Baseball Sweeps North Arkansas College In Home Opener

Baseball Sweeps North Arkansas College In Home Opener

Pirates Baseball kicked off their home slate of games Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep of North Arkansas College.  The Pirates took the opener 10-0 and pulled out a tight 8-7 win in game two.  With the wins, NCMC now holds a record of 9-20 before a four game Region 16 set with 14th ranked Crowder College.  The Pirates travel to Neosho on Thursday and play host to the Roughriders on Saturday.


Knocking a home run in game one to get the Pirates offense going was Kendrick Delima.  He went 3-8 on the afternoon with 3 runs scored.  His season homerun total sits at 7 which is just three shy of tying the single season Pirates team record.


Also having a nice offensive day was freshman Tyler Montgomery.  He knocked in the run-rule walk off runs in the opener and finished the day 2-3, 3 RBIs and one HBP.


As a team, the Pirates hit .385 on the day.


Sophomore pitcher Brandon Whitehead notched the complete game shutout in the 10-0 win.  This lowered his season ERA to 6.27 and marked his third complete game in a row, two of which were shutouts.  His season record now sits at 3-4.


Clayton Bailey, despite not having his best outing of the year, picked up the win in game two.  He allowed 3 runs, 2 of which were earned, in one inning of relief.  Freshman Kohl Weber picked up his second save of the season by closing out the 8-7 victory.