GORE – The Game was tied after the top of the third and then the wheels fell off Webbers Falls pitching.
Two of three Pirates runs in the second inning were unearned after an error on a infield fly off the bat of Gunner Dozier to avoid the third out of the inning.
A walk to Jackson Duke loaded the bases and subsequent free passes to Blane Barnes Lane Ward walked in Gabe and Gunnar Dozier for the Pirates second and third runs.
The Warriors came back in the top of the third with singles by Luke Pierce and Isiah Terrell and walks to Elliot Kunkel and Maddux Shelby forced starting pitcher Gunnar Dozier off the mound to be replaced by Ben Kirkpatrick.
A fielder’s choice off the bat of Ben Ward scored Webber’s second run, and an error by Hunter McGee of a Blaze Herriman grounder scored Terrell to tie the game.
The Warrior woes came in the bottom of the frame when after two outs Webbers Falls pitching fell apart. Ward allowed walks to Tyler Lane and McGee along with 2 passed balls and two wild pitches to score Barnes, Lane and McGee for a three run Pirate lead.
The Troubles weren’t over yet for the Warriors, A Gabe Dozier singled to score Kirkpatrick and another wild pitch scored Dane Perryman.
That was enough to bring in reliever Preston Rowe but a Gunner Carey error allowed both Gabe and Gunnar Dozier to score to give Gore a 7-run 10-4 lead.
A one-two-three top of the forth for Webber was followed by more Warrior miscues in the bottom of the frame. Two errors, a walk, a hit batter and two singles took the score to 13-3 and ended the game via the run-rule.
In all, Webbers Falls allowed 13 runs on just 6 hits committed 7 errors and allowed 11 walks. The Pirates pitchers allowed just 2 hits while striking out 11 Warrior batters.
The Pirates (1-0) will return to action Tuesday afternoon against the Porum Panthers (3-0) and Webbers Falls (1-2) will return home to face Arkoma (0-1)