On Saturday the Pirates played in River Falls for what has been a good rivalry over the years. The Fighting Fish have had the upper hand on Prescott lately winning the last four. Fortunately for Prescott, the bats stayed hot and Jesse Tollefson continues to roll.
Prescott scored three runs in the first inning off Fish pitch Scott Wells. The Pirates sent 8 hitters to the plate in the first which set the tone for the rest of the game. The Pirates continued all game to put together good ABs by consistently getting guys on base and constantly putting pressure on River Falls. The squad did leave 19 guys on base which has to be some sort of record and Brian Johnson set team record by stranding 10 alone. We had a good chuckle and moved on. Jared Powell was 3-5 with 3 RBI and another HR, a solo shot in the 7th.
Jesse Tollefson was again the story of the game. He gave up two earned runs over nine innings and threw the first Pirate CG of the year. He also has ditched his 8th inning blues which again, was laughed about during and after the game. It is fun to watch guys who know how to win by throwing strikes and hitting spots.
Sunday the Pirates traveled to Plum City to take on the Blues. Unfortunately the game was suspended in the bottom of the 5th inning with the Pirates up 3-0. The game will be resumed in Prescott on July 21st when Plum City comes to town. Ben Krings had a two out hit in the 2nd to put the Pirates up 1-0. Powell had two more hits as he plated the second run with a single and later scored on a wild pitch. Very impressive for someone who may have been over served the night before.