Pirates stage comeback, beat Centennial
The Granbury Pirates overcame a five-run deficit to beat Burleson Centennial 8-7 at home Friday.
Granbury trailed 7-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, and it looked as though the Pirates would be swept by Centennial in the season series. But Granbury scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth and four more in the bottom of the seventh, capped off by Taylor Calcote’s walk-off double that sealed the win.
With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Ethan Current and Clayton Jones both singled. Calcote then doubled to score Current and Jones and bring the Pirates with three runs.
Pitcher Andrew Walters kept Centennial scoreless for the final three innings, allowing Granbury to mount a charge. Walters struck out six and allowed just two hits in his three innings of relief.
With Granbury trailing 7-4 in the bottom of the seventh, Matthew Walters doubled to lead off the inning and advanced to third on a ground-out one batter later. Brock Mueller doubled to bring home Matthew Walters, and after a strikeout, Trevor Jones walked to put runners on the corners with two outs.
Current singled to score Mueller and move pinch runner Kaleb Shankles to second. Clayton Jones’ single to left scored Shankles, moved Current to second and tied the game at 7-7. That’s when Calcote hit his second double in as many innings to win the game for the Pirates.
Granbury sat at 3-1 in District 5-5A following the win.
The Pirates played a non-district game Saturday against Joshua, winning 9-5. Clayton Jones went 3-4 and drove in three runs, and Current had two doubles.
Granbury began a two-game series against Crowley Tuesday at home. The Pirates will travel to Crowley Friday at 7 p.m.