By Martin Barrett
Encouragement from the Dugout
Coach Jonny Locher had his team ready to show that they could dish out as well as they took it. After a tough 19-0 loss earlier this week, the team bounced back strongly.
Solid pitching by Cameron Keller and a series of 1 and 2-run innings to start the game set up the massive ten-run sixth inning. Gus Schafer, Emilio Flores-Delgado, Marquawn McCraney, Trenton Savage, Ronan Rasmussen, and Schafer each drove in runs during the inning.
Highline Pirates Varsity tallied ten runs in the first sixth innings with consistent singles, doubles, and good baserunning that capitalized on Renton’s errors and five stolen bases.
Jonny Locher Coaching Roman Easter in for a Run
Keller led things off on the mound for Highline Pirates Varsity. The righty pitched three shutout innings to start the game, striking out five and walking one.
Seven Highline Pirates Varsity divided up 11 hits in the game. Rasmussen led the way with three hits, batting .750 for the afternoon. Schafer and Hawke Hansen all collected multiple hits for Highline Pirates Varsity.
Locher said after the game “It’s great to have our first win of the season and in league play. We have a long way to go as a team and our first game this year showed that. We are determined to improve in all facets of the game throughout the year.”
The next Game is March 17, 5:00 PM, at Moser Field in Burien.