Bulldogs Split Games
The Bulldogs baseball team of Toombs County High School played two games last week and split those contests. Toombs lost on Thursday to the Pirates of Appling County High School and then picked up a win over the Warriors of Tattnall County on Friday.
TCHS vs. Appling
The Bulldogs got on the board first with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. Chandler Lynn got things going with a walk and was followed by Chase Musselman, also with a walk, to put runners at first and second. Bryson Stanley moved the runners up with a fielder's choice and then on a wild pitch Lynn came in to score the first run, with Musselman moving over to third. Wil Watts picked up an RBI single to put TCHS on top 2-0. Appling plated one run in the bottom of the first to close the lead to 2-1. After two more innings of scoreless ball, the Pirates picked up another run in the fourth to tie the game at 2-2. In the fifth inning the Pirates loaded the bases and took the lead on a base clearing triple that made the score 5-2. Appling added one more run in the sixth inning as they got the win over Toombs, 6-2.
TCHS vs. Tattnall
Toombs got on the board first with a run in the top of the first inning. With a runner on third base Jason Dukes hit a sacrifice fly to put TCHS on top 1-0. Logan Knight was on the mound for the Bulldogs and did a good job of keeping the Warriors off balance and keeping them off the board throughout the game.
Neither team scored over the next few innings, but in the top of the fifth inning Lynn smacked an RBI single that plated one more run, for a 2-0 lead. TCHS added two more in the sixth inning. Dukes opened up with a triple, and then Trayvon Harris walked to put two runners on base. Dawson Brantley then knocked both of them in on with a double to give the Bulldogs a 4-0 lead.
Toombs held in the bottom of the sixth and in the seventh inning with Knight going the distance for the shutout win. Knight had six strikeouts in the win.
The Bulldogs are now 3-2 on the year as they work their way through their nonregion schedule. This week Toombs was at Bleckley County on Tuesday after presstime and will be back in action on Friday at home against Washington County at 5:45 p.m., and then on Saturday they will host Appling County at 5:45 p.m.