Pirate Baseball begins season 3-0 after defeating Rider

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Pirate Baseball has started the season at 3-0 for the second straight year.

After throwing 21 pitches in the first inning, Jake Hunter settled in, throwing 5 scoreless innings where he allowed one hit and 3 walks.

The Pirates relied heavily on the long ball, hitting 3 home runs.