Fresno, CA: After an opening weekend split with College of Sequoias, the Pirates pulled off a huge upset sweep of the Fresno City College Rams.
In Game One: MJC 8 - FCC 1. Pitcher Emmilee Boles (Dakota Ridge HS, CO) gave up a run in the first inning and then held the Rams scoreless for the next 6 innings of play only giving up 3 more hits and striking out 5 with a single walk over 7 innings. Catcher Aubrey Garcia (Patterson HS) went 2-4 on the day with 2 RBI's and a double to lead the Pirates offensively. In the game the Pirates had 8 hits: Garcia (2), Taylor Brewer (Waterford HS), Steele Shumway (Pitman HS), Jana Fontana (Beyer HS), Alyssa Donaldson (Waterford HS), Angelica Bernal (Enochs HS), Morgan Keeney (Waterford HS) all had singles. Seven different players scored in the game Garcia scored twice. It was the Pirates second win on the season making them 2-1.
In Game Two: MJC 5 - FCC 2. Back at it for game two Boles again stymied the Rams hitters taking a shut out into the 7th inning before allowing 2 unearned runs to secure the sweep on the day. Boles allowed 7 hits and walked one batter and striking out 4. The Pirates commited 4 errors in the game, however, never shut down to get the final out with runners on 1st and 3rd. Shumway lead the Pirate's offense with a 3-4 game and scored a run. Lead off hitter Brewer two hits on four at bats, scored a run and knocked one in. Five different Pirates scored a run: Brewer, Cheyenne Juarez (Gregori (HS), Shumway, Garcia, Donaldson and Kaycee Creek (Ceres HS).
The Pirates had not beaten the Rams and were on a 7 game losing streak as of 2012 archives (could be longer)
The Pirates will be at it again on Saturday 4/17/2021 at 12pm and 2pm vs Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs
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