Pirates drop conference  game to L/F

Ben Johnson eyes the pitcher as he gets a lead off of first base against Luck/Frederic.

GRANTSBURG—The Grantsburg Pirates had their first conference game on Monday night as they played host to Luck/Frederic with the Pirates coming out on the short end of an 11-1 loss.

The Pirates struggled with fielding errors and pitching, allowing L/F to rack up 11 runs on only four hits.

“We have to throw strikes,” Pirates coach Pete Johnson said. “No mystery about that.”

The score was close at 4-1 after five innings of play, but the wheels fell off for the Pirates in the top of the sixth as Luck/Frederic scored seven runs to take an 11-1 lead.

Offensively, the Pirates did have eight hits, but were unable to turn those into runs.

Luke Anderson led the charge with three hits, all of them singles. David Nelson, Thor Johnson, Sterlin McKinley, Ben Johnson, and Matt Kottke had one hit each.

“We are two games in now, so I hope we have shaken all the cobwebs off,” Coach Johnson said. “I have no doubt that we have better results ahead of us.”

The Pirates are scheduled to play at Webster on Thursday night and at Prescott on Friday, weather depending.