You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Pirates win two more, remain unbeaten
POTH -- With just a pair of regular season games remaining, the Poth Pirate baseball team is in position to claim the district championship, and make a solid run into the postseason.
The Pirates picked up two more district wins last week, and remain unbeaten at 12-0 in District 30-2A play. The Pirates held on for a 6-4 win over Jourdanton last Tuesday, and then blew out the Bulldogs of Three Rivers on Friday by the score of 18-1.
Braden Lyssy pitched all seven innings in Jourdanton April 10, earning six strikeouts while allowing just one walk.
Poth started the game well at the plate with a run to open the game in the top of the first, but the Indians came right back in the bottom of the frame to take a 2-1 lead. Poth responded with a run in the top of the second inning to knot it up at 2-2, and the Pirates later closed out the inning with a tie.
After quiet third, fourth, and fifth innings of play, Poth got things going again in the top of the sixth inning. The Pirates scored 3 runs against Jourdanton, and took a 5-2 lead into the bottom half of the inning. After retiring the side in the sixth, Poth came back to the plate in the top of the seventh and added a little insurance with 1 more run.
Trailing 6-2, the Indians had a lot of work to do in a short period of time, and threatened to make a comeback. Jourdanton managed to score 2 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to narrow the gap, but Poth got out of the inning, and returned home with a 6-4 win.
Blake Lyssy led Poth at the plate, as he went 3 for 3 with a run, a walk, and an RBI. Trey Broyles was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored, and Braden Lyssy, Tyler Kallies, and Jacob Caloss also had hits in the game.
The Pirates were back at home April 13, and Poth made a statement against the struggling team from Three Rivers.
Broyles was on the mound for Poth, and he pitched a good game against Three Rivers, earning eight strikeouts and giving up just 1 run.
Poth’s offensive efforts began in the bottom of the first inning with a 4-run effort, and were followed up in the bottom of the second inning with 7 more. Poth tacked on 5 runs in the third, and 2 more in the fourth, leading to the 18-1 victory.
Zach Lyssy went 3 for 4 while scoring 3 runs, and Broyles helped himself with a hit and 3 RBIs. Garrett Yanta, Blake Lyssy, and Kyler Felux each had 2 RBIs in the game, and Braden Lyssy and Koby Pruski each added another.
The win kept Poth perfect in district play, with an unblemished record of 12-0. The Pirates were scheduled to host Cotulla April 17, and will close out the regular season this Friday, April 20, in George West.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Hudson aims arrows at national competition (May 25, 2016)
Poth elementary competes in Pirate Olympics (May 25, 2016)
Poth softball all-district (May 25, 2016)
Rutten places in Dallas tourney (May 25, 2016)
Signup for Stockdale sports camps is under way (May 25, 2016)
Falls City track places at State (May 18, 2016)
Floresville youth camps set (May 18, 2016)
Pirates fall to Blanco in Area (May 18, 2016)
State track meet results are in ... (May 18, 2016)
Tennis skills camp (May 18, 2016)
Bears take down Panthers for bi-district title (May 11, 2016)
Falls City track medals at Regionals (May 11, 2016)
Pirates keelhaul Raiders, head to Area (May 11, 2016)
Playoff roundup (May 11, 2016)
Poth track team qualifies for State (May 11, 2016)
Stockdale tennis wins big at district (May 11, 2016)
‘Killer’ first inning seals Beavers’ fate (May 11, 2016)
Adams signs with Schreiner (May 4, 2016)
Baseball, softball scores (May 4, 2016)
Beaverettes track wins Area (May 4, 2016)
Brahmas take down Bobcats (May 4, 2016)
FISD athletic physicals (May 4, 2016)
Floresville track runs well at Regionals (May 4, 2016)
Lubianski signs with Trinity (May 4, 2016)
Pirates plunder Mustangs for first in district (May 4, 2016)
Pirettes finish season (May 4, 2016)
Stockdale track wins big at Regionals (May 4, 2016)
Volleyball team in the gold (May 4, 2016)