Pirates Top Lanesville and Providence

Charlestown Pirate Baseball moved to 3-1 on the season after road wins at Lanesville (1-2) on Friday night and at Providence on Saturday evening.  Charlestown defeated Lanesville 7-1 behind the pitching of Drew Reich; who got the win from the mound.  Reich stuck out nine batters, allowed one hit, and one earned run within five innings.  The Pirate offense contributed 10 hits; including a Tanner Wesp finishing three for four at the plate, four RBI’s and a home run.  “Drew looked sharp in his first time on the mound this season and Tanner did a great hob for us offensively.  Most importantly, our defense was sound and we played good fundamental baseball” commented Pirate Skipper Ricky Romans.

The Pirates traveled to Providence (4-3) Saturday and got a 10-9 victory, using a big innings in the 5th and 7th to squeeze past the home standing Pioneers.  Colin Martin got the win from the mound while Ryan Jones finished 3 of 4 from the plate and Jason Houchens hit a three run double during the top of the 7th inning.  The Pirates finished the game with 10 hits and three errors.  “Sure wasn’t pretty tonight but we showed a lot of effort continuing to battle all night. Very proud of the way our guys hung in there and it’s great to see guys step up when needed in big moments”, commented Coach Romans on the victory.  The Pirates travel to MSC rival Eastern on Monday.