Winfield Pirates

Pirates take win over Sumiton Christian

The Winfield Pirates were victorious over Sumiton Christian, 6-2 Tuesday, April 19.
Brady May earned the win for Winfield. May lasted two innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out one and walking one. John David Ray, Jarett Hosch and Spencer Haney all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.
Braden Woodard took the loss for Sumiton Christian. The pitcher surrendered two runs on four hits over one and two-thirds innings, walking one.
Tyler Ingle started the game for Sumiton Christian.

Pirates defeat Haleyville despite allowing a three-run inning

The Winfield Pirates weathered a scare by Haleyville in the seventh inning where Winfield coughed up three runs, but the Pirates  still won 8-5 on Saturday, April 9. The big inning for Haleyville came thanks to a triple by Bo Mitchell, a single by Grant Wakefield, and a double by Brody Gravitt.
Winfield got things moving in the first inning, when Hunter Busha reached on a dropped third strike.
Winfield notched three runs in the third inning. Tyler Mays and Davis Bowen all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Pirates drop games to Haleyville and Dora

The Winfield Pirates  stayed in it until the end, but Haleyville pulled away late in an 8-5 victory on Thursday, Feb. 24. The game was tied at four with Haleyville batting in the bottom of the sixth when Brody Gravitt drew a walk, scoring one run.
The Pirates lost despite out-hitting Haleyville eight to four.
Haleyville Lions captured the lead in the second inning when an error scored one run for Haleyville.
The Pirates evened things up at four in the top of the fifth inning. Brooks Smith grounded out, scoring one run.

Pirates spell doom for Blue Devils

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — The Winfield Pirates took on the Sulligent Blue Devils at home on Friday, Feb. 4. The Pirates blew the Blue Devils away 94-55.
Winfield leaped ahead 22-11 in the first quarter and kept up the pressure in the second quarter. The score was 48-28 at halftime, putting the Pirates in a comfortable lead.
The Blue Devils came out of the locker room and scored 14 points in the third quarter, but 15 from the Pirates kept them solidly in the lead.

Pirates advance over Tarrant

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — The Winfield Pirates beat the Tarrant Wildcats 61-57  on Tuesday, Feb. 8 to advance to the final round of the 3A Area 10 tournament.
The game was close, with the Pirates leading 32-28 going into halftime.
The Wildcats came out of the locker room swinging, and put up 21 points to the Pirates’ 11.
The Wildcats were now leading 49-43 going into the fourth quarter. The Pirates turned the tide, scoring 18 points while holding the Wildcats to eight. The game ended with Winfield leading 61-57.

Pirates recognized for outstanding season

Joseph Cox, right, receives the most outstanding offensive back award from Coach Nathan Dean.

By Luke Brantley Staff writer

BRILLIANT — The Winfield City High School football team held its annual banquet on Sunday, Jan. 9, to celebrate the 2021 season. The banquet was held at the Barn on Coleman Farms in Brilliant.

The Pirates advanced to the third round of playoffs, the farthest any Winfield team has ever gone.

Several players received awards for their achievements during the season.