Pirch barely survived Day 2 disaster

There were some dramatic swings in the standings from Day 1 to Day 2 at Cayuga Lake. Clifford Pirch experienced one of those, on the unfortunate type. Pirch was in 8th place on the first day with 21-10. His limit weighing only 11-12 barely kept him in the top 35 cut yesterday. Pirch and David Fritts tied at the cut mark of 33-6, but Pirch's big bag Thursday gave him 34th place over Fritts.

Pirch is continuing to struggle today, like almost everyone else. He did swing this 3-pounder in the boat earlier this morning. The Payson, Ariz., pro is having a solid season. He was 24th in the Toyota Angler of the Year standings entering this tournament.