THE BUCCANEERS TAME THE GO GO LIZZIES TO TAKE THE GOLD DOUBLOONS OF SWEET VICTORY ON OPENING DAY AT CHRISTIE PITSGame Post edited with file from Steve Yacht. Photograph courtesy of Michael Tutton.
Beneath the twilight on a warm Spring night, the Pirates defeated the Lizzies 9-4 in four seafaring innings of Peewee Division play this evening at Christie Pits Diamond Two Inlet.
Here is a Lizzies log of the battle:
- It was a superb Spring evening for baseball under the Christie Pits lights as the Peewee Division Lizzies took on the Pirates in their regular season opener on Monday night.
- The Lizzies saw Jamie (13) make a great fielding play on a grounder to first by the Pirates in the top of the first.
- This was followed by a well executed pick off at third base later in the inning, involving Lizzies starting pitcher Nicolas (3), third baseman Josh (4) and catcher Taio (8). As a result, the Pirates were held to just one run.
- Jamie shone in the bottom of the first again with a lead off walk and a run for the Cubs.
- In top of the second, Lizzies reliever Ethan (7) made his presence felt immediately by striking out the first Pirates batter. The Pirates later rallied with four runs in the frame to take a 5-1 lead.
- Cubs reliever Jamie mowed down three Bucs on three strikeouts to keep the Pirates off the scoreboard in the top of the third.
- Parker (1) of the Cubs walked and stole two bases in the bottom of the third.
- In the top of fourth, Cubs reliever Zenon (9) knocked out his first batter with a K. However, the Pirates plated four runs.
- The Lizzies rallied in the bottom of the fourth with Jona (6) stealing two bases and Nicolas and Ethan each racking up an RBI.
- Final score: Pirates 9 Lizzies 4