Errors Cost Bulldogs, Pirates Prevail 6-4

The Pirate Baseball team moved to 21-6 on the season and concluded regular season play with a 6-4 win over New Albany Monday afternoon.  The Bulldogs (15-14) scored two runs in the top of the first and two in the seventh; but not enough to out pace the host Pirates.  New Albany finished the game with ten hits and three errors; but only earned four runs in the loss.  The Pirates finished with six hits and no errors.  Pirate Austin Smith (7-1) got the win from the mound in 6 2/3 innings, walking three and striking three out.  “A great team win today.  Austin threw the ball well and we did a great job with the bats and played solid defense”, complimented Head Coach Ricky Romans.  Dewey Cardwell finished two for four from the plate, leading the Pirates; while Drew Reich and Zach Ramirez added doubles.  The Pirates will now begin Sectional play Wednesday evening at North Harrison, versus arch-rival Silver Creek, for a 7:30 pm first pitch.  Sectional games can be heard live via