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Golden State Pirates Three-peat!
Dan Martinez, Pirates manager
(Photos courtesy of Jane Burkitt) The Golden State Pirates picked right up where they left off last summer, dominating the 40+
division once again with a 12-1-1 record, most runs scored and least scored
stellar pitching rotation of Elias Mendoza, Rafa Rubio, Jason Knieriem and Aaron Kirkland, the GS Pirates rolled all season long. Adding to the pitching
was a remarkable defense that included Jorge Sandoval at third base, Pajaro
Rojo and Aaron Kirkland at short, Edgar Montes and Jason Knieriem at second
base, Henry Garcia at first base and Ever Maldonado and Steve Sharp sharing the
catcher Ever suffered an arm injury during the season and utility player Steve
Sharp stepped up and played his heart out to become one of the better catchers
in the league! This was a real season-saver for us. Sharpie had big shoes to fill with Ever’s
absence and boy did he turn some heads!
did get beyond the infield, the speed and gloves of center fielder Dan
Martinez, left fielder Jeremie Jones and right fielder Chavo DeLaCruz took
control. Utility players Will Ruelas and Dan Peterson also came up big tracking the balls with precision. I certainly can't forget the contributions of our sponsor and manager Tommy Tomaszewski. Our long-time player-manager has been the glue that continually holds this team together. Thanks, Tommy!
the GS Pirates tore right through everyone’s pitching and defense all season
long. Setting the lineup for this team proved challenging at times, as every
single player on the roster can hit, so oftentimes we’d have some of our best
hitters lower in the lineup which worked out great. They ended up at the top
with the most RBI’s. Hitting is contagious with this Pirates team, as we led
the division with 126 runs scored in regular season, and only 48 runs
against. This is the kind of pitching
and defense that wins championships!