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Inaugural Morro Bay alumni baseball game

Posted at 10:50 PM, Oct 22, 2019

We may be in the heart of the fall sports season, but with this hot weather, why not play some baseball? Well, that's exactly what the folks in Morro Bay were thinking as the Pirates hosted their inaugural alumni game on Tuesday night at Morro Bay High School.

16 former Pirates baseball players took the field against the current Morro Bay fall ball team, including standouts like 2005 Boston Red Sox fourth round pick, Scott Blue.

The event was put together by Josh Hunt, a Morro Bay graduate from the class of 2000, who's now a little league coach for the Pirates.

He teamed up with Morro Bay athletic director and head baseball coach John Andree with hopes of getting the community excited about the Pirates' baseball program.

Hunt says the alumni support can provide an extra boost to current and former Morro Bay baseball players.

"It's a special group. They won a couple of championships at the lower levels as they were coming up," Hunt said. "They made the playoffs last year, and we just wanted to get more community support for them. We put together the game, and for a Tuesday night, it wasn't too bad."

When it was all said and done, the alumni came away victorious, 5-4.