Game summary: Thu 24 May 5:30 PM
Pirates Ride Forkin's 11 K's to Victory
Pirates pitcher Troy Forkin once again piled up the strikeouts as he fanned 11 Reds over 4 1/3 innings. He also had a big day at the plate with three hits and three runs scored. Nick Gerard pounded out three hits and scored three runs. Sam Madow continued to hit for the Bucs as he went 2-4 with a run scored and a steal. The Pirates also got base hits from Sam Bogart and Dylan Sparks. While most of the Reds' hitters had trouble with Forkin, Jett Emery had a perfect 3-3 at the plate. He also had an RBI and a steal. Jackson Emery and Jasmin Vargas each had base hits. Nick Fortier played a strong backstop and added a run scored.