Pirates Split Series with Sparrows in 2-1 win on Saturday

The Pirates get their third win on the season with a 2-1 win over the Sparrows on Saturday.

Pirates got on the board first with a lead odd double by Tyler Van Marter (34) and then knocked in with a RBI Single from Cody Marshall (11) in the first inning. Pirates would be kept at a one run lead until the 5th when Ryan Whithorn (55) reaches first on an error on Sparrow’s shortstop. Whithorn will go on to score thanks to a stolen base, walk for Jaden Burns (7) and fielder’s choice play.

The Pirates defense did not go unnoticed either. Pirates’ starting pitcher, Henry Martinez (24) kept the Sparrows scoreless for 6 innings straight. The Sparrow’s one run came in the top of the 8th with some unfortunate walks from reliever Angel Ruiz Jr. (25). Thankfully closer Benjamin Aguilera (19) was able to hold the Sparrows at one and end the inning. Aguilera went on to pitch a 1-2-3 inning to end the game.

The Pirates are now 3-4 overall in their season and are back in action on Tuesday, June 19 against the Long Beach Legends at Long Beach City College at 4:30 pm.

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