Curtis pitches and powers Bulldogs to a revenge win over Islands

Nick Curtis gets the second out of the seventh with a called strike three
Nick Curtis gets the second out of the seventh with a called strike three

In 2015, in Lyons, Tyler Luke pitched eight innings of no-hit ball against Islands High School only to lose a one-hitter in nine 3-2. In the rematch, in the Coastal Empire, senior Nick Curtis pitched seven innings for the first time in his Bulldog career and led Toombs County to a 2-0 win over the Sharks. Curtis allowed only four hits in his shutout victory and he also contributed a RBI double in the sixth which drove in D.R. Meadows with the second run. Watch a Salaine Meadows slideshow

Nick Curtis pitches seven innings for the first time as a Dawg
Nick Curtis pitches seven innings for the first time as a Dawg
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D.R. Meadows reaches on an infield hit in the sixth and scores from second base on a Nick Curtis double

Meadows doubled in the first inning but he was left at second. The Bulldogs took a 1-0 in the second inning.  Logan McGowan reached on an error and scored on a wild pitch.

Logan McGowan reaches on a second inning error and scores on a wild pitch
Logan McGowan reaches on a second inning error and scores on a wild pitch

On defense TCHS made four errors, but they also made some fine defensive plays. The Bulldogs turned a 5-4-3 double play to end the first inning and a 4-3 double play to end the fourth with second baseman Lane Adams tagging a runner out on a grounder and then throwing to first base for the second out.

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Catcher Dalton McBride tags out Eston Albury

With two outs in the third inning and a runner on base McGowan misplayed a shallow fly in right field. However, he ended the frame by throwing the ball to cutoff man Kyle Knight who then fired the ball to catcher Dalton McBride who tagged out Eston Albury. McGowan also hustled into the gap in right, in the sixth, on a base hit and he threw to second base to retire the batter Nick Miller.

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Lane Adams (number 6) calls Nick Miller out on a D.R. Meadows tag at second base
D.R. Meadows strokes his second double of the season
D.R. Meadows strokes his second double of the season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Toombs County 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 4
Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0 4 3
Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
George Lucke 3 0 0 0 0 1
Lane Adams 3 0 1 0 0 1
DR Meadows 3 1 2 0 1 1
Nick Curtis 3 0 1 1 1 1
Tristan Lynn 1 0 0 0 0 1
Jordan Usher 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Knight 3 0 0 0 0 3
Logan McGowan 2 1 0 0 1 0
Brock Harrison 2 0 0 0 0 1
Martin Stephens 3 0 0 0 0 2
Dalton McBride 2 0 0 0 0 1
Christian Conley 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bryce DeLoach
Totals 26 2 4 1 3 12
Batting

2B: DR Meadows, Nick Curtis
TB: DR Meadows 3, Lane Adams, Nick Curtis 2
RBI: Nick Curtis
ROE: Logan McGowan, Brock Harrison
HBP: George Lucke, Lane Adams
CS: Lane Adams

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (38.71%)
DR Meadows 3, George Lucke, Tristan Lynn, Kyle Knight, Logan McGowan 2, Dalton McBride, Nick Curtis 2, Christian Conley

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: Kyle Knight, Logan McGowan, Bryce DeLoach 2
DP: Lane Adams, Bryce DeLoach

Islands
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Albury 3 0 0 0 0 1
Miller 2 0 1 0 1 0
Harrell 3 0 1 0 0 0
Crery 3 0 0 0 0 0
#1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Pearce 2 0 2 0 0 0
Newman 2 0 0 0 1 0
Merritt 2 0 0 0 1 0
Richards 2 0 0 0 0 1
Sikes 3 0 0 0 0 1
Bachman
Totals 23 0 4 0 3 4
Batting

TB: Miller, Harrell, Pearce 2
SAC: Pearce
ROE: Albury, Miller, Crery 2
FC: Merritt
GIDP: Harrell, Newman
CS: Merritt

Totals

Team QAB: 8 (29.63%)
Albury, Miller 2, Crery, Pearce, Newman, Merritt, Richards

Team LOB: 6

Fielding

E: Miller, Harrell 2

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Nick Curtis 7.0 104 .644 4 0 0 4 3 0
Totals 7.0 104 .644 4 0 0 4 3 0
Pitching

W: Nick Curtis
Pitches-Strikes: Nick Curtis 104-67
Groundouts-Flyouts: Nick Curtis 7-4
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Nick Curtis 19-27

Islands
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Richards 7.0 129 .589 4 2 1 12 3 0
Totals 7.0 129 .589 4 2 1 12 3 0
Pitching

L: Richards
HBP: Richards 2
Pitches-Strikes: Richards 129-76
Groundouts-Flyouts: Richards 3-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Richards 22-31