Big first inning lifts Pirates past Hoke County

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The Robesonian, Lumberton, N.C.
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May 1—LUMBERTON — The Lumberton baseball team scored eight runs in the first and never looked back Friday in an 11-5 win over Hoke County.

After allowing two runs to Hoke County (0-2, 0-2 Sandhills Athletic Conference) in the top of the first, the first three Lumberton (2-0, 2-0 SAC) hitters walked in the bottom of the first. Jacob Scott reached on an error and got an RBI, before an RBI walk by Bobby Baxley, a sacrifice fly by Jaylon Oxendine, two-RBIs singles by both Jordan Bryant and Hunter Beasley and a run that scored on another error.

The Pirates scored two unearned runs in the second. Beasley doubled in the fifth to plate Jackson Davis.

Beasley had two hits for the Pirates with a double, three RBIs and two steals. Bryant had a hit and two RBIs and Davis had a hit.

The Pirates' 11 runs came on four hits, with six Hoke County errors and several walks.

Scott was the winning pitcher, with four innings pitched and seven strikeouts; he struck out the side in the fourth.

Michael Pimpinella and Koeonta Hollingsworth each had two hits for Hooke County; Hollingsworth had two RBIs.

Lumberton plays Tuesday at Jack Britt.