HART — Improved weather certainly was welcome Tuesday afternoon as the Hart baseball team played Mason County Eastern in a non-conference doubleheader at home and won both games, 5-2 and 4-3.

Game one saw Brandon VanderZanden lead the hitting parade, as he went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in and he also swiped two bases.

Playing in his first varsity game, freshman Ty Schlukebir also was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, one run batted in, stole a base and scored two runs.

Carter Ramseyer, another freshman playing his first game for the Pirates, singled to drive in a run and had a stolen base.

In the second game, the Pirates capitalized on some walks and some intelligent base running to score some early runs that led to the win.

Schlukebir, Kody Charron, Ramseyer and Jake Gordon scored runs for the Pirates.