Steve Sheets provided all the offense the Silver Pirates needed as they opened the 2009 Senior Men's Baseball campaign with an 11-0 victory over the visiting Fergus Falls Ancients on Saturday evening at Krueger Field.
Sheets had a pair of doubles, a single and four RBI's to lead the Perham offensive attack to give Jon Kotaska his first mound victory as a Silver Pirate.
Kotaska threw a neat, three-hit, five-inning shutout. He started a pair of double plays and went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and an RBI.
Brad Kempe also picked up a pair of hits and an RBI as the Silver Pirates collected 11 hits in the five-inning shortened contest
Mollins, Nelson, Lackey and Miller added solo hits for Perham.
A pair of sparkling defensive plays were turned in by catcher, Jim Nelson and first bagger, Jim Belfiori. Two double plays from Kotaska to McClellan to Belfiori picked the team up.
The Silver Pirates go for win number two tonight (June 18) as they host Urbank at Krueger Field. First pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Perham Silver Pirates Schedule
June 13 Fergus Falls W, 11-0
June 18 Urbank (H) 8 pm
June 21 at Brainerd 2 pm
June 26 Alexandria (H) 8 pm
June 30 at Menahga 8 pm
July 11 at Menahga Tournament TBD
July 18 Menahga (H) 8 pm
July 24 at Alexandria 8 pm
Aug 1 at Urbank 8 pm
Aug 6 Brainerd (H) 8 pm
Aug 9 at Fergus Falls 7 pm
Aug 15 at Urbank Tournament TBD
Aug 22-23 State Tournament (Jordan-Belle Plaine)
Aug 29-30 State Tournament (Jordan-Belle Plaine)