The first week is a busy week for the Continental Pirates baseball team. They open the season on Monday March 31 at Wayne Trace (4:30 pm start). Then follow that up on Tuesday April 1st with the home opener against Miller City (5 pm start). Friday April 4th has the Pirates at Pandora Gilboa (5 pm start) with a double header scheduled for Saturday April 6 at Stryker (11 am start). On Saturday the Softball will also be at Stryker for a doubleheader.
The Pirates are coming off a 4-16 2013 mark with a 1-6 PCL record. Leading the Pirates this year is Sophomore Terry Dockery II who last year broke two school records, stolen bases (25) and runs scored (23). He also hit .414 with 6 doubles and 3 triples. Lettermen returning include Seniors Austin Mansfield and Vernon Prowant, and Juniors Gabe Williams, Ross Etter, and Page Thomas. New to the team are Seniors Dallas Geckle, Tyler Rue, and Adam Lawhorn, Juniors Derek Troyer, Sophomore Mason Thomas, and Freshman Trent Vogt. The Pirates are coached by Terry Dockery, Jr.
Front Row (L to R): Terry Dockery III, Derek Troyer, Cole Dotson, Dallas Geckle. Second Row: Brady Dockery (Mgr), Adam Lawhorn, Ross Etter, Tyler Rue, Vern Prowant, Josh Sybert (Mgr). Back Row: Head Coach Terry Dockery, Jr., Mason Thomas, Page Thomas, Jacob Williams, Gabe Williams, Austin Mansfield, Trent Vogt, Assistant Coach Scott Sarka. Not pictured: Assistant Coach Andy Hardy.
–Story by Mike Jones, Picture by Cindy Baden