The Pirates entered the weekend with a 3-1 conference record and closed up shop Sunday afternoon at 6-1. Friday we traveled to Hager City and the game started off well with a 4-run 1st. There were some nice hits, a few misplays in the field to help us out and all of a sudden the squad was up quickly. Things started to get hairy when starter Jesse Tollefson gave up 3 runs in the 5th. Tollefson went 7 innings giving up the same number and was relieved by Eric Monson who closed the door for a two inning save.
Saturday Bay City came to town and the bats struggled to put together hits which kept the game close until the very end. Rob Mouton started his first game for Prescott and was dominant. He struck out 8 over 7 innings, walking 2 and not allowing a run. Nick Johnson relieved Mouton and finished off the game with another Pirate 2 inning save. There wasn’t a lot to talk about offensively. Derrick Munsen had a big 2 out single that drove in the first run and Johnson’s groundout put the Pirates up 2.
Sunday the bats finally showed up giving our pitching corp a little breathing room. We got the offense going right away in the first with consecutive with Chris Terrazas’s sac fly scoring Billy Brookshaw and Jared Powell’s sac fly scoring Brady Randolph. Jim French then singled home Nick Johnson and the Pirates were up quickly 3-0. Randolph and French each hit solo HR’s to make the score 5-0. The score was 6-2 in the 8th when Randolph, Johnson and Terrazas each singled home runs to extend the lead to 9-2, the final score.
Overall the weekend was a success, the pitching was terrific and nobody pulled a muscle, something uncommon for the Pirates after three consecutive games.