By Janet Patton
The Appling County Pirates (2-0 Overall) opened their season this past Monday night, February 17 at home against the Bacon County Raiders (1-2). Senior Ace pitcher Connor Simmons started the game by striking out the side. Simmons pitched two innings and of the six batters he faced, he struck out five. Sophomore Griffith Faircloth entered the game in relief of Simmons. Faircloth took the mound for two innings and struck out four batters. Junior Left-hander Stacy Davis pitched the fifth and sixth innings and struck out four.