The Pirates held on to beat the Elmwood Expos 8-7 in the first game of the 2016 season. Adam Barta threw 4 innings giving up just 1 run. He was then relieved by Jesse Tollefsen and Evan Bayer. Offense was led by Mike Brookshaw, Mike Lytle, and Alex Ross. Pirates are back in action next weekend with two more conference home games, Bay City on Saturday and Spring Valley on Sunday. Both games will start at 1pm.