The Pirates became Green Hornets baseball 12U champions with a 5-0 win over the Orioles in the Majors championship game.
The team of Aiden Holly, Andrew Kokoski, Stephen Nunn, Dominic Medile, Nick Lose, Harrison Sudano, Cooper Alverdian, Brady Talbot, Andrew Webster, Jackson Eaton, Connor Woodward, Gavin Fraley, Josiah Dial and Jack Golden received strong pitching, solid defense and timely offense to come away victorious over the O’s.
Medile started and delivered three shutout innings. Eaton scored on a grounder by Alverdian to stake the Pirates to a 1-0 lead. Kokoski pitched two shutout innings and snared a line drive come-backer that resulted in a double play to preserve the Pirates’ lead. Medile, Fraley, Sudano and Talbot contributed hitting and base running to plate four runs in the fifth inning. Talbot closed the game and induced two groundouts before striking out the final batter to finalize the outcome.
Coached by Richard Kokoski, Analisa Webster, Chris Kokoski and Sam Medile, the Pirates finished 11-3 on the season.
“This season, like in years past, was about ‘play hard but most importantly we are here to have fun,’” said coach Kokoski. “The smiles were evidenced all season long.”