The Bucs kicked off their season today with a game against the Pirates at Citrus field losing 9-1. Today was not really an official game but rather a scrimmage to get a feel of the team. They batted only seven players for the first 5 innings then did a line change for a new seven at the end of the 5th. The Bucs also used a new pitcher each inning, even having one of their own pitch for the other team in the 9th inning. While the Bucs lost this one they seemed to be getting a feel for each other and getting close to finding their rhythm for the season.