One swing sent a charge into the visiting bench on Saturday afternoon. Tied at 1 in the top of the 5th inning, Dalton Kipper came to the plate with two runners on.
Being his first game with the League, Dalton had struck out his previous two at bats, and the only noise coming from the bench was the discussion of who would pitch the bottom of the inning. That changed when the rookie Kipper connected with an off-speed pitch from Chris Bequette that sent the bench into an absolute frenzy. Dalton's three run blast put the Pirates ahead 4-1, and energized the entire team. David Lankford would add insult to injury with another home run in the inning. Tyler McCann hit a solo home run to in the bottom of the 5th to make it a 5-2 game, but that score would hold through to the end.
Only three games into the season, and heroics are already coming from unlikely sources. We can't wait to see what the rest of the season has in store!