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Bulldogs Win 1 of 3 Last Week

Bulldogs Win 1 of 3 Last Week
Brantley Upshaw slides in safely to third as the Bulldogs battle with Bryan County.Photo by Mike Branch
Bulldogs Win 1 of 3 Last Week
Brantley Upshaw slides in safely to third as the Bulldogs battle with Bryan County.Photo by Mike Branch

Courtesy of TCHS

The Toombs County High School baseball team played three games last week. They picked up a win on Tuesday over Bryan County, but then fell to Swainsboro and Coffee County on Wednesday and Friday. vs. Bryan

It was a heart-stopping finish for the Toombs County Bulldogs on Monday night, as they edged out the Bryan County Redskins by a score of 4-3. The game went down to the wire, with the tension thick in the air at Toombs County High School.

The Redskins got off to a quick start, plating a few runs in the top of the first inning thanks to a single by Sean Kelly Hills. The Bulldogs found themselves playing catch-up early, but they never gave up. They chipped away at the deficit, eventually tying the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the third inning on a single by Jackson Jenkins. Jenkins played a key role throughout the game, driving in two crucial runs.

With the score tied in the bottom of the sixth inning, the game took a dramatic turn. Jenkins, once again in the spotlight, was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, forcing a run home and giving the Dogs a 4-3 lead.

Ryder Sears deserves a shoutout for his stellar performance on the mound. He pitched four scoreless innings, striking out three batters and shutting down the Redskins’ offense when it mattered most. Tucker Braddy led the Bulldogs at the plate with two hits in four at bats.

The Bulldogs’ defense was flawless, not committing a single error throughout the game. They also hustled their way on the base paths, swiping five stolen bases to put pressure on the Redskins’ defense. vs. Swainsboro

The Toombs County Bulldogs baseball team faced a tough opponent on Tuesday, falling 9-0 to the Swainsboro Tigers. Despite their valiant efforts, the Bulldogs were unable to overcome an early deficit and some strong pitching from Swainsboro.

The Tigers wasted no time getting on the board, capitalizing on a two-run homer in the first inning by Lenox Lively. They added two more runs in the second and extended their lead further in the third, putting pressure on the Bulldogs’ defense.

Swainsboro’s Brandon Chapman delivered a masterful performance on the mound, pitching a completegame shutout. He allowed only three hits and struck out four batters, keeping the Bulldogs’ offense at bay. vs. Coffee

The Toombs County Bulldogs baseball team fell to the Coffee County Trojans in a dramatic 6-5 defeat on Friday. Despite out-hitting the Trojans and leading for most of the game, the Bulldogs couldn’t hold on in the final inning.

Trailing 5-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh, the Trojans staged a late comeback. Payton Bryant delivered the decisive blow with a two-run double, securing the win for Coffee. Even in defeat, the Bulldogs hit well with seven different players collecting hits. TJ Stanley led the way with two RBIs. Ryder Sears and MJ Burton also contributed key hits that helped the Bulldogs stay ahead for most of the game.

The Bulldogs drew first blood in the top of the first inning when Stanley drew a walk, bringing in a run. They added another run in the fourth inning thanks to a sacrifice bunt by Sears and a single by Burton. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs were unable to hold on to their lead. An error in the bottom of the seventh allowed the Trojans to score one run, setting the stage for Bryant’s game-winning double.

TJ Stanley delivered a solid performance on the mound. The right-handed pitcher pitched six innings, allowing three hits and three runs (one earned), striking out nine and walking five. He kept the Bulldogs in the game for most of the night, but the late rally by the Trojans proved too much to overcome.

This week the Bulldogs took on Swainsboro on Tuesday after presstime. They will be back in action on Wednesday at Dublin at 6:00 p.m.

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