The Pirates make the most of three hits in their 5-3 win over Logan Rogersville Wildcats. Joseph Lemley was able to get double plays in the 1st and 2nd innings to escape trouble, then settled in to pitch well. After falling behind 2-0 going into the bottom of the 2nd, the Pirates were able to rally with the help of consecutive errors by the Wildcats and take a 3-2 lead. In the 3rd inning, Branson extended their lead with an RBI single by Chad Reusch and a sacrifice fly by Ben O'Dell. Lemley would battle and get the game into the 6th inning. Aaron Batt would get the last four outs of the game to get his first career save. Branson will host Free State High School from Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday at 12 p.m.
Branson won its first game of the season 5-1 versus the Nixa Eagles. Bryce Burtless picked up his first varsity win with five effective innings. Burtless struck out six and walked only one. The Pirates fell behind 1-0 in the 3rd inning, but rallied in the 4th inning with five runs. With the bases loaded Branson scored on an error, then took the lead on a one out walk to Ben O'Dell. Burtless and Dawson Nimmo helped extend the lead to 4-1 with one out RBI singles. Branson scored its final run on a wild pitch. The game had to be shortened to six innings because of the weather. The Pirates are scheduled to play Rogersville on Thursday to finish the Lael Lead Off Tournament.
The Pirates fall to the Webb City Cardinals 6-2 on Monday. Branson fell behind 2-0 in the top of the 2nd inning. Webb City's Calem Nutting opened the scoring with a solo home run, then the Cardinals scored their second run on a passed ball. Branson cut the lead to 2-1 when Ben O'Dell homered to left field. However, Bradyn Ansley for Webb City hit a three run home run in the top of the fourth to extend the lead 5-1. Branson is scheduled to play Nixa on Tuesday at 4:30 at Pirate Park.
Branson loses its season opener against the Carl Junction Bulldogs 10-6. Carl Junction jumped out to a 6-0 lead and the Pirates were unable to fight their way back. The Bulldogs were paced by their first three hitters in the line up who went a combined 8 for 10 with eight RBI's. Branson will host Webb City on Monday at 4:30 as part of the Lael Lead Off Tournament.
Branson will open their season Saturday at Missouri Southern State University vs the Carl Junction Bulldogs. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Pirate Park, but due to weather has been moved. The game will begin at approximately 6 p.m. A JV game will follow.
The Freshman will open their season on Monday at the Nixa Tournament. The Freshman will play at 6:30 on Monday, 4:15 on Tuesday, and 4:15 on Wednesday.