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Pirates lose first game of season

By Staff | Jun 24, 2012

Pirates right hander Kane Malo keeps his eyes on the plate as he rears back to fire a pitch during a recent game.

The Blue Earth Pirates lost their first game of the season last Tuesday night at home.

The Pirates fell 9-6 to Morristown, putting their season record at 15-1.

Both Blue Earth and Morristown scored two runs in the first inning to start the game tied.

But Morristown exploded for runs in the third inning to blow the game open.

They added another run in the sixth to get to their ninth run.

The Pirates, meanwhile, tried for a comeback in the seventh and did manage to plate three runs.

Aaron Wendt and T.J. Schmidtke led the inning off with base hits, while Lee Hodges was walked.

Kane Malo added a double to bring the runners home.

Malo got on base with a hit in the ninth and came in to score the Pirates sixth and final run.

This weekend the Pirates will be participating in the Green Isle Tourney.

Blue Earth 4,

New Richland 3

The Pirates hosted New Richland on Sunday, June 17 and came out with a close 4-3 win.

New Richland scored two runs in the first inning for an early lead.

The Pirates T.J. Stallman hit a double in the second and came in to score Blue Earth’s first run.

The local team got another run in the third inning on an Aaron Wendt home run to tie the game.

The score stayed tied until the seventh when New Richland added another run.

Blue Earth responded in the eighth inning with two runs to take the narrow victory.

Blue Earth 3,

New Ulm 2

It was another squeaker for the Pirates when they played New Ulm on Saturday, June 16.

Blue Earth won the game 3-2.

The Pirates scored a run in the first, one in the second and another in the third to secure the win.

Aaron Wendt reached first twice on base hits and was able to get home both times.

John Franta also reached first on a base hit and came in for one of the Pirate’s runs.