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Toombs Sweeps Tattnall

Toombs Sweeps Tattnall
Brantley Upshaw hits a ball to deep left-center as the Bulldogs battle Tattnall County.Photo by Mike Branch
Toombs Sweeps Tattnall
Brantley Upshaw hits a ball to deep left-center as the Bulldogs battle Tattnall County.Photo by Mike Branch

Courtesy of TCHS

The Toombs County High School Bulldogs baseball team took on Tattnall County's Warriors last week for a threegame Region series. Toombs swept Tattnall to get off to a good start in Region play.

Game 1

On Tuesday afternoon, the Toombs County Bulldogs defeated Tattnall County 9-3 in the first of a three game Region series.

Tattnall got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the second inning, but Toombs took the lead with two in the top of the third. Tattnall tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the frame, but Toombs answered with a run in the top of the fourth inning to hold a 3-2 lead. Tattnall plated one in the fifth to knot the game at 3-3.

The game was tied at 3-3 with Toombs County batting in the top of the sixth when an error scored two runs for the Dawgs, pushing the lead to 5-3. The Bulldogs added another four runs in the seventh inning to secure the win. The big inning led off with a pinch hit single by Cameron Ledford. Ryder Sears followed with a single and Brantley Upshaw also reached base on a Tattnall County error.

Upshaw led the Bulldogs to victory at the plate by driving in four runs. He went 3-for-5 at the plate and hit a home run in the third inning.

Lucas O’Conner led the Bulldogs on the mound. The righty surrendered only three runs on seven hits over seven innings, striking out ten and walking zero.

The Dawgs collected ten hits on the day. Upshaw, Sears, and Jesus Quintero each had multiple hits for the Bulldogs.

Game 2

Trayvone Harris shut down Tattnall County on the mound throwing a complete game shutout, and added a two run blast in the first inning, leading the Bulldogs to a 10-0 victory on Wednesday.

Toombs County led 2-0 after the first inning home run by Harris, and then secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was driven by singles by Dawson continued from page

Brantley and Kipp Mosley, a walk by Will Watts, and a double by Jesus Quintero. The Bulldogs collected eight hits on the day as Brantley and Mosley all had multiple hits for the Dawgs.

On the mound, Harris surrendered zero runs on four hits over six innings. The right-hander struck out ten.

Game 3

The Toombs County Bulldogs made their way over to Tattnall County on Thursday afternoon for game three of their first region series. The Bulldogs had previously beaten the Warriors 9-3 and 10-0 earlier in the week, and were looking to sweep game three to move to 3-0 in region play. The Bulldogs did just that, beating Tattnall County 15-4 thanks to a timely ten run second inning.

Tattnall County opened up the scoring in the first inning, which put the Dawgs behind early.

It did not take long to turn that around, however, and in the second inning, Kipp Mosley, Tyson Brantley, Trayvone Harris, Will Watts, Jesus Quintero, and Mosley powered a big 10 run inning with RBIs. Mosley doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, Brantley’s sacrifice fly scored one run, Harris singled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs, Watts was struck by a pitch, driving in a run, Quintero drew a walk, scoring one run, Mosley drew a walk, scoring one run, Jackson Jenkins drew a walk, scoring one run, and Ryder Sears drew a walk, scoring one run. These 10 runs were all the Dawgs needed to secure the win.

Gavin Hall earned the win for Toombs County. The pitcher lasted three innings, allowing four hits and four runs. Freshmen Tucker Braddy threw two strong innings in relief out of the bullpen to shut down the Warriors.

Toombs County scattered eight hits in the game. Mosley, Quintero, and Harris all collected multiple hits for the Bulldogs.

Toombs is now 8-7 on the year and are 3-0 in Region play. The Bulldogs face off with the Pirates of Appling County this week in a three-game Region series. The first game was on Tuesday after presstime. They will host the Pirates on Thursday evening at 5:45 p.m. and then travel to Baxley on Friday at 6:00 p.m.

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