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Pirates Host Cardinals In Baseball

The Michigan Center Cardinals team traveled to Napoleon, Michigan to face off with the Napoleon Pirates on May 8th, 2019

JTV Sports | May 10th, 2019 | Gabriel Schray

Jackson, Michigan– The Michigan Center Cardinals Varsity Baseball team traveled to Napoleon, Michigan to face off with the Napoleon Pirates on May 8th, 2019. The teams came into the contest with records of 17-2 (Cardinals) and 16-0 (Pirates).

The teams split the double header. The first match went to Michigan Center. The Cardinals bested the Pirates by a tally of 9-8 after ten innings of play. In the second contest, the Pirates came away with a win. After six innings the final score was 3-1.

(PHOTO: Coach Jeff Mohr and Coach Jerry Slack shaking hands)

“We have a group of seniors that have been with us for four years,” said Napoleon’s Head Coach Jeff Mohr. “They’re a great group of kids. They set the tone in the off-season. Worked hard. Lifted.”

As of today, Michigan Center’s record is 17-3. Head Coach Jerry Slack, in his 15th year coaching High School sports, is very optimistic about what is coming down the stretch.

Napoleon now stands at 18-2 on the season. The Pirates’ recent success comes from their tight-knit roster and a pitching rotation that allows them to stay in any game they play. “Our pitching is our biggest strength,” said Mohr. “They are a very difficult group to solve when they’re pitching well.”

For more local sports news and information, you can connect with JTV Sports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This article was wirtten by JTV’s Gabriel Schray. He is in his fifth year covering Jackson Area sports and news for JTV. You can connect with Gabriel on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well.


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