Claxton lights up the wrong side of the Bulldogs’ new scoreboard

NIck Curtis is safe at first base
NIck Curtis is safe at first base

The Claxton Tigers scored eight runs in the second, three in the fourth and six in the fifth to tally 17 runs on the left side of the new left field scoreboard at Jacky Jones Field in a five-inning 17-5 win over the Toombs County Bulldogs in their 2016 regular season opener. Watch a slideshow

Logan McGowan drives in a pair of runs in the first inning
Logan McGowan drives in a pair of runs in the first inning

The first inning went fine for the Dawgs. Senior starting pitcher Nick Curtis stranded a runner at second in the top of the inning and senior Logan McGowan drove in a pair of runs with a single through the left side in the bottom of the frame to put the Bulldogs up 2-0.

The top of the second began with Caleb Hodges reaching on a strike three when the ball got away. Curtis fielded a bunt and threw to second four the first out and then eight straight batters reached on either a hit, a walk or an error as the Tigers built up an 8-2 advantage.

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D.R. Meadows stroked a single and a double

The Bulldogs rallied in the bottom of the third scoring three runs to cut the Tiger lead to 8-5. D.R. Meadows stroked a double to right and Kyle Knight and McGowan each reached on an error and then Curtis and freshman Brock Harrison each stroked a RBI single.

Shortstop D.R.Meadows (right) makes a catch in left field avoiding serious contact with Christian Conley
Shortstop D.R.Meadows (right) makes a catch in left field avoiding serious contact with Christian Conley

1 2 3 4 5 R H E
CLXT 0 8 0 3 6 17 12 4
TCHS 2 0 3 0 X 5 7 4
CLAXTON
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
CAMERON 4 1 1 0 2 1
HOLLINGWORTH 4 2 1 1 1 2
MAY 3 2 1 1 1 1
BEASLEY 3 3 1 0 1 1
HODGES 3 2 2 3 1 1
KICKLIGHTER 4 3 2 1 0 0
ESAPP 2 1 1 1 1 1
MORGAN 4 2 2 2 0 1
HODGES 2 2 1 1 2 1
Totals 29 17 12 10 9 9
Batting

2B: ESAPP, HODGES
TB: ESAPP 2, HODGES 3, MAY, BEASLEY, MORGAN 2, HODGES, HOLLINGWORTH, KICKLIGHTER 2, CAMERON
RBI: ESAPP, HODGES 3, MAY, MORGAN 2, HODGES, HOLLINGWORTH, KICKLIGHTER
ROE: BEASLEY, MORGAN
FC: KICKLIGHTER
HBP: ESAPP
SB: ESAPP, HODGES 2, MAY, BEASLEY 3, MORGAN, HODGES 3, HOLLINGWORTH2, KICKLIGHTER, CAMERON

Totals

Team QAB: 20 (51.28%)
ESAPP 2, HODGES 2, MAY 3, BEASLEY 2, MORGAN, HODGES 3, HOLLINGWORTH2, KICKLIGHTER, CAMERON 4

Team LOB: 6

Fielding

E: HODGES 2, BEASLEY 2

Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
D R MEADOWS 3 2 2 0 0 1
LANE ADAMS 2 1 0 0 1 2
KYLE KNIGHT 2 1 0 0 0 1
GEORGE LUKY 0 0 0 0 1 0
CHRISTIAN CONLEY 2 0 0 0 1 1
LOGAN MCGOWAN 3 1 2 3 0 1
NICK CURTIS 3 0 2 1 0 0
BROCK HARRISON 3 0 1 1 0 1
BRYCE DELOACH 1 0 0 0 0 1
MARTIN STEPHENS 1 0 0 0 0 0
DALTON MCBRIDE 2 0 0 0 0 0
TRISTIAN LYNN
Totals 22 5 7 5 3 8
Batting

2B: D R MEADOWS, LOGAN MCGOWAN
TB: D R MEADOWS 3, NICK CURTIS 2, LOGAN MCGOWAN 3, BROCK HARRISON
RBI: NICK CURTIS, LOGAN MCGOWAN 3, BROCK HARRISON
ROE: CHRISTIAN CONLEY, KYLE KNIGHT
SB: D R MEADOWS 2, LOGAN MCGOWAN
PIK: GEORGE LUKY

Totals

Team QAB: 16 (64.00%)
LANE ADAMS 2, D R MEADOWS 3, NICK CURTIS, LOGAN MCGOWAN 3, GEORGE LUKY, DALTON MCBRIDE, CHRISTIAN CONLEY 2, BRYCE DELOACH, BROCK HARRISON 2

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: D R MEADOWS, DALTON MCBRIDE, CHRISTIAN CONLEY 2

CLAXTON
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
CAMERON 3.1 73 .575 7 5 2 4 2 0
KICKLIGHTER 1.2 31 .581 0 0 0 4 1 0
Totals 5.0 104 .577 7 5 2 8 3 0
Pitching

Pitches-Strikes: KICKLIGHTER 31-18, CAMERON 73-42
Groundouts-Flyouts: KICKLIGHTER 0-1, CAMERON 2-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: KICKLIGHTER 3-7, CAMERON 10-18

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
NICK CURTIS 1.1 48 .604 4 7 6 2 2 0
D R MEADOWS 1.2 49 .510 3 5 4 4 3 0
LANE ADAMS 1.2 56 .536 5 6 6 2 4 0
LOGAN MCGOWAN 0.1 6 .500 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 5.0 159 .547 12 17 16 9 9 0
Pitching

HBP: D R MEADOWS
WP: NICK CURTIS 2
Pitches-Strikes: LANE ADAMS 56-30, D R MEADOWS 49-25, NICK CURTIS 48-29, LOGAN MCGOWAN 6-3
Groundouts-Flyouts: LANE ADAMS 1-1, D R MEADOWS 2-0, NICK CURTIS 1-1, LOGAN MCGOWAN 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: LANE ADAMS 4-13, D R MEADOWS 8-13, NICK CURTIS 7-12, LOGAN MCGOWAN 0-1