JV baseball wins Fort Scott tournament


LaRoche Field in Fort Scott, where the games were being played

Trey Trumbo, Staff Writer

Last week, JV baseball attended a tournament in Fort Scott, Kansas. They played on LaRoche Field on Friday and Saturday. LaRoche Field and baseball complex is located in Fort Scott and is about an hour and a half drive from the school. This field was donated by Adam LaRoche, former Major League Baseball player. LaRoche, from Fort Scott, opened the field in April 2015.

They began play on Friday night against Carthage. The JV began the game down but cruised to a 13-4 win.

In the next game, they played Ottawa to go to the championship. Ottawa began the game on a hot start and the Pirates trailed 6-0. The Pirates marched back and won 13-7 to make it to the championship game to play against Webb City.

Once again, the Pirates had a slow start, losing to Webb 8-0. Piper finally scored in the bottom of the third inning. In the next inning, the Pirates heated up and scored 15 runs and continued to go on and win 16-13.

“We wanted that game so bad and never quit,” sophomore Parker Bryant said.

The Pirates had two players make the All Tournament Team, Bryant and freshman Nate Golubski. Overall, the Pirates finished 3-0 with a championship victory.