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Pioneers pick up big win over Blackhawks

by Randy Moll | April 6, 2021 at 8:17 a.m.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Gentry's Brayden Feathers connects with a pitch during play against Pea Ridge at Gentry High School on March 30, 2021.

GENTRY -- The Pioneers scored a run in the second, two in the fifth, and five more in the sixth for an 8-1 win over the visiting Hawks from Pea Ridge on March 30.

Gentry's Cody Tucker drove in a run in the second with a single. In the fifth, Garry Cox walked and made it home on a single by Tucker, a walk by Dawson Wright and a balk. Wright later made it home on a passed ball.

The sixth-inning rally began with Aiden Whitehead making it to first on an error, Brayden Feathers and Cox singling on bunts, Tucker making it to first on a second base error, allowing Feathers to score, and Wright singling to short and bringing in Cox. Tucker scored on a fly out to center, and Wright was brought home on a walk by Whitehead.

Gentry's eight runs came on six hits and three Pea Ridge errors.

Isaak Crittenden started off on the mound for Gentry. He gave up one run on three hits over five innings, striking out nine. Isaiah Lemke finished the game for Gentry, allowing one hit and striking out four.

Tucker was 2-for-3 with his bat to lead the Pioneers in hits. The Pioneers were charged with no errors in the game.

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Gentry first baseman Garry Cox puts the tag on a Pea Ridge base runner in a pickoff attempt on March 30 at Gentry High School.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Gentry first baseman Garry Cox puts the tag on a Pea Ridge base runner in a pickoff attempt on March 30 at Gentry High School.
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Gentry's Garry Cox slides into second and almost takes down the Pea Ridge second baseman in the play on March 30 at Gentry High School. The throw missed it mark and was stopped by the centerfielder, allowing Cox to advance.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Gentry's Garry Cox slides into second and almost takes down the Pea Ridge second baseman in the play on March 30 at Gentry High School. The throw missed it mark and was stopped by the centerfielder, allowing Cox to advance.
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Gentry's Isaac Crittenden throws a pitch March 30 at Gentry High School in play against Pea Ridge. He gave up one run on three hits over five innings, striking out nine.
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Gentry's Isaac Crittenden throws a pitch March 30 at Gentry High School in play against Pea Ridge. He gave up one run on three hits over five innings, striking out nine.
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