In their first meeting, East Central got more runs than any team this

season. Meyer wasn't going to let it happen again, even if he wasn't on his

typical game.

He blanked East Central through six innings and provided all

the offense he would need. In the earlier meeting, East Central scored three

runs against Meyer

in just three innings, but their pitching staff was no match-up against

the Pirates’ bats.

They weren’t Monday evening as well as the Pirates hammered out

a 6-1 win.

Although Meyer only gave up two hits, his normally good control

wasn’t there Monday as he walked eight Trojan hitters. He had his

power, however, as he mowed down 12 hitters on strikes retiring the

last two in the first three innings and the final hitter in the

other three innings. In his final inning of work he retired the side on

strikeouts although the Trojans left two men on base in the inning.

Nick Springmeyer pitched the seventh and allowed an

unearned run when Kaiser was safe on an error, advanced on a

base hit and scored on a sacrifice fly to center.

Meyer made up for his lack of control on the mound with his time at the

plate. In the third inning, he homered with Mitch Adams on board.

The Pirates added four more runs in the fifth inning and Meyer was in the

middle of that rally as well.

Chris Blankman singled, Meyer was safe on an error and Brok

Hersley sacrificed the runners along. Kieren McCamment was

intentionally walked and Trygve Henrikson and Jacob Powers got

RBIs when they too walked. Chris Denton’s single drove home the

final two runs for the Pirates.

Line score:

Pirates   0 0 2 0 4 0 0 - 6 9 2

Trojans  0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 3 2

Batteries: Meyer, Springmeyer (7) and Adams; Bishop and

Cunningham

Home run: Meyer

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