Continental 8, Miller City 4 – Monday
The Wildcats (2-5,2-2 PCL) host the Pirates (6-2, 1-0 PCL) in a PCL matchup that had the Pirates take a 2-0 lead at the start. Miller City scored one in second but the Pirates came back in the third by scoring 4 for a 6-1 lead. The MCats outscored the Pirates 3-2 in the remaining innings but it was too little too late. Amber Logan led the Pirate hitters with a home run and single while McKenna Scott had a double and a pair of singles. Emma Recker got the win for the Pirates on the mound.
Bryan 21, Continental 4 – Tuesday
The Bears (12-6) pounded out 23 hits as the Pirates (6-3) hosted the non league affair. Bryan jumped out of the gate early and had an 11-0 lead after the top of the second when the Pirates got on the board with a single run in the second and 3 more in the third to make the score 11-4. The bears finished the game by scoring the last 11 runs. The Pirates had 5 hits with Alex Quigley having 2 singles while Emma Recker had a double. McKenna Scott took the loss on the mound for the Pirates
Columbus Grove 7, Continental 6 – Friday
The Pirates (6-4, 1-1 PCL) traveled to Columbus Grove (10-4, 2-0 PCL) in a softball battle of recent past league champions. The Pirates fell behind 2-0 after 3 but battled back to take a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the fifth. Grove scored 5 in the bottom of the 5th to take a 7-3 lead. The Pirates scored the last 3 runs of the game for the 7-6 finale. Continental had 5 hits, led by McKenna Scott’s a single and a double and a Kacie Quigley double. Emma Recker took the loss for the Pirates while giving up 10 hits.
1st Game Wauseon 1,5 Continental 11 – Saturday
Both teams were hitting in the first game of Pirates first game of the Pilot Invitational as 26 hits were spread evenly between the two teams. Continental (6-5) had a 9-5 lead after two highlighted by a 7 run second. Wauseon (6-9) would then score 10 of the final 12 runs to take the 15-11 victory. McKenna Scott and Amelia Weller both had triples to lead the Pirate hitters while Jade Zachrich had two singles. Emma Recker took the loss for the Pirates.
2nd Game Continental 11, Liberty Center 0
The second of the day had the Pirate (7-5) hitters continuing to work while shutting down the Tigers(1-13). The Pirates had 13 hits. McKenna Scott had 2 doubles, Amber Logan a triple and two singles, while Alex Quigley and Ashley Mansfield both had 2 singles. Emma Recker picked up the win holding the Tigers to 3 hits. Host Ayersville Pilots claimed the Invitational title with a 3-2 win over Wauseon.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter