Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


April 27, 2013

Pirate JV baseball now 6-0

Greensburg — The Greensburg junior varsity baseball team has won its first six games, including its first three in conference play.

Greensburg defeated Lawrenceburg 10-5 in the Pirates’ most recent outing. The Pirates took control from the first inning onward.

In the fifth, the score was 10-0 at one point until the Tigers scored all five of their runs in that inning.

“This season has been very exciting so far,” said head coach Justin Tucker. “We are playing the game the right way - with class and effort. It’s been a pleasure to be a part of.”

Offensively, the Pirates had six hits on the day, while taking seven walks. Evan Bailey, Devon Workman, Austin Kane, Bryce Logsdon, Colten Black, and Brant Ricketts all had one hit each. Black led the team in RBIs with two, as Kane and Logsdon provided one apiece.

Junior Bryce Logsdon led the team off of the mound on the evening and pitched a complete game with only 79 pitches. He allowed all five runs, with only four of them earned, and had three strikeouts, allowing only four hits.

“It’s been such a great experience to coach these guys so far,” said Tucker. “They have bought in to the Greensburg baseball mentality. It’s going to be exciting to watch them continue to grow into baseball players and a baseball team.”

With the win, the Pirates maintain their undefeated record at 6-0, with an EIAC conference record of 3-0.

Pirates top Knights 8-4

Greensburg defeated South Dearborn 8-4 in its fifth game of the season. Although the Pirates were losing 1-0 after two and a half innings of play, the Pirates took control in the bottom half of the third by scoring six runs, and they never looked back, adding two more in the sixth.

“With the effort and great attitude that these guys bring on a daily basis, it does not surprise me that we continue to win these close games,” said coach Tucker. “It’s come to the point that we expect to win these types of games.”

Offensively, the Pirates had eight hits on the day, while only taking two walks. Austin Kane and Kyle Howard each had two hits, including Howard’s base-clearing triple in the sixth inning. Devon Workman, Bryce Logsdon, Andrew Douglas, and Spencer Burkert each added one hit apiece.

To go along with his efficient night at the plate, freshman Austin Kane started the game, pitching five innings. He struck out ten batters on the evening, allowing only three earned runs. Douglas got the save, pitching two scoreless innings and striking out six to give the Pirates the victory.

“I am extremely impressed with what our team has accomplished so far this year,” said Tucker. “We have a great group of guys who work hard together and constantly want to get better. I am really looking forward to see what the rest of this season holds.”

The win improved Greensburg’s record to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

Pirates beat Trojans 8-4

Greensburg earlier traveled to East Central to defeat the Trojans 8-4. Although the score was an even 4-4 after five innings, the Pirates took control in the sixth with four runs, and they never looked back.

“Today was a huge conference win for us,” said Coach Tucker. “It is always a goal to beat conference opponents, but this one was very important to all of us.”

Offensively, the Pirates had 11 hits on the day. Devon Workman led the team in hits with three, all bunt singles, while Austin Kane and Bryce Logsdon added two each. Colten Black, Andrew Douglas, Spencer Burkert, and Evan Bailey each had one hit. While Kyle Howard did not have a hit on the day, he did find a way to score twice for the JV Pirates.

Coming off of offseason shoulder surgery, Andrew Douglas started the game, pitching two and two-thirds innings and only allowing one earned run. However, Logsdon came away with the win, as he completed the rest of the game, allowing three earned runs.

“We continue to find ways to win close games,” said Tucker. “While there are always things to improve, I think the crew we have playing for us just shows that there is a great future for Greensburg baseball.”


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