Pirates break even

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Going through a rollercoaster of emotions during the two games on April, 17 and 18, the GHS Pirates started off strong with a win against West Carroll.

The Thunder went up early at their first at-bat going up one run in the top of the first inning. However this was quickly answered with a run of the Pirate’s own. The Pirates then went on to score 4 more runs in the second inning and never looked back. Cody Allendorf’s stellar pitching was appreciated by his teammates.

“Cody did an amazing job,” said Ethan Hefel ‘22, “he put the ball in the strike zone and trusted his teammates to do the rest.” Allendorf finished the game in the sixth inning and went home with letting up only one run and eight strikeouts.

Once again leading the Pirates over the Thunder was Evan Kruse ‘19. Kruse recorded two hits and a walk, batting a thousand. Kruse also had a stolen base and an assist, and continues to be a force on the Pirates baseball team.  

After winning handsomely 6-1, the Pirates were on to Lena, the next day, to play their conference rival.

After a nice start of 4-1, the Pirates saw the light and got ahead of themselves. They scored 3 more runs and held the Panthers to one more run.

“We were not playing to the best of our ability, “ said Jordan Gornick ‘19, “We should have kept playing hard instead of letting the lead get to our head.” Helping the Pirates in their close game was the bat of Henry Anderson ‘20 with two runs scored, a hit, and one stolen base.

However, the Lena Panthers scored six unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings. “It was not a fun time, “ said Kruse ‘19, “watching us lose a 7-2 lead was very disappointing and sad.”

The Pirates went 1-1 on the week and geared up to play three games the following week against Eastland, and Warren/Stockton. The Pirates have advanced to 4-6.

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