Sinton shortstop Jordan Martinez’s error on a grounder by Garrett Lightfoot with runners at first and second allow Jake Harvey to score the walk-off run in the seventh inning of Salado’s second game with the Pirates May 28, winning 5-4.
Earlier in the inning, Sinton loaded the bases, but could not score in the top of the seventh, going into the final three outs tied at 4-4.
Wilk led off the bottom of the inning with a double to deep left. The Pirates intentionally walked Chase Basham. Grant Taylor lined out to third to keep the runners from advancing. Lightfoot grounded to shortstop, but Martinez’s errant throw to second allowed courtesy runner Harvey to round third and go home for the winning run.
Sinton took the early lead in the game, scoring two runs in the first. Lead-off batter CJ Zepeda walked and went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mark Villareal. Brett Brown singled to center to score Zepeda and went to second on the throw. Brown stole third and scored on an error by Drew Dobbins to make the score 2-0.
Salado narrowed the lead with a run in the bottom of the first. Cody Wolf led-off the frame with a single. he went to third on a double by Dobbins and scored on a sacrifice fly to deep right by Jacob Wilk.
Wilk scored in the three-run third for the Eagles. He hit atriple to deep right. Basham was hit by the pitcher. Grant Taylor grounded out to short, scoring Wilk and advancing Basham to second. Ryan Dunnahoo reached on an error by centerfielder Villareal allowed both baserunners to score to give Salado a 4-2 lead.
Sinton added a run in the top of the fourth to narrow the lead to 3-4. Mike Mendez singled and advanced on a single by Aaron Hernandez. Mendez scored on a single by Zepeda.
The Pirates tied the game in the sixth on an unearned run. Mason Hopkins walked and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. He went to third on a passed ball and scored on the throw.
Both teams had seven hits, but Sinton had three errors, including the final fatal one. Wolf had three hits for the Eagles while Wilk had two hits, an RBI and a run.
Dobbins got the win on the mound for Salado, pitching into the seventh inning. He gave up seven hits and just two earned runs. He also struck out six batters for the Eagles. Peyton Kyburz pitched the final two outs.
Colten Collier got the loss for Sinton, pitching the entire game. He struck out two batters and gave up seven hits and two earned runs.
The Eagles beat Sinton 2-1 in eight innings May 27 to win the first game of the series.
Ryan Dunnahoo hit a triple to deep right. With one out, Phillip Ellis walked to put runners at the corners. Cody Wolf singled to right to score Dunnahoo and give Salado a 2-1 edge.
Salado put the Pirate out in the bottom of the eighth three up and three down. Wolf, who pitched the entire game, forced Jordan Martinez to hit a grounder to first baseman Preston Payne who flicked the ball to Wolf for the force out at first. Johnathon Carillio grounded out to shortstop Jacob Wilk and Dustin Gallegos grounded out second baseman Dunnahoo to end the game.
Sinton had the early lead in a defensive battle between the two. The Pirates scored in the second inning after Carrillo singled to left. After several pick-off attempts, Carrillo went to second on a pick-off and then stole third base. He scored on a passed ball before Wolf retired the side with two strikeouts.
Wolf got the win for Salado. He struck out nine batters and allowed just two hits. He walked four. Martinez got the loss for Sinton, pitching the entire game. He struck out six batters, but allowed seven hits and walked four batters.
Wilk led the squad with three hits while Dunnahoo had two hits. Wolf and Dobbins also recorded hits in the game.