Pirates strike gold, Miners still digging

Miner Kyle Woodward fields a ball at third base.

Miner Kyle Woodward fields a ball at third base.

YrekaTransferNewThe Phoenix Pirates struck gold on the first day of the Yreka Gold Nugget Jamboree, downing the Miners 13-1, on a rainy Wednesday.

The Pirates put up five runs in the first inning, on three hits, two errors and a passed ball.

Yreka posted its only run in the bottom of the second inning, when Dylan Quigley found home after a wild pitch. Quigley originally reached base by taking a pitch in the back.

Phoenix added eight more runs over the remainder of the seven inning contest.

The Miners (3-2) play Del Norte on Thursday at Hibbard Field, with a scheduled start time of 5:00 pm.

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