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Three-run blast propels Pirates past Mustangs
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The Brunswick Pirates followed a familiar script against the South Effingham Mustangs on Thursday.

Despite getting outhit  for the second straight game, the Pirates slipped past the Mustangs 4-3. They edged South Effingham 4-2 on Wednesday after getting outhit 7-2, the same amount as Thursday's contest.

Thursday's big blow was a three-run home run in the fifth inning by Mitchell Richburg. It erased a 2-1 advantage the Mustangs had enjoyed since the third frame.

Hunter Goff slugged a homer for Brunswick in the second inning.

Jakob Valleroy absorbed the loss on the mound. He worked two innings in relief on Jakob Gross. He struck one hit -- Richburg's homer -- struck out five and walked one. The three runs he surrendered were unearned.

Valleroy led the Mustangs (4-7) at the plate with three hits, an RBI and a run scored. Nick Milbrandt had one hit and two RBI.

South Effingham committed three errors.