Bulldogs Fall In First Round
The Toombs County High School Bulldogs softball team picked up two Region wins last week and with that secured the #3 seed heading into the State Playoffs. Toombs got wins over East Laurens and Bacon County to move up in the rankings.
TCHS vs. E. Laurens
The Bulldogs rolled over the Falcons of East Laurens on Tuesday of last week on the road. TCHS picked up the win by the run rule. In the top of the first inning Toombs jumped out with six runs to take the early lead.
Toombs added two runs in the second inning and then closed out the game with eight runs in the third inning to take a 16-0 lead. They kept the Falcons off the board in the bottom of the third to get the win by the run rule. Three TCHS players had 3 RBI's in the game with Emma Salter, Ziya Griffin, and Amya Bullard leading the way. Krista Cantwell got the win in the circle for Toombs.
TCHS vs. Bacon
This was the game to decide who was going to take the #3 seed in the playoffs, and it was Toombs that ran away with the win on the road in Alma. Toombs got the early lead in the top of the first inning with three runs, but Bacon answered in the bottom half of the frame with four to go up, 4-3. Toombs tied the game at 4-4 in the top of the second inning, and then took the lead in the fourth as they plated three more runs to lead 7-4. Bacon added a run in the bottom of the fourth, but it was their last of the game. Toombs scored four more times in the sixth and two more in the seventh on their way to an easy 14-5 win.
Riley Lumley led TCHS with 3 RBI's. Cantwell picked up the win in the circle.
TCHS vs. Monticello Game 1
This week TCHS took on Monticello (Jasper County) on Monday on the road in the first round of the GHSA State AA Playoffs. Toombs gave Monticello a good run in the first game and lost a heartbreaker with Hurricanes.
Toombs took the early lead in the top of the first inning with a run to lead 1-0. TCHS got good pitching from Cantwell who held them scoreless over the first four innings. Toombs added two runs in the top of the fourth inning to go ahead 3-0 on the Hurricanes, and extended their lead in the fifth to 4-0. But that is when things took a turn. Monticello scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to close the lead to 4-2, and in the sixth inning they jumped ahead with a big four run inning to lead 6-4 on the Bulldogs.
Toombs was held in the top of the seventh inning as Monticello took the win in Game 1, 6-4. Emma Salter led TCHS with 2 RBI's.
The second game was all Mon t i c e l l o. They scored one run in the top of the first inning and two more in the second to lead 3-0. Toombs managed two runs in the third inning to close it to 3-2, but that was all the Bulldogs could muster in the second game. Monticello added three runs in the fourth, one in the fifth, two more in the sixth, and five in the seventh on their way to a 14-2 win over Toombs. The loss ended the Bulldogs season in the first round of the State Playoffs. Toombs finished the season with a 12- 16 overall record.