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TCHS Bulldogs Win 2 of 3

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The Toombs County High School baseball team took on Swainsboro, Claxton, and Athens Academy last week, picking up two wins, and losing one in extra innings. vs. Swainsboro

On Monday afternoon, the Toombs County Bulldog Baseball team travelled to Swainsboro for the second game of a home and home series against the Tigers. Both teams were strong on the hill Monday, but Swainsboro was a little bit stronger at the plate in a 1-0 victory over the Bulldogs.

Lucas O’Conner started the game on the mound for Toombs County and recorded 21 outs. The right-hander allowed only five hits and zero runs over seven innings, striking out nine. He didn’t give up a single walk during the game, which was a huge positive for the Bulldog starter, who pitched a tremendous game.

Gavin Hall ended up taking the loss for Toombs County when he came in and walked 3 and gave up one hit in the bottom of the 8th.

Kipp Mosley led the Bulldogs with two hits in four at bats. Unfortunately, the Dawgs couldn’t get much going at the plate during the game. vs. Claxton

The Toombs County Bulldogs had everything working on Wednesday, winning big over the Claxton Tigers 16-2 The Dawgs opened up scoring in the first inning, when Trayvone Harris tripled on a 2-1 count, scoring a run. They finished the first inning with 6 total runs.

The Bulldogs also put up seven runs in the fifth inning. The big inning was driven by doubles from Brantley Upshaw, Will Watts, and Kipp Mosley. Jackson Jenkins added a single in the inning.

Harris, who had a solid night at the plate, also got the win for Toombs County. The righty surrendered only two runs on three hits over five innings He struck out six and walked one.

Toombs County racked up 13 hits in the game. Harris, Mosley, Ryder Sears, and Jesus Quintero each collected multiple hits for the Dawgs. Harris led the Bulldogs with three hits in three at bats. vs. Athens

On Saturday, the Toombs County Bulldogs were hitting on all cylinders, winning big over Athens Academy in a game that was played at a neutral site in Savannah, GA, at Savannah Country Day.

Brantley Upshaw had a huge day at the plate. Upshaw tallied four hits leading Toombs County to the 14-4 win. Upshaw singled in the first, singled in the second, doubled in the fourth, and added a homer in the fifth.

The Bulldogs got things rolling in the first inning when Jesus Quintero doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring a run. The Dawgs pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the inning Trayvone Harris grounded out, scoring one run, Upshaw doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run, and Will Watts singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

The Bulldogs added another five runs in the fifth. The offense in the inning came from doubles by Tyson Brantley and Harris and the home run by Upshaw.

Toombs County earned the victory despite allowing Athens Academy to score three runs in the third inning. Gavin Hall took the win for the Bulldogs. The righty went three innings, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out five. Tucker Braddy and Lucas O’Conner entered the game out of the bullpen, threw strikes, and helped to close out the game in relief.

Toombs County totaled 17 hits in the game. Upshaw, T. Brantley, Quintero, and Watts all managed multiple hits for the Bulldogs. Upshaw led the team with four hits in five at bats.

Toombs gets back to 5-7 on the season. They begin Region play this week with a three-game series against Tattnall County's Warriors. They played the first game on Tuesday after presstime. Game 2 will be on Thursday at 5:45 p.m. in Lyons, and then on Friday the Bulldogs will be on the road with the first pitch at 5:30 p.m.

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