Baseball: Pirates rally past Knights, ground Jets

Apr. 17—GREENSBURG — The Pirates' offense scored eight runs through the first two innings en route to a 10-4 win over visiting Hauser. The Pirates had nine hits in the win and eight walks added to the offensive pressure by Greensburg.

Greensburg scored three runs in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly by Justin Adkins and a double by Cy Miller. The Pirates added five runs in the home-half of the second. Bryson Kelson and Adkins both had a single to drive in a run. Cy Miller doubled in two more runs to make it 8-0 after two innings.

Hauser scored two runs in the third.

Greensburg added two runs in the bottom of the fourth. After a Kelso single, Caleb Greiwe blasted his first home run of the season to make it 10-2. The Jets added a run in the fifth inning and one in the seventh inning.

Cy Miller finished with a pair of hits and four RBIs. Kelso added two hits and an RBI. Greiwe and Adkins both drove in two runs.

Kelso pitched four innings for the Pirates, allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six. Adkins pitched three innings, allowing no earned runs on three hits while striking out four.

The Pirates (4-2, 3-1 EIAC) host South Dearborn at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Monday, the Pirates fell behind 5-0 after two innings at South Dearborn. The Pirates pushed one run across in the fourth inning and five runs across in the fifth inning to rally for a 6-5 victory.

Greiwe pitched 6.2 innings and earned the win, allowing two earned runs on eight hits while striking out seven. Gavin Owens came in to pitch the final out. The Pirates collected six hits on the evening, led by Adkins with a single, a double and one RBI.

South Decatur

A dominating performance on the mound by South Decatur's Devin Pate helped guide the Cougars to a 7-0 victory over Southwestern (Shelby) Monday.

Pate pitched all seven innings, allowing no runs and no walks while scattering two hits and striking out 17.

South scored two runs in the bottom of the first. Pate doubled and came around to score on a JP Scudder single. Colby Rathburn reached on a fielder's choice and eventually scored on a wild pitch.

With one out in the bottom of the second, Corbin Johnson had a bunt single and went to second on an error. Corey Nugent singled in Johnson to make it 3-0.

In the bottom of the third, Toby Bishop and Brock Lane both walked. Both moved up on a passed ball and scored on a double by Drake Scaggs.

In the fourth, Nugent was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a ground out. JP Scudder's double scored Nugent to make it 6-0. With two outs, Grady Scudder singled to score JP Scudder with the Cougars' final run.

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