The Charlestown Pirate Baseball team (4-4 & 1-0 MSC) traveled to Pekin Monday evening to begin Mid-Southern Conference Baseball play against the host Musketeers. The Pirates trailed Eastern 2-1 after completion of the first innings of play, but then opened things up scoring two runs in the third, three in the fourth and another four in the fifth to secure the 10-4 victory. Charlestown scored their ten runs off nine hits while committing three errors; and Eastern (0-4 & 0-1 MSC) scored their four runs off six hits while committing only one error. Freshman Drew Fifer got the win from the mound, improving his pitching record to 1-1 on the young season. Fifer pitched five innings, allowing just four hits and two earned runs, while striking out three from the mound. Pirate Junior Nolan Abell finished the game one for three from the plate-including a double, scoring three runs, and four RBI’s. Senior Brandon Love and Junior Jacob Doherty both finished the game 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI each; and Doherty scoring twice. After the game Pirate Head Coach Ricky Romans commented that “After a sluggish start tonight, the guys stepped it up and played well. Pitching was good tonight and our offense came through with some big hits at the right time. It’s nice to get a road conference win under our belt.” Pirate Baseball is back in action Thursday, April 13th hosting Corydon at 6:00 pm.
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On Friday evening, the Pirate Baseball team (3-4 overall; 0-0 MSC) hosted a team from Tri County, Michigan for a double header with New Albany. New Albany defeated Tri County, Michigan 13-3 in game one of the doubleheader, and the Pirates played Tri County following. Tri County jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Pirates answered with 1 in the bottom half and 3 in the bottom of the second and never looked back in route to the 19-5 win over Tri County, Michigan to earn their first win of the season. Andrew Snider (1-0) was the winning pitcher for the Pirates. On offense, the Pirates were led by Senior Brandon Love (2-3, run and 3 runs batted in) and Alec Sipes (4-4, 3 doubles and 1 run batted in) in a good offensive night. Head Coach Ricky Romans commented, “Very sloppy game for both teams. We didn’t come out ready to play in the field tonight but we got it together after the 1st inning. With a young squad, that could have have set a bad tone for us for the rest of the night but to the guys credit, they stayed focused and got through it.” The Pirates faced off against New Washington in a double header on Saturday, and will next open MSC play tonight, traveling to Eastern.
Due to the rain yesterday and cold temperatures, all Pirate & Lady Pirate events have been cancelled for this evening. This includes JV Baseball at Lanesville, Softball at Corydon, Track & Field at Salem and Girls Tennis at North Harrison. The Charlestown High School Athletic Department has announced the following makeup dates for the postponed events:
Lady Pirate Softball at Corydon Central will now be played on Tuesday, April 18th starting at 5:00pm.
Lady Pirate Tennis at North Harrison will now be played on Friday, April 21st starting at 4:30pm.
Makeup dates for all other cancelled events have not been determined as of now.
Anyone interested in trying out for any Charlestown High School Spring Sport must have a completed physical on file with the school Athletic Department.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball tryouts will be held on Monday, March 6th; beginning at 5:30 pm at the CHS Softball complex. Anyone interested needs to report with softball attire, cleats and tennis shoes. Questions can be directed to Head Coach John Smith at (502)548-3509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any CHS boy interested in playing Charlestown Pirate Golf during the upcoming season should attend a meeting in Coach Tolliver’s room (A224) on Monday, March 6th, during IMPACT. Please contact Coach Tolliver for more information if needed in advance of Monday’s meeting.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Tennis will begin Monday, March 13th at 3:15 pm (to 5:00 pm), at the Charlestown High School Tennis Courts. Questions regarding Lady Pirate Tennis can be directed to Head Coach Scott Matthews at email@example.com.
Pirate Baseball Tryouts will be held on Monday, March 13th from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the CHS Baseball facility. Anyone interested in trying out for the high school baseball team needs to come prepared for inside and/or outside workout on Monday the 13th. Gray baseball pants, black t-shirt, hat and cleats are needed while outside; while tennis shoes or turf shoes are needed inside as cleats are not allowed inside the hitting facility. Questions should be directed to Head Coach Ricky Romans at 502-641-2883.
The annual Charlestown Pirate Baseball Chili Supper & Auction, to benefit the Pirate Baseball program, will be held Saturday, February 18th 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 February 18th. After your chili dinner, take your chances on any of the auction items available for bid; as the live auction is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm the same night. 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.
The Charlestown High School Baseball and Softball programs have announced the return of their Mattress Sale fund raiser for program expenses. Saturday, December 11th between 10am and 5pm; and again Sunday, December 12th between 1pm and 6pm, the Charlestown High School Cafeteria will turn into a new mattress showroom. Over twenty different styles in all sizes and price ranges will be available; including another FREE pillow offer (while supplies last) by scheduling and making an event appointment. This sale will only occur Saturday and Sunday, December 11th and 12th during the before mentioned times. Don’t miss this opportunity to replace a worn mattress with a new high-quality replacement for a great deal while also supporting Pirate Baseball and Lady Pirate Softball. New and improved this year, see the adjacent graphic for Community Appreciation Coupons and find more information the Facebook event page located at www.Facebook.com/TMCmidwest. Pirate Nation, support this HS Baseball/Softball program fund raiser by scheduling a Mattress Sale appointment with team player (no purchase required) and sharing the Facebook Event page using the previous link.
Charlestown Pirate Baseball 2016 graduate Tanner Wesp has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball for the Indiana University at South Bend. Wesp, who was a multi-sport standout throughout his high school career at Charlestown, predominantly dominated first base play for the Pirates over the past three seasons; while always posing the threat to knock a ball well out of the park. During his signing this past week, Wesp said that he really “loved the place” when making visit to the college after the Titans Head Coach notified him of interest. Tanner explained that it became obvious to him that the baseball program at South Bend is a high priority within the school, and added that “the facilities are top notch”; all which contributed to his desire to play for the Titans. When asked what advice he would give to high school athletes thinking about playing at the college level, he explained that starting recruitment activities, “especially getting your name out there early” is important. The IU South Bend Titans play baseball in the very competitive Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference of the NAIA. Tanner’s parents, Jim and Jill Wesp, his sister Emma, nephew Grayson, as well as Coaches Romans and Hester were all in attendance during the signing event. Older sister Sarah was unable to attend, but only in physical presence; as the entire family is tight-knit and supportive. “Tanner is a good kid, good student; but on the field they’re (South Bend) is getting a heck of baseball player.” Commented Pirate Baseball Head Coach Ricky Romans. “He’s got the skills, baseball knowledge, and understanding of the game (especially at first base) to be beneficial to their program”, concluded Coach Romans. At the conclusion of his signing, Tanner stated “I want to thank everyone who has supported and helped me, my coaches (especially Coach Romans and Coach Hester), my parents and sisters, and Charlestown fans”.