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Wheeler Co. Sweeps Telfair Co.

Courtesy of Wheeler Co.

The Wheeler County High School Bulldogs baseball team took on the Trojans of Telfair County last week and swept them. That improves the Bulldogs record on the season to 15-5, and they are 11-1 in Region 1A D-II Area 4. They are just one game behind Wilcox County. In the process Coach Chris Carr picked up his 50th win as the coach of the Bulldogs.

Game 1

In the first game of the series the Bulldogs blanked Telfair. Wheeler took the win, 11-0.

Game 2

The Wheeler County Bulldogs built a five-run lead in the sixth inning and then held off Telfair County's charge for a 7-6 victory on Thursday. Telfair County scored four runs in the failed comeback.

The Dogs captured the lead in the second inning when Ian Scott's sac fly scored one run for Wheeler County.

The Bulldogs took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Layton Horne hit a solo homer, and Kyler Stinson singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Walker Bridges got the win for Wheeler County Bulldogs. Bridges allowed four hits and two runs over six innings, striking out five. Kolt Bell and Shane Selph entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Bridges and Stinson each managed multiple hits for the Bulldogs.

Game 3

The Bulldogs defeated Telfair County 12-4 on Friday thanks to a timely seven runs in a big sixth inning. Wheeler County’s offense in the inning was led by Kolt Bell, Layton Horne, Walker Bridges, Ian Scott, and Carson Ford, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Wheeler County pulled away for good with five runs in the fourth, inning. In the fourth Vega-Matos induced Scott to hit into a fielder's choice, but one run scored, Danyon Hayes reached on a dropped third strike, Drew Dixon was hit by a pitch, driving in a run, and Rhett Rodgers grounded out, scoring one run.

The Bulldogs put up seven runs in the sixth inning. Bell, Horne, Bridges, Scott, and Ford each had RBIs in the big inning.

Bell got the win for Wheeler County. The righty allowed zero hits and two runs over one and one-third innings, striking out three and walking one. Rodgers threw two and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Dixon started the game for Wheeler County. The righthander allowed zero hits and two runs over three innings, striking out three and walking zero.

Ford led the Dogs with two hits in two at bats.

This week the Bulldogs will be on a road trip into the Sunshine State. On Wednesday of this week they will play Seabreeze out of Daytona Beach at 6:00 p.m. On Friday they will play at 7:00 p.m. against Flagler of Palm Coast, and then on Saturday they will play at 11:00 a.m. against Mainland of Daytona Beach.

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