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Pirates winning streak ends at three

By Staff | Jun 23, 2019

The Blue Earth Pirates fell to the Waterville Indians 15-0 in seven innings on Wednesday, June 19, in a game played at Veterans Field in Blue Earth.

The Pirates could not get their bats going and were only able to tally three hits during the game.

Meanwhile, Waterville scored four runs in the first inning and one in the second to take a 5-0 lead through two innings.

Following a scoreless third inning, the Indians added two runs in the top of the fourth inning before scoring five runs in the top of the fifth with four runs coming on a grand slam home run.

Waterville added three more runs in the top of the seventh.

The Indians had a record of 11-1 coming into the game. After losing their first game of the season, they have rattled off 12 consecutive wins.

Blue Earth had been 5-2 in their last seven games. The normally reliable Pirate defense had five errors in the game.

With the loss, the Pirates record is now 5-7.

St. Clair 4, Blue Earth 3

St. Clair rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 13th inning to defeat Blue Earth 4-3.

Trailing 2-1 going into the top of the ninth inning, Lee Hodges connected for a homerun to tie the game and send it into extra innings.

The Pirates scored one run in the top of the 13th inning to take a 3-2 lead but St. Clair got two hits, a bunt single and a walk-off single to gain the victory.

Aaron Wendt had three hits for Blue Earth while Hodges had two.

The pitching duties were split between Logan Jahnke, Hodges, Hunter Bleess and Wendt.

Blue Earth played in the Miller Lite Tournament held in Green Isle and Hamburg on June 22 and 23. They return to their home diamond to host the Cleveland Spiders on Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m.