STERLING — The Ottawa Pirates defeated the Sterling Golden Warriors 3-1 in the opening contest of the schools' three-game Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division series Monday afternoon.
With the win, Ottawa evened its league record at 2-2 while improving to 9-6 overall.
On Saturday, the Pirates lost a NIB 12 crossover to Sycamore, 8-2, at King Field. Wyatt Hill went 3-for-4 at the plate for Ottawa. Peter Walsh had two runs batted in. John Vandervort (4 IP, 7 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 6 K) took the pitching loss.