By Richard Greene
The Sea Beggars have had a pretty rough season up until this point. They approached the new season with a lot of confidence and were eager to see what the NAIA and the CalPac conference had in store for them. Little did they know, new ventures come with many struggles. The Beggars were swept off the deck by CalPac opponent Antelope Valley. Antelope Valley came out and demolished the already short-handed Sea Beggar pitching staff. The rest of the season hasn’t gone as planned for the beggars. It seems to be like this: if it isn’t one thing, it’s another. If pitching is stellar, the bats sputter. If the offense comes alive, pitching seems to vanish.
Recently, the Beggars have competed much better with their opponents. They dropped a nail-biter to the Marymount Mariners on March 9. The Seabeggars had the lead going into the 6th inning. The Mariners then tacked on five runs, taking the lead and not looking back. The final score was 10-9. On March 11th, the beggars played Morningside from Iowa. They dropped the first contest. The beggars came back fighting in the second game of the double-header with a great pitching performance by Christian Prado. The beggars fought tooth and nail, clawing their way to a 2-1 win in walk off fashion. Adam Vargas knocked in Aaron Alvarez for the winning run. This was the first walk-off style win in Providence’s short history.
The Seabeggars will face off against Marymount for a double-header on the 18th followed by La Sierra in a double-header the following day. This coming weekend will be yet another test for the depleted Seabeggar pitching staff.