Game summary: Thu 04 May 5:30 PM
Gagliardi Keys Pirates' Big Comeback win
Pirates SS Patrick Gagliardi hit a bases-loaded, two-out double to give the Bucs a lead in a wild fourth inning. Down 7-2 when the inning began, the Pirates fought back with huge hits from C Nick Gerard, 2B Sam Bogart, and CF Dylan Sparks. Wayland Walsh started for the Pirates on the hill, Troy Forkin held the lead, and Devin Speno closed out the Bucs' first win since 2015. The big Pirates rally came after Cardinals RHP Tristan Evans' had thrown 4 1/3 innings of two-run ball, striking out eight batters. The middle of the Cardinals batting order also played well with 1B Makai Gardilcic lining two doubles and scoring three runs. 3B/RHP Dallin Wachtelhausen also had two hits for the Redbirds.