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BE Pirates defeat Spiders 16-1

By Staff | Jul 3, 2010

Lee Hodges connects with a pitch,

The Blue Earth Pirates put the wood on the ball last Wednesday night and blasted the Cleveland Spiders 16-1.

“We were hitting very, very well,” Pirates Coach Todd Schmidtke says. “We had 16 hits in the game.”

Cody Sukalski had the hot bat, going 4 for 5 with two home runs. He had four RBI in the game.

Trent Sonnicksen was 3 for 5 and both T.J. Schmidtke and Lee Hodges were 2 for 4, while Garrett Anderson was 2 for 3.

Aaron Wendt had one hit, but it was a homerun.

The Pirates started right off with a series of hits, and led the Spiders 11-0 after just two innings of play.

Schmidtke got the win, pitching six solid innings. He allowed the one Cleveland run on three hits. He struck out five and didn’t issue a single base on balls.

Forrest Passer came in for one inning at the mound. He struck out one, walked one, and allowed one hit.

The win pushed the Pirates league record to 9-2.

BE 7, Minnesota Lake 2

On Sunday, June 27, the Pirates hosted Minnesota Lake in a game played at the Winnebago field.

Blue Earth won the contest 7-2.

Minnesota Lake scored one run in the first inning, and added another in the third, taking the early lead.

The Pirates started scoring in their half of the third, going ahead 3-2. They added three more in the sixth inning.

Both teams had 10 hits in the game. Justin Schaible, Lee Hodges and Dan Franta all went 2 for 4 for the Pirates.

Hodges was the winning pitcher, going eight innings. He gave up the two runs on 10 hits, struck out 12 and walked three.

Cody Sukalski came in for one inning of relief.