Prescott traveled to Cannon Falls to take on Bears in a non conference matchup. Mark Erickson was on the mound for Prescott for his first start of the season and did well, throwing four shutout innings. Eric Monson came in relief of Erickson and pitched three more scoreless innings before giving way to Billy Brookshaw. Brookshaw allowed a single run in two innings of work. Overall the pitching and defense were solid sans a few HBP’s.
Offensively the umpire kept the Pirates in check. Oh wait, I am not supposed to write that but it was true. He called two of our runners out at home that were clearly safe and it was apparent early he didn’t want to be there. It was either that or he had sweat running in his glasses or there was some bombshell blondy in the stands because a monkey could have made those calls.
Either way, the Pirates were up 1-0 going into the 5th where they scored 5 runs with 4 straight two out hits. Jake Hintz, William Brookshaw, Derrick Funson and Jared Powell all drove in runs. I clearly can’t remember how we scored the final two runs as I am pretty sure we all had heat exhaustion by then, it was pretty foggy from the 7th inning on.
One final thing to note. There was a magnificent double play turned by new combination of Powell and Funson in the middle, caveat being the MGR had to nicely scoop Powell’s errant throw.
River Rumble on Friday, game starts at 8.