DALE — Coming off a 4-1 loss to Chandler Monday, Dale’s Pirates weren’t feeling very good after surrendering four runs to Roff in the top of the first inning Tuesday.
But Dale pitcher Bryce Crawford righted the ship thereafter and Dale fashioned a 7-4 victory.
All four Roff runs in the first were unearned. Crawford fanned five and walked three in seven innings.
Dale (10-4) trailed 4-1 after 4 ½ innings but posted four runs in the bottom of the fifth, then added two more runs in the sixth.
The Pirates finished with 12 hits, including two doubles each by Scout Capps and David Herring.
Herring and Capps had three hits and scored twice.
Gant Hathcock doubled for Dale. Carson Hunt and Blake McQuain had sacrifice flies.
Talon Rhoten had two singles for Roff, which didn’t possess an extra-base hit.
“We haven’t been playing well lately and then we kicked the ball around in the first inning,” Dale coach Jerry Sanford said. “But in the fifth, they started having fun again, and it was a completely different club. It was like a light was switched on.
“Bryce pitched very well after the first inning.”
Friday, Dale will head west to Weatherford for two games — Lookeba-Sickles at 2 p.m. and Weatherford at 4 p.m.
Dale committed five errors. Roff was errorless.