After dropping the first three games of the series, including a doubleheader on Saturday, the Pierre Trappers were able to dominate the series finale in Hastings on Sunday, winning 11-1 over the Sodbusters.
Hastings took the first game of the series with a 5-0 win before scoring 28 runs on Saturday winning 18-7 and 10-7. But the Trappers came out swinging in the finale scoring all 11 runs in the first four innings of the ball game and holding off Hastings until the eighth inning. Tate Ellison got his first RBI by drawing a bases loaded walk in the first followed by a Johnny Pacheco fielder’s choice which scored one run and an error scored another run in the at bat to give the Trappers a 4-0 lead in the first. Ellison would cap off a great day by hitting a two run home run which put the Trappers up 11-0 in the fourth. Jackson Back went six shutout innings allowing just two hits, walking only two and striking out eight to pick up the win for Pierre. He lowered his already low ERA to 1.98 while Nathen Morris came in to throw the final three innings, giving up the one run.
The Trappers are now at 11-15 on the season still trying to find themselves to get to the .500 mark as they trail Badlands by eight and a half games in the Lewis Division. Tonight, they open up a four game set, which includes a doubleheader with the Spearfish Sasquatch. First pitch tonight is scheduled for 7:05 on Capital City Rock and capitalcityrock.com