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051123 shepherd baseballJaigen Aguilar leaps for a pick-off pitch during the game against Onalaska. Photo by Charles Ballard

By Charles Ballard
SJNT correspondent

KATY — The Shepherd Pirates lost the best-of-three series on Thursday and Friday to Danbury, ending the team’s hopes for a longer postseason.

On Thursday, Shepherd fell 5-1, while on Friday, the team lost 5-2.

Even so, Head Coach Josh Meeker said the pitching staff as a whole did a great job in only giving up 2 earned runs in the 2 games.

Marshall Reeves was the bright spot offensively going 2-for-5 at the plate.

“It was a good season, (even though) we didn’t quite achieve all of our goals in how far we would have liked to go in the playoffs,” Meeker said. “It was great to be able to get Shepherd back in the playoffs for baseball and change the thoughts of baseball in Shepherd.”

Meeker said he was stepping down as a coach, so it was special to be a part of a team making the playoffs that hasn’t been there in 9 years.

“I just hope the spark of interest and drive for success continues in the program,” he said.

On May 1, Shepherd lost 1-0 to Onalaska in a game played after two rain cancellations.

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