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B.E. Pirates pick up 3 more wins

By Staff | Jun 12, 2011

The Blue Earth Pirates have boosted their record to 7-2 overall and 6-1 in the league with wins over Lake Crystal, Wells and Mankato East.

Blue Earth 14,

Lake Crystal 3

On June 5, the Pirates cruised to a 14-3 victory over Lake Crystal. Blue Earth never trailed in the game and extended their lead in the later innings.

In the first, former BEA standout and Gustavus Adolphus star Cody Sukalski walked and scored on a Bobby Olson RBI single.

The Pirates were back in the scoring column in the fourth inning. Aaron Wendt walked, Kane Malo reached base on an error by the shortstop and Trent Sonnicksen singled to bring in the two runners.

Sonnicksen had a big day at the plate last Sunday, going five for five and scoring three runs.

In the top of the sixth, the Pirates established a seven-run cushion by scoring four runs on five hits. Sonnicksen and Sukalski combined to deliver the knock-out blow when they both doubled to get the Pirate rally started.

In the bottom of the sixth, Lake Crystal plated all three of their runs scored during the game.

Blue Earth quickly got the runs back scoring three runs apiece in the seventh and eighth innings.

Wendt earned the win from the mound for the Pirates.

Blue Earth 5,

Wells 2

Saturday June 4, Blue Earth broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the sixth when Sukalski singled to score Domitru Beck.

The Pirates then tacked on single runs in the eighth and ninth to secure the 5-2 victory.

Bobby Olson, John Traetow and Sukalski teamed up to hold Wells to two runs. Sukalski earned the save throwing two innings and striking out one.

Sukalski also had a strong day at the plate singling three times and driving in one runner.

Blue Earth 14,

Mankato East 2

The Blue Earth Pirates scored 14 runs in two innings to pillage the Mankato Mets 14-2.

Blue Earth scored eight runs in the third inning and six in the seventh to inflate their large lead.

The big Pirate second inning began with two outs already recorded by the Mets. From there, the Pirates strung together eight hits and three walks to hang a crooked number on the scoreboard.

Lee Hodges had the only extra base hit in the inning when he connected with a double scoring T.J. Schmidtke, Olson and Traetow.

In the seventh inning, erratic pitching doomed the Mets as they allowed five walks to begin the inning.

With one run in after a bases loaded walk, Olson cleared the bases with a double pushing the Pirate lead to 13-2. An error by Mankato short stop Sam Stier scored Olson and the ten run rule went into effect.

Fanning Mankato Met hitters the entire night was Garret Anderson. In his four innings of work, the Pirate ace had 10 strike-outs allowing one hit and one run.

Cody Sukalski threw the final three innings giving up one run and four hits.