By Greg Parrott
The Pike County Pirates run-ruled the Southwest Macon Patriots 14-3 in five innings last Friday, April 1. The win gives the Pirates an 8-4 record for the season and first place in region 4-AA.
Nate Ferrell started on the hill for the Pirates. He pitched four innings and gave up three runs on six hits, giving him the win. Wade Palmer pitched the final inning and struck out two Patriots to seal the victory for the Pirates.
The Pirates 2011 baseball starters pose for a photograph before the start of the season. Back row (l-r) Kody Adams, Lance Shelton, Nate Ferrell, Wade Palmer, Edward Folker, Chris Long, Chad Kirkse and Dustin Jordan. Front row, Brett Butler, Blake Edwards, Jonathan Norton, Delvin Jordan, Drew Watkins, Zack Woods and Jereid Woods. Not pictured is DeAndre Holmes.