Pirate bats were on fire on a cold evening in Ypsilanti. Pinckney tallied 18 hits on the day.
Pinckney got things started in the first inning when Zach Geyer drew a walk, scoring one run.
The Pirates put up five runs in the third inning. The offensive firepower by Pinckney was led by Ben Putnam, Nick Cortez, Al Thorington, and Will Schultz, all knocking in runs in the inning.
Cortez led things off on the mound for Pinckney. He allowed two hits and two earned
runs over two and a third innings, striking out five. Dakota Avedisian went the rest of the way allowing just 5 hits, 2 earned runs and striking out 11 Grizzlies.
Cortez, Thorington, Putnam, Tyler Horvath, Bryce White, and Miles Teachworth all managed multiple hits for the Pirates. Putnam, Thorington, and Cortez each collected three hits to lead Pinckney.