Pirates defeat Dumas on the road, falls to McGehee at home


The Drew Central Pirates split a pair of conference contests this past week with a road victory over the Dumas Bobcats and falling to the McGehee Owls at home.

Travelling to Dumas on Tuesday, April 19, Aiden Jones and Jase Watt would combine to throw a no-hitter against the Bobcats.

Watt would strike out seven batters in four innings walking one with Jones striking out one and walking one in .2 innings of work.

Offensively, the Pirates scored three runs in the first inning with runs by Nate Cooper, Drew Burton, and Jase Watt.

The Pirates extended the lead in the top of the second inning after scoring seven runs in the inning to take a 10-0 lead and added another run on the top of the third inning to push the lead to 11-0.

Drew Central would close out the contest in the top of the fifth inning after scoring nine runs in the top of the inning to take the 20-0 win.

For the Pirates, Matt Barnard led at the plate going 2 for 4 with two runs scored.

Jacob Jones, Nate Cooper, Aiden Jones, Drew Burton, Jase Watt, Will Watson, and Taylor Barnard each recorded a hit in the game.

Returning home on Friday, April 22, the Pirates were able to get the Owls out in order to begin the contest.

Drw Central recorded two consecutive walks to begin the bottom followed by a single by Drew Burton to score Cooper and Jones for a 2-0 lead.

McGehee would take the lead in the top of the second inning, scoring four runs and would add a fifth run in the top of the third inning for a 5-2 lead.

The Owls added their final run of the contest in the top of the seventh inning to extend the lead to 6-2.

The Pirates attempted to come back in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring two runs but the Owls would be able to get out of the inning to take the 6-4 win.

The Pirates are currently listed in second position in the 3A-8 Conference standings according to the Arkansas Activities Association and have qualified for the 3A Region 4 Regional Tournament to be held in Ashdown starting on May 5.


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