Pirates move on to state tourney
- Top-ranked Dale bombarded Glencoe 14-3 and 15-0 Friday to capture a Class A regional tournament championship.
Top-ranked Dale bombarded Glencoe 14-3 and 15-0 Friday to capture a Class A regional tournament championship.
The first game went 4 1/2 innings while the second game went five innings.
Dale, 29-3, advances to the state tournament beginning Thursday, Oct. 4.
In Friday’s opener, Dale combined nine hits with four Glencoe errors. Victorious hurler Dalton Tillison, who went the first three innings, fanned eight, walked one and allowed one hit.
Evan Anderson clubbed his sixth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth as Dale tallied four runs.
Dale also scored four runs in the second and five runs in the third.
Tanner Nelson added a triple for Dale while Chase Byndas and Hunter Pinkston recorded a double and a single apiece. Gage Ross posted two singles.
In the second game, Anderson earned the pitching victory after allowing one hit, a single in the fourth, during a four-inning stint. He fanned 10 and walked one.
Anderson also ripped a solo home run in the top of the first inning.
Taylor Smith fanned four batters in a one-inning relief effort. One of those strikeout victims advanced to first base when the ball eluded the catcher.
Smith posted a grand-slam home run as part of a seven-run second inning. Pinkston notched two doubles while Xavier Lanham chipped in with a double and a single.
Nelson, Byndas, Lane Cox and Hunter Sanford had two singles apiece in a 16-hit attack.
Dale will entertain Asher at 4 p.m. Monday.
Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.