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.