DALE — Jake Bigham tossed a route-going five-hitter Monday, propelling fifth-ranked (2A) Dale to an 8-4 victory over third-ranked (2A) Latta.
Bigham permitted just one earned run, didn’t issue a walk and fanned four. He did hit two batters.
Bingham also had two hits, including a double, drove in two runs and scored once.
Four other Pirates — Gant Hathcock, Drew Reed, Bryce Crawford and Austin Custar — provided two singles each. Teammate Scout Capps chipped in with a double.
Eight Pirates scored.
Dale never trailed after scoring five times in the bottom of the second inning.
The Pirates upped their record to 12-6.
Thursday, Dale will launch play in the Roff Tournament. The Pirates will meet Tupelo at 12:30 at Tushka. Should Dale prevail, it won’t play again until Friday. If Dale falls to Tupelo, it would play again Thursday at 5:30.