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TCHS Takes 2 of 3 From Brantley

TCHS Takes 2 of 3 From Brantley
Toombs third baseman, Jackson Jenkins, comes up firing to get a Brantley runner out at first base during Region action last week.Photo by TCHS
TCHS Takes 2 of 3 From Brantley
Toombs third baseman, Jackson Jenkins, comes up firing to get a Brantley runner out at first base during Region action last week.Photo by TCHS

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The Toombs County High School Bulldog baseball team took two games of a three-game Region series against Brantley County last week. With the wins, the Bulldogs are now 14-8 on the year, and they are 8-4 in Region 3AA and sit in second place behind Appling County.

Game 1

The Toombs County Bulldogs wasted no time putting the game away on Tuesday, erupting for a 10-run first inning to dismantle the Brantley County Herons by a score of 18-4.

The Bulldog bats came alive early, lighting up Brantley County starter Carson Coger for 10 runs in the opening frame. Cameron Ledford doubled home two runs, Jesus Quintero, Tucker Braddy, and TJ Stanley each singled in a run, and Trayvone Harris drew a walk with the bases loaded to plate another. Two Brantley County errors also factored into the big inning, along with a sacrifice fly by Jackson Jenkins and a steal of home.

The Bulldog offense continued to click throughout the game, finishing with 14 hits. Jenkins paced the attack with a 3-for-4 performance that included three singles and four RBIs. Brantley Upshaw, Harris, and Braddy also chipped in with multiple hits apiece. The Bulldogs were also aggressive on the basepaths, swiping four stolen bases led by Ryder Sears with two. Defensively, Toombs County was error-free, with Tyson Brantley leading the team in chances fielded.

Harris played a key role in the game for Toombs County. On the mound, he earned the win by tossing five innings and allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits. He struck out four batters and walked four.

Game 2

The Toombs County Bulldogs edged out the Herons in a 1-0 pitcher’s duel on Thursday.

TJ Stanley was dominant on the mound for Toombs County, tossing a masterful six and two-thirds innings. He struck out a whopping 12 batters while surrendering only two hits and no runs. Stanley walked four batters but was able to navigate out of any jams to secure the victory.

The game’s lone run came in the bottom of the second inning when Kipp Mosley laced a double that plated Tucker Braddy after Braddy reached on a hit of his own. Mosley’s clutch hit proved to be all the offense Toombs continued from page

County needed on this day.

Ryder Sears came on in relief for Toombs County and closed out the game to preserve the shutout, retiring one batter on a flyout to center. Defensively, the DAWGS were solid and did enough to get the job done.

Game 3

Brantley Upshaw struck out 10 batters, but the Toombs County Bulldogs fell to the Herons 5-2 on Friday. Upshaw allowed three hits and four runs over five innings while walking four.

The Bulldogs got on the board in the third inning after an Upshaw home run squeezed past the right field foul pole, scoring two runs. Unfortunately, this was all the Bulldogs could muster at the plate that day.

The Herons captured the lead, 4-2, in the bottom of the fifth when Mason Thomas drew a walk, scoring one run, and Brody Yeomans homered to right field, scoring three runs.

Upshaw led Toombs County with two runs batted in. The lefthanded hitter went 1-for-2 on the day. Upshaw, Jackson Jenkins, and Tucker Braddy each collected hits for the Bulldogs.

This week, the DAWGS finish out Region play with a threegame series against Vidalia. They played the first game in Lyons on Tuesday of this week after presstime. They will play the second game on Thursday in Vidalia at 5:45 p.m., and wrap it up on Friday in Lyons at 5:45 p.m. This series is crucial for the Bulldogs as a win would solidify a spot in the GHSA State Playoffs.

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