BATESVILLE — The Batesville Pioneers welcomed the Jonesboro Hurricane to town for a matchup between the top two teams in the 5A East. The Hurricane blew over the Pioneers 12-0 and 11-1 in their double header.
The Pioneers (10-5, 4-2) got off to a solid start. Gage Wood retired the first three Hurricane (15-3, 5-1). Solomon Nast made a good defensive play to end the first inning.
The Pioneers got on base when Jack Lanier was hit by a pitch, but he was unable to advance.
The second inning went well for the Pioneers too.
The third inning became a nightmare for the Pioneers. Wood retired the first two batters, but then the Hurricane went on a seven run, six hit, two out rally.
Wood struck out two batters, but they advanced on passed balls. The Pioneers also committed three errors this inning and five for the game.
The Pioneers went three up three down in their half of the third.
The Hurricane scored four more runs in the fourth and one in the fifth.
The Pioneer were held without a hit and only reached base twice, once on a hit by pitch and once on a fielding error by the Hurricane.
The second game picked up right where the first left off. The Hurricane were the home team for the second matched.
They scored seven runs in the bottom of the first. They brought twelve batters to the plate in this half inning.
The Pioneers did manage three hits during the second game, two of which came from senior Gavin Smart.
Taylor Daugherty brought home the lone run for the Pioneers in the top of the fourth.
The Pioneers will be back to the diamond tomorrow at Pocahontas for a game against the Redskins.