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Pirate Baseball’s Brady Latham signs to play at Kentucky Wesleyan University

On Thursday evening, Brady Latham gathered with coaches, family, friends, and teammates to sign his national letter of intent to play baseball at Kentucky Wesleyan College during the 2019-20 season.

Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in Owensboro, Kentucky just 40 minutes east of Evansville, Indiana, 2 hours west of Louisville, Kentucky. KWC offers 29 majors and 13 pre-professional curriculums.

The Kentucky Wesleyan College athletic department sponsors 21 (11 men / 10 women) varsity sports, competing at the NCAA Division II level. Known as the Panthers, Kentucky Wesleyan is a founding member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC), a conference comprised of institutions in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and West Virginia. NCAA Division II operates on a partial-scholarship model, and athletic scholarships are awarded at Kentucky Wesleyan at the discretion of each head coach.

When asked about his opportunity to play at the next level with the Panthers, Brady said, “Being able to sign with Kentucky Wesleyan is a blessing. I’ve worked so hard to be where I am and for this opportunity to be presented to be is a dream come true. I’ve been through a lot in my athletic career and I couldn’t be any more thankful and appreciative for the support system that I have behind me especially with my parents. As soon as I went on my visit and met with Coach Lillpop, I fell in love with the school and the program.  I couldn’t be any happier where I am at this point in my life and I am very excited for the future to come. I am forever grateful to have all the people in my life that I do. So thank you all!”

Charlestown Pirate coach Ricky Romans said, “I couldn’t be more proud of Brady for the hard work the he has put in during his time with us. He has earned this opportunity and there is no doubt in my mind that he will succeed at Kentucky Wesleyan.  I look forward to watching him improve this year and contribute at the next level.”

The Charlestown High School athletic department and WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulate Brady and wish him a healthy and prosperous future as a Kentucky Wesleyan College Panther.

Article and photo contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network.

 

Annual Pirate Baseball Chili Supper & Auction March 10th

The annual Charlestown Pirate Baseball Chili Supper & Auction, to benefit the Pirate Baseball program, will be held Saturday, March 10th at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.  Pleasant Ridge Church is located at 301 Gospel Road, just two blocks from Hwy. 403 in Charlestown.  The event will kick-off at 5:30 pm with a bowl of chili, dessert and drink for $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children (10 and under).  $1 Hot Dogs will also be available.  Chili Supper tickets will be sold in advance and at the door on March 10th.  Doors open at 5:00 pm, dinner begins at 5:30 pm, a guest speaker will begin at 6:30 pm, and the live auction is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm.  All proceeds from this event benefit the Charlestown High School Pirate Baseball program.  Auction items donations are welcome, as well as any questions, just contact CHS Head Baseball Coach Ricky Romans at 502-641-2883.

Pirate Sluggers Upset Brownstown 2-1

BaseballCaptureCharlestown Pirate Baseball hosted their MSC rivals from Brownstown Thursday evening to close out conference play for the season.  The game, originally scheduled for May 11th had been rescheduled due to wet field conditions, proved that this year’s young Pirate Slugger team have potential to be a sleeper opponent in next week’s sectional.  Sophomore Brendan Brainard (3-0) got the call tonight, pitching seven complete innings, earning the win after walking two and striking one out, while the Pirate defense equalized five Brave hits.  Brownstown (14-6 & 6-3 MSC) scored one run in the top of the second, before being denied home plate the remainder of the game.  Brave pitcher Maxie (4-1), recorded his first lose of the season while visiting Charlestown (7-16 & 3-6 MSC) Thursday evening; as both team logged two errors each.  The Pirates tied the game in the bottom of the sixth, but found a hero in Junior Jacob Doherty who finished the game 1-2 at the plate including a double and the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh.  “Couldn’t be more proud of the guys for the heart and effort tonight.  We didn’t play mistake free but they showed a ton of heart and that’s what matters most.  Brendan pitched exceptionally well and gave our team a chance.  This was a quality win for our young ball club”, commented a pleased Pirate Head Coach Ricky Romans.  The Pirates will travel to and compete in the Bedford-North Lawrence Invitational Saturday, before opening Sectional play Wednesday versus Sectional host Silver Creek.

Cancellations Tonight

The softball game between Charlestown and Eastern Pekin, and the baseball game between Charlestown and Brownstown Central has been cancelled due to field conditions. Softball will make their game up between Eastern Pekin during the West Washington Invitational on Saturday, May 20th. The Charlestown vs. Brownstown Central baseball game will be made up on Thursday, May 18th at 5:30pm.

Pirate Sluggers Top North Harrison 5-2

Excellent defense got it done Monday evening as the Pirate Baseball team surprised host North Harrison 5-2 in conference play.  Charlestown (5-6 & 2-1 MSC) logged no errors while scoring five off eight hits.  North Harrison (2-6 & 1-2 MSC) committed two errors and earned their runs off two hits.  Drew Fifer (2-1) got the win from the mound, retiring four and walking only two batters in seven innings of pitching.  The Pirates jumped out to a two nothing lead after three, then added three big runs in the fourth….combined with solid defense to stymie the Cougars the remainder.  Fifer also finished the game 2-4 from the plate, including two RBIs while Garrett Burke finished 2-3 from the plate and adding an RBI.  “I’m very proud of our guys effort tonight.  After a tough few days to end last week, they came out ready to play and did a nice job.  Drew pitched very well, our defense was excellent and we got some key hits tonight as well.  Great way for our young guys to bounce back”, commented Pirate Head Coach Ricky Romans.  The Pirates are back in action Thursday when hosting Scottsburg at 5:00 pm.

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