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TCHS Takes Series Over Pierce

TCHS Takes Series Over Pierce
Trayvone Harris took the mound for the second game of the series against the Bears of Pierce County.Photo by TCHS
TCHS Takes Series Over Pierce
Trayvone Harris took the mound for the second game of the series against the Bears of Pierce County.Photo by TCHS

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The Toombs County High School Bulldogs baseball team played a threegame series with the Bears of Pierce County last week. Toombs dropped the first game, but bounced back with wins in the next two games to take the series. Toombs is now 8-5 on the season and are 2-1 in Region 3AA.

Game 1

The Toombs County Bulldogs baseball team fought hard but ultimately fell to the Pierce County Bears by a score of 5-2 on Tuesday.

Pierce County struck first in the opening inning when Jonathan Stone doubled, driving in two runs to put the Bears on the board. The Bulldogs didn’t stay down for long. In the top of the third inning, Brantley Upshaw delivered a key double, plating runs to tie the game at 2-2.

However, Pierce County wouldn’t be denied. They regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning thanks to a sacrifice fly by Caden McGatha, scoring one run and giving the Bears a 3-2 advantage. They added two more runs late and not look back.

Brantley Upshaw was the offensive leader for the Bulldogs, going 2-for-3 at the plate.

Game 2 The Toombs County Bulldogs baseball team bounced back from their previous loss to Pierce County with a 7-4 victory on Wednesday, securing their first Region win of the season.

Pierce County got off to a quick start in the first inning, scoring one run on a wild pitch by Bulldogs’ starter, Trayvone Harris. However, the Bulldogs responded swiftly in the bottom half of the inning. A single by Tucker Braddy plated a run, giving the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead.

Pierce County tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the third inning, but the Bulldogs wouldn’t be denied. In the bottom of the third, they exploded for four runs to take control of the game. Braddy singled again to drive in a run, while a groundout by Ryder Sears and a key tworun single by Jesus Quintero extended continued from page

the lead to 6-2. Trayvone Harris was stellar on the mound for Toombs County, pitching six strong innings. He allowed only two unearned runs on one hit while striking out seven batters and walking five. TJ Stanley came on in relief and tossed a scoreless inning, striking out three and walking one.

The Bulldogs collected nine hits in the game, led by Braddy’s impressive 2-for-3 performance with three RBIs. Sears and Quintero also contributed with key RBIs.

Game 3

The Toombs County Bulldogs came away victorious in a nail-biting 4-3 win over the Pierce County Bears on Thursday. The game went down to the wire, with the Bulldogs capitalizing on a late-inning error to secure the dramatic win in nine innings.

Pierce County struck first in the bottom of the second inning, plating a run on two singles. Dylan Figueroa delivered the RBI single, giving the Bears an early lead. The Bulldogs didn't stay down for long. They tied the game in the top of the fifth inning thanks to a single by Jesus Quintero and a ground out by Tucker Braddy that brought a runner home. With the score tied at 3-3 in the top of the ninth inning, a crucial error by Pierce County allowed the winning run to score for the Bulldogs. This dramatic ninth-inning victory allowed the Bulldogs to pick up the series win.

Both teams relied heavily on their relief pitchers. Jackson Jenkins earned the win for Toombs County, throwing two scoreless innings with four strikeouts. Ryder Sears also pitched effectively in relief, allowing no runs on three hits over four innings. TJ Stanley got the start and went three innings giving up three runs.

Brantley Upshaw led the Bulldogs at the plate with three hits, while Quintero, Tyson Brantley, and Braddy each drove in a run. The team displayed patience at the plate, drawing six walks, with Trayvone Harris and Quintero leading the way with two walks each.

The Bulldogs will look to build on this momentum as they continue Region play with a series against Tattnall County this week. They played the first game of the series on Tuesday after presstime. They are scheduled to play at Tattnall on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and then back at home on Friday at 5:45 p.m., but rain is in the forecast for Friday.

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