The Pirate softball team has started out the season with a pair of wins. For the season just starting the Pirate offensive is rolling with putting up 19 and 14 runs in the two games.
Continental 19, Perry 1
On Tuesday March 31 the Pirates (1-0) hosted the Commodores (0-2) in a game where the Commodores scored the first run in the first inning for their only lead. The Pirates took the lead with 2 in the bottom half of the first and then opened the game up with 12 in the second inning. Emma Recker was the winning pitcher for the Pirates. Emma had a triple while McKenna Scott a double as the Pirates pounded out nine hits.
Continental 14, Stryker 4
On Saturday April 4 the Pirates (2-0) scored 4 runs each in the first two inning to take a commanding lead over the Panthers (0-1) in a home matchup. Emma Recker got the win for the Pirates. Kayla Troyer was 4-4 for the Pirates as she hit 3 doubles (2 RBIs), Amber Logan hit a triple (3 RBIs), while Amelia Weller had a pair of singles (4 RBIs). The Pirates had 12 hits overall.
Continental 9, Wayne Trace 2
Continental scored the first four runs against the Raiders in the season opener for both clubs. The host Pirates Terry Dockery III got the win by pitching 5 innings and getting 10 strikeouts. Dockery had a double and single (4 RBIs). Derek Troyer also had a double and single while Page Thomas also had a double. The Pirates had seven hits overall.
Miller City 9, Continental 2
The Pirates (1-1) and the host Wildcats (2-0) were tied after four and a half inning. The Wildcat finished the game by plating the last 7 runs. Fred Shepard took the loss for the Pirates. The Pirates had 4 hits overall.
Stryker 11, Continental 1
Stryker (1-0) scored 2 in the first, 1 in the third, 3 in the fourth, and 2 in the fifth to open up a 8-0 lead over the host Pirates(1-2). The Pirates scored their lone run in the sixth. Terry Dockery III took the loss for the Pirates. Dockery and Saige Deleon both hit doubles for the Pirates as they pounded out 5 hits. The Pirates were hurt by 7 errors.
Patrick Henry 108 1/3, Cardinal Stritch 57 1/3, North Baltimore 53 1/3, Continental 32
Caleb Baker lead the Pirates with a second in the Long Jump and a fifth in the 800 meters. Dean Krendl placed second in the 3200 meters. The Pirates 1600 relay placed second while the 400 relay placed third. Sam Bowers was fourth in the 100 and 200 while Garrett Recker was third in the 1600.
Patrick Henry 82, Cardinal Stritch 60, North Baltimore 55, Continental 45
Leah Baker lead the Pirates with a first in the 1600 and second n the High Jump. Paige Lawhorn matched Bakers placement with a first in the 100 hurdles and a second in the 300 hurdles. Kaitlyn Alvarado got third in the long jump and 200 meters. The Girls 400 meter relay placed second.
Seniors Gabe Williams and McKenna Scott put the final note on their Pirate basketball careers by competing in the first BVC/PCL All Star game on the University of Findlay campus. Scott scored 3 as the PCL lost to the BVC 78-55. Williams had 13 (third leading scorer) in the PCL lost to BVC 107-91. Williams was also garnered Honorable Mention on the Lima News Dream Team.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter
–Photos by Kelly Sarka