MACKS CREEK - The Pirates celebrated Senior Night on Monday by welcoming in the Climax Springs Cougars. At the end of the night Macks Creek was able to come away with a 10-0 win in five innings.
After the Cougars went 1-2-3 in the top of the first the Pirates plated their first run of the night. Grant English singled and stole second. After a hit-by-pitch of Trever Smith and courtesy runner Kyler Gabriel coming in to run, Tanner Smith followed with a single to center to plate English for a 1-0 lead.
Climax would go quietly in the top of the second and Macks Creek would strand Keith Edelman at third in their half of the inning. Cole Smith would single in the top of the third for Climax but he would remain stranded. In the bottom of the third, however, the Pirates plated three more runs. Preston Borgmeyer reached on an error. Following a soft liner to short for the first out, Tanner Smith blasted a triple to deep centerfield to push Borgmeyer in. Hunter Harris and Austin Brown were then hit-by-pitches to load the bases. Tyler Newcomb and Dakota Willis then drew back-to-back walks to plate Smith and Harris. After a Cougar pitching change, a ground out ended the inning.
Johny McCartney singled for Climax in the top of the fourth but was picked off at first. In the bottom of the inning the Pirates pushed in two more runs. With one out Trever Smith singled to right. Courtesy runner Kyler Gabriel moved to third on a wild pitch. The ball sailed in to center and was misplayed there by the center fielder, allowing Gabriel to score. Tanner Smith walked and stole second. He was able to steal third as well and scored when the ball went into left field.
Arian Bishop had an infield single in the top of the fifth but was stranded. Macks Creek ended the game via the run rule in the bottom of the inning with four more runs. Dakota Willis walked and moved to second on a Grant English single. A wild pitch moved both up a base before an errant pickoff throw allowed Willis to score. English would steal third base and Trever Smith would double to right to plate Grant. Courtesy runner Kyler Gabriel moved to third on a wild pitch. Tanner Smith walked and then stole second. Hunter Harris walked and Austin Brown walked, with Gabriel coming in to score. After a pitching change and a grike out, Tyler Newcomb drew a walk to bring in Tanner, ending the game.
"We started a bit slowly but managed to push runs across in each inning," commented Macks Creek Coach Jason Trusty, "it was good to get a win for our Seniors tonight."
Senior Grant English (4-4) started and went the distance in the win. He fanned 11, walked one, and scattered three hits over five innings.
Oliver Plott started and took the loss for the Cougars. He worked the first two-and-two-thirds innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits while striking out three, walking two, and hitting four batters. Cole Smith worked an inning-and-a-third, allowing six runs, three earned, on three hits while striking out five and walking six. Arian Bishop worked one-third of an inning, walking two and striking out one.
Offensively the Pirates were paced by Tanner Smith's two-for-two day at the plate. He singled, tripled, had two RBI's, scored three runs, and walked twice. Trever Smith went two-for-three at the dish, singling and doubling in a run as well as being hit-by-a-pitch. Grant English singled twice and scored two runs. Keith Edelman had an infield single and walked. Preston Borgmeyer reached on an error and scored, Hunter Harris walked twice, was beaned once, and scored a run, Austin Brown was hit-by-a-pitch, walked, and had an RBI, Tyler Newcomb walked twice, was hit-by-a-pitch, and had two RBI, and Dakota Willis walked twice, scored once, and had an RBI. Kyler Gabriel scored two runs as a courtesy runner.
Cole Smith, Johny McCartney, and Arian Bishop singled for the Cougars while Julian Proctor walked.
Macks Creek moves to 6-10 with the win while the Cougars fall to 1-13. Macks Creek is back in action on Tuesday night (weather permitting) when they host the #1 team in Class 2, the Iberia Rangers. Game time is slated for 5:00.
The Pirates JV fell 9-8 in the night cap.
Isaiah Schmidt started and took the loss. He worked the first inning-and-a-third, allowing six runs on while walking five and striking out two. Hunter Harris relieved and worked an inning-and-two-thirds, allowing three runs on two hits while striking out two and walking one.
Jose Cortez, Ethan English, and Dakota Willis collected the only three hits for the JV Pirates. Cortez also walked twice and scored two runs to go along with an RBI. English also had an RBI. Willis also walked and scored two runs. Kyler Gabriel walked twice, was hit-by-a-pitch, and scored twice, Olivier Sanchez walked twice and had an RBI, Isaiah Schmidt walked, was beaned, and had an RBI to go along with a run scored, and Nolan Donathan walked and scored. John Perez had an RBI.
The Pirates JV fals to 2-7 with the loss.
VARSITY BOX SCORE
1 2 3 4 5 R H E
CS 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
MC 1 0 3 2 4 10 7 0