SEIZING CONTROL OF THE MIZZENMAST, THE BUCCANEERS PREVAIL FOR THE JOLLY ROGER VICTORY OVER THE ROCKIES AT CHRISTIE PITS
Game Post composed with files from Robert Grygorcewicz and Ted Sharp
Beneath a thick pea soup layer of hot and humid skies, the Pirates topped the Rockies 7-5 in three innings of Peewee Division action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
Here is the Pirates Log of the Proceedings:
- After a hot day on the high seas, the Pirates sailed into the Rockies port looking to do some damage after some unsuccessful baseball-pillaging the night before against the landlubbing Lizzies.
- With the Pirates regular coaches having abandoned the ship for a second night in a row, the fill-in parent-hostage-coaches Graham & Robert had finally caught on by now as to what the leather-covered spheres and aluminum sticks were used for – and the Pirates rallied behind them in support.
- The Pirates started off feeling a tad sluggish in the top of the first as they slugged their way to an early four run lead.
- Beginning with aggressive lead off man Aiden (14), the Pirates bats were strong, with solid visits to the plate by Willem (5), Liam (10) and all the scallywags.
- Buccaneers starting pitcher Aaron (6) limited a Rockies counter assault to three runs in bottom of the first inning.
- The pitching cannons of Zenon (8) in the second and Francis (11) in the third were aimed precisely, holding the Rockies to just one run in each inning.
- Pirates catchers Elliot (12) and Myles (7) made sure that their catcher’s mitts were filled with glue and took charge behind the plate.
- Strong fielding play by both teams throughout the game resulted in some professional catches and throw-outs;
- Pirates second baseman Henry (15) had a hot glove and robbed the Rockies of some sure hits;
- Getting into port late, AJ (2) almost missed the boat but arrived in time to add a strong bat and a productive foray at shortstop;
- Sailing to a victory to end the regular season, the Pirates took no prisoners (and released the parent coaches).
- This was a fine performance by both the Pirates and the Rockies to end a fun-filled regular season, as both teams are now primed and ready for the playoffs!
Here is a Rockies account of the game:
- The game was well played with many put-outs, including Rockies catcher Thomas (9) catching a big league pop up, which is something you rarely see in Mosquito Division play.
- The Rockies pitching was a bit spotty against the Pirates, with one pitcher letting in three runs and another allowing four.
- Gabriel (8) was effective shutting the Pirates out with Adi (1) and Matthew (10) flashing the leather behind him.