Our Pirates Baseball team defeated Staley 10-0 in 5 innings on Wednesday, May 17 in the MSHSAA Class 5, District 16 championship game in front of a packed home crowd, to advance into the state tournament bracket.
The game got off to an exciting start with Staley loading the bases in the top of the 1st inning, but the guys turned a 5-2-3 double play and then got a ground out to end end the inning without damage. The offense then took over and scored runs in every inning. Justin Mitchell hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning and Jared Wilson added a solo HR in the 3rd inning. Jared also pitched all 5 innings for the shutout.
This was the first District title for the Pirates since 2006. The team will now play Liberty North on Tuesday, May 23 at 5:00 PM at Liberty North in the MSHSAA Sectional game. Admission to the Sectional game is $7.00
Feature photo provided by Todd Nugent