GORE – The Pirates (2-0) won their second in-a-row 6-4 Tuesday night against the Porum Panthers (3-1) thanks to a strong 5-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Panthers got on the board early. In the top of the first, a Braydon Catron single to right field scored Michael Wright who had walked earlier in the inning.

Porum would add three more in the second. Isaiah Sallee doubled to center scoring Luke Johnson and Kyle Rock. Rylind Tillery singled to right scoring Sallee giving the Panthers a 4-0 lead.

The Panthers pitcher, Gage Scarberry, had controlled Gore through four scoreless innings, but that all changed in the bottom of the fifth.

With two outs Gore’s offense started to light things up starting with a double by Ben Kirkpatrick to center. Dane Perryman followed with a single to left, scoring Kirkpatrick to put the Pirates on the board.

Gunner Dozier followed with a long single to left scoring Perriman to cut the lead in half 4-2. After a Panther error that now put two runners on base, Jaxon Duke lined a single to right scoring pinch runner Tate Brookshire along with Dozier to tie the game at 4.

With Blaine Barnes at bat and a 1 ball 2 strike count, Duke caught the Panthers sleeping and stole home to put Gore in the lead 5-4.

After a scoreless Porum sixth inning, McGee singled in the bottom of the frame for the Pirates and later stole third and scored on a wild pitch by Scarberry to end the scoring resulting in the 6-4 Pirate victory.

Gore is scheduled to return to action Thursday when they travel to Vian to face the Wolverines, and Porum will host Central Sallisaw Friday afternoon.

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