Category Archives: Baseball

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.

Pirates Begin MSC Play with Win Over Eastern

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.

Pirate Baseball Fights Out Win Friday

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.

All Events Cancelled – Thursday

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.

Spring Sports Try-Out Announcement

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

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

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.


Annual Pirate Baseball Chili Supper & Auction Feb 18th

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.

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