DALE – Carson Hunt and Drew Reed combined to allow two hits Monday as Dale shut down Varnum 10-0 after five innings.
Reed pitched for three innings to strike out four batters and gave up one hit and Hunt threw for two to also give up one hit.
The Pirates got on the board in the first on a groundout by Blake McQuain, Bryce Crawford scored on a wild pitch and Drew Reed doubled to drive in Scout Capps.
David Herring hit a two-run blast in the second inning and the Pirates added five more insurance runs in the third.
Crawford drove in two runs on a triple and Austin Custar and Drew Reed each had a pair of doubles.
Dale will host Santa Fe South and Wanette in their district tournament Thursday and Friday.