Sunday afternoon at Madison High, the Pirates (8-8-1, 3-7) and Force (22-4, 9-2) finished a previously suspended game from earlier in the season.
The teams started in the 10th inning knotted up at 8.
It ended quickly as the Force scored twice in the 11th to win the game.
It was a game the Pirates should have been able to close out previously as they had the lead 8-6 in the eighth, but the Force scored twice to tie it up on two errors, two walks and a hit batter meaning that a single hit wasn’t recorded in the eighth inning, yet the Force still tied it up.
The Force took an early 1-0 lead in the first, but the Pirates answered in the bottom of the inning with one of their own on a RBI single by Justin Gomez.
Gomez came through again with another RBI in the third scoring Kyle Jackson both times to give the Pirates a 2-1 lead.
The Force fought back scoring five unanswered runs to grab a 6-2 lead in the sixth, but the pirates responded with a six-run sixth inning.
Tyler Urbach and Jackson each knocked in one and Jason Padlo had a two-run single making it an 8-6 Pirate lead, only to be relinquished in the eighth.
Batting2B: Kyle Jackson 2
TB: Kyle Jackson 5, Chaneng Varela, Jason Padlo 2, Tyler Urbach, Nick Marshall, Michael Deceglie, Jeff Nellis 3, Justin Gomez 3
RBI: Kyle Jackson, Jason Padlo 2, Tyler Urbach, Jeff Nellis 2, Justin Gomez 2
ROE: Jason Padlo, Tristan Hildebrandt
FC: Kyle Jackson, Nolan Henley
SB: Nolan Henley
CS: Kyle Jackson, Tristan Hildebrandt
PitchingL: Andrew Eppenbach
HBP: Eric Trask, Andrew Eppenbach, Jarrett Veiga