DALLAS — In a repeat of last year’s Back Mountain Major League Championship, the Pirates and Dodgers squared off in a classic pitchers duel with the Pirates prevailing, 4-0. The game marked the third consecutive year the Pirates reached the championship, winning two out of the three years.
In this year’s championship, the Pirates and Dodgers combined to strike out 24 batters and allowing only six hits. The Pirates scored first when Aiden Burkhardt crossed the plate on a passed ball in the third inning.
The game remained tight with Dodger pitcher Ty Federici keeping the Pirates off balance at the plate. The Pirates pitching attack was led by Mike Murray and Brian Kwak who combined to throw a shutout.
The Pirates broke the game open in the fifth inning when Gavin Adamski hit a double down the third base line scoring two runs.
The Dodgers’ hitting was led by Ty Federici with two hits including a double.
Information provided by Caroline Youngman.