Jaguars: Outlasting the Pirates
by Brad Lunsford and several miscues by the opposing defense, the Jaguars had inched closer, trailing 10-7 after five innings.
Continuing to sit back and pick the Pirates apart, the Jaguars came from behind by scoring five more runs in the seventh to take a 12-10 lead.
After a late seventh inning blow up by the Pirates coach, leading to an ejection and an early seat on the bus, the Jaguars used the momentum to their advantage. After giving up one run in the eighth and having two more runners in scoring position in the ninth, closer Brent Hendrick decided to shut the door on the Pirates by recording his third strike out of the game.
Trent Freeman led the Jag- uars by going 5-for-5 with five singles and one RBI.
“I was struggling a little early in the season,” admitted Freeman, “but now I am starting to see the ball and I am getting them to fall for me. It was a great early season win and has (gotten) us ready for the rest of the season.”
Kevin Boyd had three RBIs. Jeremy Riehn was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.