Last year it was the Pirates 1-0 over Lima Central Catholic in the Kickoff Classic, on Tuesday it was the Pirates again 1-0 over the host Bath Wildcats. In a game that could be a preview of a Kalida Division III Sectional/District Tournament game (yes Bath moved down to Division III for the 2020 season) it was a single unassisted goal that made the difference. Pirate Alex Sharrits hit the back of the net with 5:49 left in the first half to provide the Pirates with a lead. In an even statistical game the where the Pirates had one more shot than the Wildcats, it was the Defense that held on for the Pirates second win of the season.
Alex Sharrits had the lone goal for the Pirates (4 for the year).
Pirate Goalie Konnor Knipp Williams had 6 saves matching the Wildcat goalie. The Pirates and Wildcats both took 1 corner kick.
Continental improves to 2-0 and will not play again till Friday September 4 when they have their home opener against Putnam County League rival Miller City. Lima Bath falls to 1-1.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter