Meadows pitching and clutch Bulldog hitting down the Warriors 11-4

Last year the Toombs County Bulldogs lost two close subregion games to Tattnall County and the starting and winning pitcher in Reidsville and Lyons was Peyton Knight. In the first meeting between the two teams in 2016 Knight was once again the Warriors starting pitcher, but this time the Bulldogs came out on top. D.R. Meadows smashed a single off the glove of shortstop Reed Purcell scoring three runs in the fourth and then the Dawgs scored seven more in the sixth in a 11-4 win. Watch a Salaine Meadows slideshow

The Bulldogs are 10-5 overall and 2-3 in the subregion. Tattnall is also 2-3 as both teams are battling for fourth place. The top four teams in both subregions play to determine the four teams which go to the GHSA State Tournament.

Brantley County defeated Dodge County 4-3 and Appling County at Pierce County was rained out and will be played on Monday.

Standings

Brantley County 4-1

Pierce County 3-1

Appling County 3-1

Toombs County 2-3

Tattnall County 2-3

Dodge County 0-5

Tuesday (March 29) Games- Toombs County at Dodge County 5:30 p.m. on Y-101 Radio and Mixlr. Tattnall County at Pierce County and Appling County at Brantley County.

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D.R. Meadows pitched his third compete game victory of the season

Meadows was also the starting and winning pitcher and he improved his record to 4-1 this season and 7-2 for his career. D.R. allowed six hits and one earned run and he struck out seven Warriors and walked four. Meadows allowed all but one of his hits in the first three innings and then he clamped down on the Warriors. He retired eight in a row from the fourth through the sixth.

Logan McGiowan singles on a two-strike, two-out pitch in the first inning
Logan McGiowan singles on a two-strike, two-out pitch in the first inning
D.R. Meadows, who touched home in the first, is greeted by Nick Curtis
D.R. Meadows, who touched home in the first, is greeted by Nick Curtis

Tattnall scored an unearned run in the first and the Bulldogs matched them in the bottom of the inning. Meadows walked and scored on a two-strike, two-out single by Logan McGowan. The Warriors regained the lead in the second. Blake Durrence doubled and scored on a Kaleb Todd single.

D.R. Meadows races to third after his big fourth inning hit
D.R. Meadows races to third after his big fourth inning hit
Lane Adams (#6)
Lane Adams (#6), Brock Harrison (next to Lane) and Jordan Usher (upper right)  all scored on the Meadows hit

In the fourth Nick Curtis walked to lead off the inning, Lane Adams singled with two outs and then Jalen Mobley was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Meadows. D.R. hit a 3-2 pitch off the glove of the shortstop and then the ball got by the center fielder scoring three runs while Meadows raced to third base.

Bryce De loach slides into home and hits the bat
Bryce Deloach slides into home and clips the bat
Deloach was shaken on the play, but he stayed in the game
Deloach was shaken on the play, but he scored and stayed in the game
Jordan Usher doubles in a pair of runs
Jordan Usher doubles in a pair of runs in the sixth inning

In the bottom of the sixth Jordan Usher reached on an error and then Brock Harrison and Adams each walked to load the bases. Kyle Knight was hit by a pitch which plated a run. Meadows made it 6-2 with a sacrifice fly and then Bryce Deloach singled in a run, With two outs Nick Curtis singled in a pair of runs and Usher came back to the plate and he doubled in two more to put Toombs up 11-2.

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Winning pitcher D.R. Meadows (#2) celebrates a big Bulldog victory with Noah Anderson (#16) and Nick Curtis

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
TATTNALL 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 2
TOOMBS COUNTY 1 0 0 3 0 7 X 11 8 3
Tattnall County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Jeremiah Barnett 3 1 1 0 1 0
Reed Purcell 3 1 0 0 1 0
Chris Grant 4 0 2 2 0 1
Mikey Anderson 4 0 1 1 0 1
Peyton Knight 3 0 0 0 0 3
Blake Durrence 1 1 1 0 2 0
Bennett Oliver 3 0 0 0 0 1
Kaleb Todd 3 0 1 0 0 0
Ahmad Edwards 2 0 0 0 0 1
Jonathan Hanson 1 1 0 0 0 0
Jacob Stanfield
Totals 27 4 6 3 4 7
Batting

2B: Jeremiah Barnett, Blake Durrence
TB: Jeremiah Barnett 2, Mikey Anderson, Blake Durrence 2, Kaleb Todd, Chris Grant 2
RBI: Mikey Anderson, Chris Grant 2
ROE: Reed Purcell 2, Jonathan Hanson
SB: Reed Purcell 2, Chris Grant, Jonathan Hanson
CS: Jeremiah Barnett, Cole Murray

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (38.71%)
Jeremiah Barnett 2, Reed Purcell, Mikey Anderson, Peyton Knight, Blake Durrence 3, Bennett Oliver, Kaleb Todd, Ahmad Edwards, Chris Grant

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Reed Purcell, Ahmad Edwards

Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
DR Meadows 2 1 1 4 1 1
Christian Conley 3 0 0 0 0 0
Bryce DeLoach 1 1 1 1 0 0
George Lucke 4 0 1 0 0 1
Logan McGowan 2 1 1 1 2 0
Nick Curtis 3 2 1 1 1 1
Jordan Usher 5 0 2 2 0 2
Noah Anderson 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brock Harrison 1 1 0 0 2 1
Lane Adams 2 2 1 0 1 1
Jalen Mobley 1 1 0 0 0 0
Kyle Knight 0 1 0 1 0 0
Cole Graham
Totals 24 11 8 10 7 7
Batting

2B: Jordan Usher
TB: DR Meadows, George Lucke, Lane Adams, Logan McGowan, Nick Curtis, Bryce DeLoach, Jordan Usher 3
RBI: DR Meadows 4, Kyle Knight, Logan McGowan, Nick Curtis, Bryce DeLoach, Jordan Usher 2
SAC: Brock Harrison
SF: DR Meadows
ROE: Jordan Usher
HBP: Kyle Knight, Jalen Mobley
SB: Bryce DeLoach, Brock Harrison, Noah Anderson, Jordan Usher
CS: Brock Harrison

Totals

Team QAB: 20 (57.14%)
DR Meadows 4, Lane Adams 2, Logan McGowan 4, Nick Curtis 2, Christian Conley, Bryce DeLoach, Brock Harrison 3, Jordan Usher 2, Jalen Mobley

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Lane Adams, Nick Curtis, Bryce DeLoach

Tattnall County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Peyton Knight 5.0 95 .568 5 5 3 6 3 0
Reed Purcell 0.0 16 .250 0 3 3 0 2 0
Kaleb Todd 1.0 22 .500 3 3 3 1 2 0
Totals 6.0 133 .519 8 11 5 7 7 0
Pitching

L: Peyton Knight
HBP: Reed Purcell, Peyton Knight
Pitches-Strikes: Reed Purcell 16-4, Peyton Knight 95-54, Kaleb Todd 22-11
Groundouts-Flyouts: Reed Purcell 0-0, Peyton Knight 4-5, Kaleb Todd 0-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Reed Purcell 0-3, Peyton Knight 13-25, Kaleb Todd4-7

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
DR Meadows 7.0 117 .598 6 4 1 7 4 0
Totals 7.0 117 .598 6 4 1 7 4 0
Pitching

W: DR Meadows
Pitches-Strikes: DR Meadows 117-70
Groundouts-Flyouts: DR Meadows 6-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: DR Meadows 19-31