Here is the Prescott Pirates Facebook page that will replace the Facebook group.
The Pirates went 2-1 in the Plum City Tournament. Unfortunately the loss was the first game against Ellworth 2-1. The game was 1-1 through six when the Hubbers plated a run in the 7th to take the lead and the Pirate’s weren’t able to tie the game up in the bottom. The bats still were silent but there were better swings and some unlucky happenings that kept the offense in check.
Next up were the Plum City Blues. Adam Barta started the game and threw all seven innings. He did run into one barrel in the 6th which I’ve heard still hasn’t landed. The final score was 6-4 and with Barta getting the W and battery mate Ben Krings going 3-4. Mike Lytle had a 2 run double in the 2nd to kick start the offense.
Monday we played Bay City in the consolation game. The Pirates jumped on top right away scoring consistently all game. Nick Johnson had a couple hits and 3 RBI, Jared Powell hit his first home run and Alex Ross had 2 run double. Brian Johnson also had three hits. Pirates won 10-3 and Billy Brookshaw picked up with pitching win. Unfornately Lytle hurt his shoulder pitching and will be placed on the 7 day DL. Being called up is Michael Brookshaw. j/k
The Pirates play in the annual Plum City Tournament starting Saturday at 10 AM versus Ellsworth. This tournament is like no other as pretty much anything goes outside of the baselines and the atmosphere and discretionary choices are talked about for decades.
Unfortunately the Pirates head into the tournament by losing their first two games. New Richmond handed the squad their first conference loss on the season, 5-1 on Sunday. Hayden Zimmerman shutdown the offense by only giving up one unearned run and tossing all nine innings.
The Pirates look to get in a groove this weekend with some needed innings for some of the veteran players. Should be a fun weekend.
Our game versus Ellsworth today has been canceled.
The season opener went about as well as a season opener normally goes. Some good plays, some not so good plays, a few really good swings, three base running gaffs and a couple boots. All in all, the team played pretty well considering it was the first time most of us had stepped on a field since August.
With the Pirates up 2-1 in the 4th, Sport-N-Spine put up a seven spot on starter Mark Erickson and relief pitcher Brett Steinwagner. Four of the seven came with two outs. Nothing to be upset about the pitching though, guys threw strikes but they found some barrels.
Up next is Ellsworth on Saturday at Firehall Field @ Noon.
Tonight the Pirates begin their 2013 journey against Sport-N-Spine, a Minnesota Class A team from St. Paul. On the hill will be newcomer Mark Erickson from Superior, WI by way of St. Scholastica College. The game will be played at legendary Dunning Field in St. Paul just off of HWY 94 and Lexington Ave starting at 7:30.
There are a hanful of new players on the roster this year that is topping out at 21 players, the largest ever in Pirate history. Jake Hintz, Erickson, Eric Monson and eventually Rob Mouton will round out the roster to give the Pirates their deepest team ever assembled.
Saturday is the first conference game against rival Ellsworth. Ellsworth was a hit away from joining Prescott in the WBA state championship game last year and will give the Pirates an early test. Game is set for Noon in Prescott. Sunday should be no easier as New Richmond comes to town for a 1 PM tilt. The Pirates have struggled with the Millers as of late and with New Richmond’s pitching, it should be another battle.
Unfortunately the Pirates lost a few members of the squad. Chuck Block has decided to retire and Dillow Powell now lives in Missouri. Good luck to both and we will miss you in the dugout.
Welcome to the new website of the Prescott Pirates. After years of rehashing the same old site, we decided that a revamp of content and technology was needed. This site allows fans to interact with the website along with allowing administrators to update on team progress remotely.