The Bulldogs were swept out of the playoffs, losing 3-0 and 9-5 to the Pirates, who advance to the 3A state quarterfinals.
The Pirates’ Terran Cochran was the winning pitcher in the first game, allowing seven hits and recording seven strikeouts. Hagen Stovall was Winfield’s top hitter, going 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs.
Carbon Hill’s Tylor Owens pitched all seven innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits, three walks and striking out three batters. At the plate, Dylan Sargent and Jordan Dawsey were 2 for 3, while Blaine Eads, William Keeton and Austin Jackson all went 1 for 3.
Stovall picked the win for Winfield in Game 2, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out four batters. Marcos Garcia was Winfield’s best hitter, going 2 for 4 with a double and a two-run homerun.
The Bulldogs’ Blaine Eads allowed six earned runs, three hits, 11 walks while recording seven strikeouts in six and one-third innings for the loss. Sargent pitched the final two-thirds inning, walking one batter.
Offensively, Owens was 2 for 4 with a double, a triple and two runs scored. Keeton and John Bray were 1 for 3 each, while Jackson and Steven Mitchell were 1 for 3.
“To be honest about it, Winfield was just better than us today,” Carbon Hill coach Royce Young said. “A week ago, it may have been a different story, but we didn’t play as well today.”
Friday’s loss marked the final high school game for seniors: Jordan Dawsey, Blaine Eads, Tylor Owens and Dylan Sargent.
“It’s been a special year,” Young added. “I only had the opportunity and pleasure of coaching them one year, but I told them that they have made Carbon Hill baseball relevant. They’ve made the second round twice in three years. They’ve set the bar for years to come.”