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Amateur Baseball: Silver Pirates crush Urbank

The Perham Silver Pirates upped their league record to 5-2 last Saturday as they defeated the Urbank Goldtimers, 12-1, in six innings.

Perham plated seven runners in the first inning using four walks and six hits to set the pace for the game. A total of nine free passes were awarded by Urbank pitchers and the Pirates spanked 15 base hits in the shortened contest.

The leading hitter for the Pirates was John Kotaska, who went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Jason McClellan, Jim Nelson, Gary Lackey and Erin Anderson chipped in two hits. All nine of the Pirate starters hit safely and they also turned in an error free game in the field.

Steve Sheets continued his solid, outfield play with a pair on nice catches and catcher Jim Nelson did a nice job behind the plate.

The mound victory belonged to the Silver boys ace lefty, Gary Lackey, as he faced 26 hitters, allowing one run and three hits while striking out nine while issuing four walks. One of the walks was erased on a double play in the fifth.

Tonight (Aug. 6), the Silver boys host the Brainerd Chargers at 8 p.m. at Kruger Field. On Sunday, Fergus Falls will host Perham in a 7 p.m. game and next Wednesday, Perham will host Urbank in the final home game of the season at 8 p.m. at Krueger Field.