Pirate baseball out in bi-district
The Granbury Pirates lost 5-3 to Arlington Heights at Everman High on Saturday and were eliminated from the UIL Class 5A baseball playoffs in the bi-district round.
Granbury had dropped the first game 2-1 against Heights in nine innings Friday. In that game, Trevor Jones struck out 10 batters over six innings of work, allowing just four hits and one earned run.
On Saturday, Easton Turnage took the mound for the Pirates. Although Heights had two runners on base in both the first and second innings, it was Granbury that struck first.
Clayton Jones doubled to lead off the third inning, and David Hinojosa scored him on a single two batters later to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.
Heights answered in the bottom of the third inning, scoring two runs on a one-out single to take a 2-1 lead. Granbury tied the game in the top half of the fourth, with Clayton Jones singling to score Matthew Walters.
In the bottom of the fourth, Heights built a two-out rally with two walks and a wild pitch to grab a 3-2 lead. After an error that could’ve ended the inning put runners on the corners, a double to left center field gave Heights a 5-2 lead.
After Brock Mueller and Matthew Walters singled in the top of the sixth, Clayton Jones came through once again with an RBI single to cut Heights’ lead to 5-3.
Taylor Calcote, who came in to relieve Turnage with one out in the bottom of the fifth, led off the top of the seventh by getting hit by a pitch. Ethan Current moved him to second with a single, and Mueller drew a two-out walk to load the bases. But Heights got the out it needed, and the Pirates were eliminated.
Granbury finished with a 20-13-1 record, and was the No. 4 seed from District 5-5A.