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4A #2 Floyd Central Has to Rally to Beat the Pirates

The Class 3A #10 Charlestown Pirate Baseball team traveled to Floyd Central Friday evening for an out-of-conference match-up.  The Pirates led 1-0 after the first inning, then 3-1 after the three complete between they tied at seven after five.  The Highlanders led 8-7 going to the bottom of the sixth before the Pirates scored two runs to regain the lead in the top of the seventh.  Floyd Central rallied and scored two in the bottom of the seventh to avoid the upset at home.  More to follow….

The Pirates’ show down with Class 3A #5 Silver Creek, for the MSC lead, is Monday evening, 5:00 pm at Silver Creek.

Pirates Wear-Out Clarksville 14-4 in Five

The Charlestown Pirate Baseball team hosted the Clarksville Generals in Mid-Southern Conference play Thursday evening, having a huge fifth inning to ten rule the Generals 14-4 and improve to 11-3 & 5-0 MSC on the season thus far.  Senior Drew Reich returned to the mound, pitching the win for the Pirates and moving his record to 3-0 on the season.  Wyatt Kissel collected the loss from the General mound.  Both pitchers delivered over 90 pitches throughout the game.  The Pirates answered a run scored by the Generals in the top of the second; with two runs in the bottom after a scoreless first.  The Pirates repeated that scoring action in the third, scoring two runs in the bottom of the third after a second run by Clarksville (3-10 & 1-2 MSC) to make it a 4-2 advantage after three.  Holding the Generals run-less in the top of the third, the Pirates got the sticks busy, adding three runs in the bottom of the fourth and a big seven run fifth to take a ten run lead and end the game in five.  Devon Krueger had a big night for the Pirates, finishing 2 of 3 from the plate, including two doubles and two RBIs.  Atom Ward finished 2 for 4 in trips to the plate, with two runs; and Justin Farris added a triple to the winning mix.  “We got off to a slow start tonight and didn’t really have the intensity we needed. To the guys credit, they made some adjustments and got it going but we have to come out ready to go right away at all times”, commented a pleased Pirate Head Coach Ricky Romans.  The Pirates start a competitive strength of their schedule; next up are three straight state-ranked opponents.  The Pirates go to Floyd Cental Friday night, to Silver Creek in a huge MSC showdown Monday evening, and then host Austin on Thrusday.

Pirates Find a Way to Win Slugfest with Madison

Ugly is ugly, but a win is a win….the measure the Pirates found themselves feeling after bettering Madison by one run in a non-conference clash Tuesday evening at Charlestown High School.  Regardless, the tenth ranked Pirates (10-3) found the way to get it done in the bottom of sixth and seventh innings, in a game with 25 total hits and 9 total errors.  Austin Smith got the win in relief from the mound in three innings.  Charlestown led Madison 6-4 after four innings completed, before both teams poured on the runs in the fifth; as the Pirates plated five and the Cubs six for a 11-10 score.  Madison scored two more runs in the top of the sixth to take a one run lead before the Pirates plated one in the bottom of the sixth to tie the score, hold Madison (2-8) in the top of the seventh, then score the winning run in the bottom of seventh for the 13 – 12 final score.  Austin Smith is now 4-0 after strikiing out five Madison batters in the final three innings of the game.  Ryan Jones finished 3-4, with 3 Runs, and a RBI.  Dewey Cardwell went 2-5 at the plate but knocked in four runs, and Atom Ward fiinished 2-2, with 2 Runs and a RBI.  “Tonight was just an old fashioned slugfest.  Neither team played great and our defense and pitching was just horrendous.  After all that, somehow we found a way to win”, commented Pirate Head Coach Ricky Romans.  For lack of better words…the upcoming nine days of games are crazy for the #10 3A Pirates.  Charlestown will host Clarksville Thursday, a team that represents a very important conference clash; then travel to Class 4A #2 Floyd Central on Friday, then to Class 3A #5 and arch-rival Silver Creek Monday, before hosting Class 2A #10 Austin next Thursday.  If these games won’t prepare the Pirates for post season play, nothing will on area schedules.  Don’t miss a chance to watch these talented young men play baseball for PirateNation.

Rider and Pirates Outlast Cougars in MSC Battle

The Pirate Baseball team traveled to North Harrison for an important conference battle, as both teams came into the game undefeated in conference play.  The Pirates (9-3 & 4-0 MSC) posted three runs in the first the and held the Cougars to two runs for the 3-2 win.  The Cougars scored their two runs in the fifth inning of play, but it wasn’t enough.  Kelly Rider pitched the complete game, finishing with eight strikeouts, four hits and the win.  “Kelly threw a great game tonight and battled through a lot of adversity. He was sharp and competed tonight”, commented Head Coach Ricky Romans after the contest.  North Harrison (10-3 & 3-1 MSC) had four hits and one error on the evening.  Pirate Tanner Wesp finished two for four at the plate while Pirate Colin Martin finished two for three and two RBIs.  Charlestown will host Madison on Tuesday, April 28th beginning at 5:30 pm.

Wesp and Pirates Rally in the 6th to Beat BNL

The Charlestown Pirate Baseball team traveled to Bedford-North Lawrence High School Tuesday evening for a non-conference clash with the Class 4A #4 Stars.  The Pirates had to rally to win, however defeated the host Stars 9-8 after two big multi-run home runs by Ryan Jones and Tanner Wesp.  Ryan Jones’ homer came in the third and Wesp’s in the sixth when the score was tied at six.  Wesp’s home run lifted the Pirates to a 9-6 lead, who then held Bedford to a run in the bottom of the sixth and one in the seventh for the win.  Kelly Rider got the win from the mound in a little over five innings.  Jones finished the game 4 for 4 and Devon Krueger 3 for 4 at the plate.  “We wanted to play good ball and see where that put us…..we’re excited to leave here (BNL) with a victory”, commented Pirate Head Coach Ricky Romans.  The Pirate JV team will play at New Albany Wednesday evening and both Varsity and JV will host Scottsburg on Thursday.

Reich and Pirates Throttle the Panthers, 11-1

DrewReichSenior Pitcher Drew Reich allowed only three hits, rung up six, and walked one to improve to 2-0 on the season from the mound.  Charlestown dominated Corydon (4-2 & 0-2 MSC) Wednesday night scoring eleven runs on eleven hits and one error to stay the course in conference play.  After a scoreless first, the Pirates (5-1 & 2-0 MSC) outscored the visitors 5-1 in the second to land the first punch.  The knock-out blow came in the bottom of the fourth with a Charlestown four run inning to make it 10-1.  Tanner Wesp finished the game three of four from the plate, including a double and a RBI; while Atom Ward finished a perfect three for three at the plate, including a double and three RBI’s.  Coach Ricky Romans, after the game commented, “I’m proud of the guys effort tonight.  We played an all around good game.  It’s also exciting to see guys step up tonight like Atom Ward.  He did a super job at the plate and gained some valuable confidence.  Overall a great night.”  The Pirates will next host Jeffersonville on Friday, with a 5:00 pm JV first pitch and 7:00 pm Varsity first pitch.

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