Spring has returned to Bluffton, bringing the Lady Pirates back to the
softball diamond and the W's back to a veteran squad, as the ladies
tally up two wins in the opening week of the season.
Bluffton 3 McComb 1
The Lady Pirates traveled to McComb for the season opener on Monday and came away with a tough 3-1 win. Senior Ashlin Gable knocked in the first RBI for the Pirates with a single to right field. Pirate DH Tori Halcomb quickly added an RBI double to put the ladies up 2-0 in the top of the third.
By Mitchell Gatzke, Icon sports columnist
X-rays taken on Miguel Cabrera's face yesterday revealed a small fracture under the slugger's right eye. It appears he will be out for a little while in an attempt to heal both the fractured bone and the cut that took stitches to close.
Three Bluffton High School graduates finished in the top 9 or higher in the NCAA Division II national Track and field meet in Mankato, Minn., March 9-10.
From left, Steve Bruskotter, former BHS track coach, now pole vault coach at the University of Findlay, Kendra Bassett, Ashland University, Shane Shockey, University of Findlay, and John Guagenti, University of Findlay. (Photo provided by Jeff Shockey)
I had the privilege to get the first spring training experience of my life this week at the ESPN Wide World of Sports' Champion Stadium near Orlando, Florida, where the Atlanta Braves played the Washington Nationals.
It was a day I will never forget, an early reintroduction to the best sport in the world. The sights, sounds, and smells of baseball were tickling my senses once again, after a long winter of anticipation.