Pirates go .500 in week’s action

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Photo courtesy Leanne Goebel Pirate Caden Henderson pitches during the San Juan Slugfest in Utah last weekend. The Pirates went 1-3 in the tournament, but recorded a win in Sanford Tuesday, bringing the team’s record to 3-5 as league play begins.
Photo courtesy Leanne Goebel
Pirate Caden Henderson pitches during the San Juan Slugfest in Utah last weekend. The Pirates went 1-3 in the tournament, but recorded a win in Sanford Tuesday, bringing the team’s record to 3-5 as league play begins.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate baseball team chalked up 18 runs in two days at the San Juan Slugfest, but, unfortunately, racked up only one win at the tournament.

The team, however, added a 12-0 win to the books Tuesday afternoon in Sanford, bringing its record on the season to 3-5.

The team started the week’s play in Monticello and Blanding, Utah, at the San Juan Slugfest.

Monticello Buckaroos

The Pirates’ first game of the tournament was a 9 a.m. affair against the Monticello Buckaroos, whom the Pirates had previously defeated 15-4 at the Cortez Tournament, in Monticello.

The Pirates were successful against the Buckaroos, chalking up two home runs in a 12-3 win.

“We wanted to win that first game so we stayed in the winner’s bracket,” coach Jim Fait said.

Pagosa took an early lead in the contest, scoring three in the first inning.

Monticello countered with a single run in the bottom of the third, but Pirate Clay Aucoin answered with a solo home run in the top of the fourth.

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