Hey everyone! Sorry for the absence, we’ve had a few technical difficulties but are back up and running and wanted to keep you updated!
We’ve had a little bit of a schedule change due to some weather last weekend. With Plum City being cancelled we will be playing them on the normal scheduled day at home, this Saturday, July 14. In order to make up the cancellation we will be playing a double-header with them that day, which will be two 7 inning games. So be ready for a weekend full of baseball as we will play Hager City that Sunday afternoon July 15, at home as well.
Just to clear up a little bit of potential confusion, we wanted to make sure everything is clear for the Hastings, Elmwood, and River Falls weekend as well. There was a little playing around with the schedule to try to flip around some games that weekend so we would be able to play River Falls on that Friday night, in River Falls. This will not be happening anymore after a few conversations were had. What our schedule says now is what will be played.
We remain undefeated up until this point as we just got back from a win in Hudson this afternoon. Our current overall record is 9-1 and our win today brings our league record to 7-0. Thank you all for your support!
After two games this weekend, away in Osceola Friday night (7-3) and at home this afternoon against Spring Valley (6-5), we pulled together two more league wins. After these two wins that puts us at 7-1 overall and 5-0 in league play.
Winning pitchers on the weekend were Evan Bayer and Eric Munson, both throwing 6 full innings and having some relief help from Conner Cress and Dylan Gausman. Several players had multiple hits in either game this weekend and our offense has continued to stay hot thus far this season. We continue league play next Saturday afternoon at home against the Ellsworth Hubbers at 1PM.
Saturday we were set to play Elmwood at home and ended up being rained out after 4 full innings. This game will be resumed July 21 when we go to Elmwood. The game is going to pick up where we left off, in the top of the 5th inning with the score being 4-3 Elmwood ahead. Thanks to everyone who braved the rain while the game lasted!
Last weekend we played two games at home against Bay City and Hager City. Eric Munson was the starting pitcher on Saturday and ended up with the win by a score of 7-4 with Dylan Gausman finishing off the game on the hill. There were several Pirates with mutiple hits in both games last weekend. Sunday, we faced off against the Skeeters, with Dylan Gausman starting this game on the hill for us and Andrew Rozmiarek finishing this game on the mound for his very first Pirate appearance. It should also be noted that outfielder Zach Dolan hit his first Pirate (and career) homerun Sunday against the Skeeters as well! We won this game 9-3. Both games ended up as wins for us which brings our league record to 2-0 and our record overall to 4-1. We will continue league play this weekend at home against the Elmwood Expos with a 1PM start.
We started off our 2018 season in Plum City last weekend, finishing the tournament going 2-1, which was good enough for second place! Game one we took on the River Falls Fighting Fish and started out pretty hot, scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the first. Billy and Mike Brookshaw, along with Logan Johnson led the way offensively with 2 hits each. Eric Munson started the game on the mound for us and ended up throwing a no hitter (near perfect game) as we went on to win 4-0.
Game 2 against the Menominee Eagles started off about the same way as we scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first. Evan Bayer started this game for us on the mound, throwing a solid 6 1/3 innings before Mike Lytle made his first comeback appearance on the mound in nearly four years. Lytle closed the final 2 outs of the game from the mound, which gave us another win by a score of 9-5.
In the championship game we were put up against the Osseo Merchants. A great game from Conner Cress on the hill held the Merchants to only 2 runs and a handful of hits, but we couldn’t string any hits together, as we took our first loss of the season 2-0.
We continue play this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be at home both days taking on Bay City (Saturday) and Hager City (Sunday), both beginning at 1PM. Sunday, First National Bank of River Falls will be holding their annual tailgate! Their will be both food and beverages available to attending fans throughout the game! Thank you to all of those from the bank that are volunteering their time to show their support to our team, and fans, be sure to thank them for their time as well!
Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend!
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It’s that time of year again, Plum City 2018! We will begin our season this Saturday, May 26th in the annual Plum City Tournament! We start 2018 play against River Falls at 3PM Saturday afternoon, and are excited to get this summer underway! We know you all travel well with us, especially this weekend, so we’re excited to see you all there!