With many new faces in several different places, the Perkins baseball team is a work in progress.
Unfortunately for the Pirates, opening the season with perennially-strong Ashland and Division IV power Cuyahoga Heights isn't an ideal situation.
After an 11-0 loss in five innings to the Arrows on Friday, the Pirates hosted the Redskins Saturday and were down 10-0 by the end of the second inning in a 14-6 loss.
The anticipated crosstown matchup with Sandusky later in the day was postponed because of rain showers throughout the area.
Complicating matters, the Pirates (0-2) have committed six errors in the two losses.
The Redskins got to starter Mike Ryerson early, as the senior walked the first two batters. A single and double followed, and after a fielder's choice RBI, the Pirates were down 4-0 at the end of the first inning.
Things went from bad to worse in the second as the Redskins batted around. Five singles, a double and a walk came from eight different batters as Cuyahoga Heights pushed the lead up to 10-0.
The Pirates got a run in the second as Seth Bryant doubled and came around to score on an RBI groundout by Tyler Cantelli. In the third, Tyler Mees walked and scored on an RBI double by Cameron Waldock that made it a 12-2 deficit.
In the fifth inning, Waldock added an RBI single and later scored on an infield error by the Redskins to cut the margin to 12-4, but the 'Skins came back with two more in the top of the sixth off freshman Luke Fraley.
Read more of this story in Sunday's Register.