Joplin knocks off Branson for 3-0 start in COC

The Eagles top the Pirates 6-2 Thursday night.

JOPLIN, Mo. – (WATCH) Joplin knocks off Branson 6-2 Thursday night to start COC league play with a 3-0 record.

After the Pirates scored two in the top of the 1st inning, Joplin responded with 4 runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead – a lead they wouldn’t give back.

“We gave up two runs early and our guys didn’t panic,” says Joplin head coach Kyle Wolf, “We found a way to get some runners on. Any time you’re playing here that sun is tough this time of the year and this time of the day. We were able to get some guys on and take advantage of some things and find a way to put some runs up early. It takes a little of the edge off after they scored two first. I think any time you can answer, you’re going to feel a little better about it. To go get four was huge.”