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Pirates Fall to Tigers
Jason Trusty
Monday, September 21, 2020

MACKS CREEK - The Macks Creek Pirates opened the home portion of their Fall schedule with a 28-2 loss in three innings to the visiting Weaubleau Tigers.

Weaubleau plated eight runs in the first inning and never looked back. They plated another eight in the second before pushing across 12 in the third. Defensively on the night the Pirates committed nine errors behind their pitchers.

Macks Creek scored their first run in the bottom of the second. Tanner Smith doubled to left-center field, advanced on a balk to third, and then scored on a Hunter Harris bloop-single to right. In the bottom of the third Olivier Sanchez singled to right and would be erased on a Grant English fielder's choice to second. Grant beat the throw to first. He advanced to second on a wild pitch and then scored on a Trever Smith single to left-center, just sliding in under the tag at home.

Grant also started and took the loss for the Pirates. He worked one-and-a-third innings, allowing 14 runs, three earned, on nine hits while striking out two and walking one batter. Dakota Willis threw two-thirds of an inning and was touched for two unearned runs on one hit while walking two, hitting one batter, and striking out one. Olivier Sanchez went one-third of an inning and allowed seven runs, six earned, on three hits while walking four. Preston Borgmeyer made his Varsity pitching debut and allowed five runs, one earned, on four hits.

Offensively Tanner Smith paced the offense with a double and a single in his two trips to the plate. He also scored once and had an RBI. Hunter Harris had an RBI-single and Olivier Sanchez singled as well. Grant English reached on a fielder's choice and scored a run, and Trever Smith walked.

"Tonight Weaubleau put the ball in play quite a bit and we kicked it at times," said Pirates' Head Coach Jason Trusty, "we missed some fairly routine plays and it did cost us."

"More innings and more experience for my guys in offense, defense, and pitching."

Macks Creek falls to 0-2 with the loss. They are back in action again on Tuesday when they travel to Wheatland for a 5:00 game.

The JV Pirates dropped the JV game 3-0. The contest was called due to a light malfunction prior to the start of the third inning.

Keith Edelman started and took the loss. He allowed three runs, two earned, on one hit while walking five and striking out one. He was also aided by two double plays turned by the Pirates JV.

Dakota Willis was the only player to reach when he walked in the second.