The Badgers were close to ending the game by 10-run rule in the bottom of the 5th but then had to weather a feverish comeback attempt to get the win.
Cody Salas got the win and improved to 3-1 on the year.
Salas also had a big game at the plate going 2-3 with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored.
Lawrence Carrasco also had a big game at the plate going 3-5 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored.
On Friday, the Badgers traveled to Poth to start the 2nd round of district play.
Pitching and defense started off a little rocky, giving up 5 runs in the 1st two innings, and the bats were never able to wake up.
Senior Lawrence Carrasco settled down on the mound and mowed through the Pirates in the 3rd-6th inning, but the damage had been done.
The Badgers had a chance in the 5th inning to push a couple runs across but the Pirate pitcher worked out of a no out with runners on 2nd and 3rd jam.
The Badgers will travel to George West on Tuesday and host Natalia on Thursday.