With two more wins from clinching a trip to the 1A state tournament, the LaPoynor Flyers resumed their postseason on Tuesday night at Jacksonville High School for the regional finals against the Wells Pirates.
The Flyers took their first loss in the playoffs last night as the bats went silent and Jakari Hadnot tossed a no-hitter as the Pirates' offense continued to roll for the 12-2 victory in Game 1.
Wells opened with the 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Garrett Allen scored Kaleb Parnell and Logan Tucker with his two-run RBI single, Jackson Scoggins came home on a bases-loaded walk and Jacob Layton brought home Allen and Tanner Glover with his two-run RBI double.
After three scoreless innings from both sides, LaPoynor cut the lead to 5-2 as Caden Young scored on a passed ball and Jared Sanchez scored on an error by Hadnot in the top of the fifth inning.
However, the Pirates would hang seven more runs a half inning later and set sail to the 12-2 win in five innings, sinking the Flyers and placing them on the brink of elimination.
For LaPoynor, Young took the loss as he went 3.1 innings of relief with seven runs on ten hits plus three strikeouts and a walk. Dawson Fortner started one inning and gave up five runs on five hits with a strikeout and two walks.
Mason Grubbs pitched a third of an inning after Young.
Hadnot threw his no-hitter for Wells on five innings with two runs and ten strikeouts.
Young and Sanchez both had a stolen base, were hit by pitches and scored the only two Flyer runs.
Parnell, Scoggins and Layton led the Pirates as they each went 3-for-4 at the plate.
The Flyers drop to 15-7-1 and the series resumes on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with Game 2 as LaPoynor hopes to force a winner-take-all Game 3, which would be 30 minutes afterwards.