Pirates force Sharks to walk the plank

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Pirates held off a fast finishing Swans to secure the win.
Camera IconPirates held off a fast finishing Swans to secure the win. Credit: Alexander Scott

The Pirates pillaged the Sharks’ pitching as they sailed to victory last Saturday in round two of the Port Hedland Baseball Association at Marie Marland Reserve.

Sharks got off to a flying start, scoring three runs from the first innings, before Pirates took control of the game with a four-run inning in the bottom of the first.

Pirates refused to let up, scoring a further two runs in the second to cause the Sharks to make an early pitching change, replacing Greg Ashburton with Morris Coppin to try and stem the flow of runs.

Unfortunately for the Sharks, the Pirates continued to inflict punishment on Coppin, scoring another four earned runs over the next four innings.

Scoring another three runs in the third, the Pirates romped to a five-run lead at the halfway point, before sealing the victory with three-run fifth innings, sailing away to a 12-4 win.

It was an all-round dominant display from the Pirates.

In the other A-grade game, Swans forfeited against the Brewers.

The action-packed round two will conclude this weekend at Marie Marland Reserve.

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