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Wylie baseball sweeps Frisco to set up second-round date with Royse City

by | May 11, 2016 | Uncategorized

Oladipo Awowale/The Wylie News Members of the Wylie Pirates, including Lorenzo Keck (12) and Peyton Graham (2) wait in the dugout for another teammate to cross the plate during a five-run first inning in last Friday’s playoff opener with Frisco. Wylie scored all its runs in that inning to win 5-0 and then clinched the series with a 10-2 the following day at Frisco.

Oladipo Awowale/The Wylie News
Members of the Wylie Pirates, including Josh Reyes (12) and Peyton Graham (2) wait in the dugout for another teammate to cross the plate during a five-run first inning in last Friday’s playoff opener with Frisco. Wylie scored all its runs in that inning to win 5-0 and then clinched the series with a 10-2 the following day at Frisco.

By Greg Ford
Sports Editor
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Wylie’s remarkable season will continue for at least another week.
That’s because this past weekend the Pirates (25-2-1) downed the Frisco Raccoons 5-0 and 10-2 this past weekend in a best-of-three Class 5A, Region II bi-district series, earning themselves an area-round date this weekend with Royse City, which begins 7:30 p.m. Thursday at John Paul II.
Game 2 is 4:30 p.m. Friday at JPII, and Game 3, if needed, will be 6 p.m. Saturday at the same location.
“They’re playing well,” Wylie head coach Jonathan Cantu said of his Pirates. “It’s like nothing fazes these guys.”
The Pirates entered the postseason following a loss to Wylie East — it was the second time the Raiders had beaten Wylie — in the regular-season finale. That left the two teams tied for the 10-5A title, with East getting the top seed.
“They can work through anything,” Cantu said. “It’s amazing how they can focus on the next opponent and let things go.”
Game 1 against Frisco took place Friday at Wylie, where the Pirates scored all their runs in the first inning.
That was more than enough for starter Levi Hon, who pitched a complete-game victory, while striking out seven Frisco batters in the process.
(To view the entire story, check out the May 11 edition of The Wylie News)

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