Pirates enter mid-season with 11-2 record

Sneads Head Baseball Coach, Andy Shelton, is leading a very impressive winning season with his Pirate team this year. They have won a total of nine out of eleven games thus far and still have twelve more listed on the schedule to go.

The Pirates first game and win of the season was against the Wewahitchka Gators ending with a final score of 17-3 on February 21.

Next up was a win of 12-9 when they played the Saint John Paul II Panthers in Tallahassee two days later and going for a third straight win in a row they took down the Cottondale Hornets with a 7-5 final score the following day.

Unfortunately, the Port St. Joe Sharks traveled to claim a victory on the Pirates home field stealing the opportunity for a fourth consecutive win in a row on February 28, but the Pirates made a comeback win when they traveled to Poplar Springs and won 15-3 against the Atomics on March 2.

On March 7 the Pirates loaded up on the bus and traveled to Port St. Joe for a face-off with the Sharks for the second time this season but suffered another loss against that same team.

Early March games landed three winning game scores in a row. Traveling to Cottondale on March 10 the Pirates brought home a win of 10-6. The Liberty County Bulldogs were sent back home with a loss because the Pirates were not going to lose that game on their home field and proudly held a final score of 13-4.

On March 16, Poplar Spring traveled to Sneads in an attempt to make up for the loss they acquired earlier in the season, but things didn’t go as planned and the Pirates showed out with a 21-5 final score win.

St. Patrick’s Day proved to be a very lucky game for the Pirates when they placed a total shutout on the Malone Tigers.

This is the last season for five of the baseball team’s seniors who are scheduled to graduate this year, Aaron Johnson, Brady Tye, James Glisson, Howard Alexander, and Tamariell McNealy. Be sure to try to hit up a home game and cheer them on as they celebrate their last year playing for the Sneads High School baseball team.

The Sneads Pirates are preparing to host the Holmes County Blue Devils from Bonifay on March 28th. 

For anyone who has not attended a home baseball game to see the Pirates play this season, that should be a great game to catch!

Patricia Smith – Gadsden County News Service


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