Tag: Wayne Toregas
Pirates 21, Manatee-Sarasota 1 (7 innings)
The Pirates' top prospects and players fighting for a major league job got the chance to show off their stuff this afternoon in the Pirates' annual charity game against the State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota. The Pirates pounded out 20 hits, including home runs by 1B Garrett Atkins and 2B/3B Brian Friday. Atkins and Josh Fields, who took turns as the DH, and at third and in left field, each had 3 hits. 2B Corey Wimberly, 1B Steve Pearce, CF Gorkys Hernandez, Friday, C Wayne Toregas, and C Tony Sanchez all had 2 hits. Pearce's two hits were both doubles, and along with a walk, he drove in 4 runs. Atkins and Hernandez each had 3 RBI. The Pirates jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the 1st, with 3 runs. Pearce's first double drove in two, then a sacrifice fly by RF Andrew Lambo brought in Pearce. Wimberly began a rally in the bottom of the 2nd with a double, and the rest of the Pirates took off, adding 7 more runs in that inning. The Pirates scored in each of their 6 at-bats (it was only scheduled for 7 innings).
The Pirates' pitchers were not to be outdone. Aaron Thompson began the game by striking out the Manatees in order in the top of the 1st. Tyler Yates pitched the 2nd, and gave up the lone Manatees' run on a single, a wild pitch, a ground out, and a sacrifice fly. Yates gave up another single before ending the inning. Jeff Locke surrendered a single in his scoreless inning, as did Rudy Owens. Mike Crotta struck out the side, and Justin Wilson and Kyle McPherson both struck out 2 batters without allowing a hit.