By Jason Strangis
Three up, three down for the Prescott Pirates. The Pirates went 3-0 last week to improve to 9-1 overall on the season. After beating Cannon Falls 4-2 and Osceola 5-2 on the road, the Pirates returned home last Sunday to face Hudson.
The bats were really cracking for the Pirates as they collected 14 hits in a 9-3 victory over the River Rats. Jared Powell highlighted the game as he hit a towering home run over the left-field fence to give Prescott a 4-1 lead in the third inning. Alex Ross had a strong day at the plate with three hits including a double. Justin Tobias and Nick Johnson added two hits each with doubles, while Logan Johnson had a triple. Jim French knocked out a double, and Mike Brookshaw also hit a double in his first appearance at the plate for the Pirates.
Prescott pitcher Jesse Tollefson kept Hudson in check for the first six innings before being relieved by Adam Barta, who preserved the victory. Hudson had nine hits in the game but the River Rats were unable to put together any big scoring innings.
The Pirates, meanwhile, took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, and scored in every inning except the fourth.