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PIRATES COMPETE IN AREA BASEBALL PLAYOFF SERIES

May 16, 2016
 
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The Granbury Pirates competed in the Class 5A area playoffs during a series versus Grapevine on May 12-14, 2016.
 
The Pirates won the opening game 2-1, but the Mustangs took the series with 3-0 and 5-3 victories in the final two matchups.
 
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Granbury secured third place during District 8-5A play to advance to the post-season.  This marked the fifth straight year for the Pirates to make the playoffs, when the team qualifying seven of the last eight years.  The Pirates defeated Fort Worth South Hills 5-0 in the bi-district round to advance to the area contest.
 
Members of the varsity squad were Rustin Beasley, Nash Buescher, Wesley Case, Braden Derouen, Connor Dixon, Tristan Fallin, Bryce Foutz, Landon Gray, Corbin Harris, Matthew Hickey, Josh Johnson, Hunter Jones, Lachlyn McPhie, Chandler Roop, Daniel Tramel, Chance Turney, Andrew Walters, Landon Weatherly, and Kyler Young.  Others on the roster for the post-season were Jaxon Clay, Ethan Current, Cade Hicks, Clayton Jones, Cash McKay, Hayden Tackett, Kade Turnage, and Hunter Winchester.
 
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Head coach Brad Eppler was assisted by Trent Phillips, Greg McCarthy, Danny Guidry, and athletic trainer Andy Rankin.  Others helping the team were statistician Jaxon Castillo, videographer Ben Lillagore, equipment manager Easton Turnage, and student athletic trainer Jeffrey Robinson.