Pirates Bats Erupt in Game One Win over Raiders

Cashtown cranked out 15 hits and scored 8 runs over the final two innings of its 9-2 win over Hanover in the opening game of the SPL championship series Thursday at Cashtown. The offensive surge came late, however, as the Pirates trailed 2-1 following Austin Kibler's double off the fence in the top of the fifth. The Pirates answered with a three-spot in the bottom of the inning on RBI hits from D.J. Cool, Ethan Ketterman, and Chris Schachle. The Pirates blew things open with a five-run sixth that included Cool's squeeze bunt, a two-run error, and run-scoring hits from Ketterman and Robert Rohrbaugh. Chase King went the distance for the Pirates for the win. Ketterman had three hits to lead Cashtown's offense, while Cool, Schachle, Rohrbaugh, and Michael Tempel added two hits. Kenny Horney had two of Hanover's seven hits.