Latta added three more runs during the fourth as Collins and Harris singled and Brandon Clifton walked to juice the bases again. Johnson singled to left-center and drove in Collins. Tully then drove in two more runs on a base hit to left, extending the lead to 10-2.
Storts tacked on the final run of the day with a solo home run in the top of the fifth.
The Pirates did threaten in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Pinkston singled and Wilkins doubled. Lanham then hit a hard shot to Collins at short. He stopped the ball, and Wilkins took off from second, but Pinkston did not leave third. Collins tagged Wilkins for the second out of the inning. Dalton Tillison came in to pinch hit for Dale but grounded out to Collins to end the game.
All but one of the Panthers had a hit in the contest. Collins finished a perfect 4-for-4 with two RBIs, and Harris was 3-for-3 in the contest.
Wilkins finished 3-for-3 to lead Dale at the plate.
Latta 11, Dale 2
LATTA 160 31 — 11 14 1
DALE 200 00 — 2 7 5
Brandon Mills and Zac Dansby. Tanner Nelson, Taylor Smith (4) and Gage Ross. WP-Mills. LP-Nelson. HR-Trent Storts (L). 2B-Dansby (L), Evan Anderson and Jace Wilkins (D). HL-Kade Hayes 2-4, RS, RBI; Storts 1-4, 2RS, RBI; Jake Collins 4-4, 2 RS, 2 RBIs; Bryce Harris 3-3, 2 RS; Dansby 1-4, RS, 2 RBIs; Brady Johnson 1-3, RS, RBI; Wyatt Ryan 1-3; Treston Tully 1-3, RS, 2 RBIs (L). Anderson 1-2, RS; Nelson 1-2, RS; Hunter Pinkston 1-3, RBI; Wilkins 3-3; Xavier Lanham 1-2, RBI (D).