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Wolverines Face Pirates and Lions in Non–Region Contests

Sports Writer

The Dade County High School Wolverine baseball team got a week off from region play last week. They still managed to get in three games with area teams traveling to South Pittsburg, Tenn., on Monday to face the Pirates.

DCHS got off to a good start, scoring a pair of runs in the top of the first inning and quickly led 2-0.

Photo by Eddy Gifford – The Wolverines’ River McBryar picked up a big win for the Wolverine baseball team last week, pitching a strong six innings giving up just two runs and five hits. DCHS faced region foe Darlington at home on Tuesday, travels to Darlington on Thursday, and hosts the Dragons on Friday.

The Wolverines added another run in the second while holding the Pirates scoreless through the first two innings.

South Pittsburg scored their first run of the game in the third inning, but the Wolverines still led 3-1. The Pirates added another run in the fourth to cut the Wolverine lead to 3-2.

Dade pushed across another run in the fifth to go up 4-2 and it remained that way until the top of the seventh when they exploded for four runs and an 8-2 lead.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Pirates rallied for three runs before Dade got the final out of the game and came away with an 8-5 win.

Bryson Swader led the Wolverines with a pair of hits while Braydan Jones had a hit and a pair of RBIs and Mason Gatlin had two hits, scored three runs, and had an RBI.

River McBryar picked up the win, pitching six innings giving up five hits, two runs, and striking out two.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Wolverines hosted the Pirates for a rematch of the Monday game and this time it was the Pirates who had a big day.

South Pittsburg took the lead in the top of the first inning with a single run but then added four more runs in the top of the second inning to take a 5-0 lead.

After a scoreless third inning, the Pirates added another run in the top of the fourth to go up 6-0.

That would be all the scoring for the day as the South Pittsburg pitcher gave up six hits and no runs to the Wolverines in his seven innings.

Landon Williams led the Wolverines at the plate with two hits.

Gatlin took the loss, pitching two innings and giving up five runs on five hits. Williams pitched five innings, giving up one run and two hits.

On Friday, the Wolverines traveled to Red Bank to take on the Lions.

After a scoreless first inning, the Lions were the beneficiaries of three hits, three hit batters, a walk, and an error to score six runs. The three hits would be all the hits Red Bank got in the game, but all were very timely.

The Wolverines were unable to score as the Lions’ pitchers held them in check all day, giving up just four hits while striking out 11.

Swader led the Wolverines with a pair of hits while Jake Harris took the loss, pitching six innings and giving up just three hits and one earned run.

This week, the Wolverines resume region play when they hosted the Darlington Tigers on Tuesday. On Thursday, the Wolverines will travel to Darlington with game time set for 4:30 p.m., and they will host the Tigers again on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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