Seniors Curtis and McGowan lead Bulldogs to a big 3-2 win over Brantley County

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Senior Nick Curtis pitched seven innings of seven-hit ball with eight strikeouts and no walks

Toombs County senior pitcher Nick Curtis shutout the Brantley County Herons from the third through the seventh innings to lead the Bulldogs to a 3-2 home win improving the Bulldogs subregion record to 3-4 with three games to play in Region 1 AAA.

Curtis gave up four singles and two earned runs in the second inning and then shut the door on the Herons by retiring eight in a row and until Garrett Jewett stroked a single in the fifth inning. In the sixth Mikel Collins hit a double and Curtis left him on third base by recording his sixth strikeout.

Curtis improved his record to 3-4 by pitching his fifth complete game. He allowed seven hits and struck out eight Herons. For the second straight game Curtis did not walk a batter. In his last 23 2/3 innings Curtis has walked only one batter- a third inning walk against Pierce County. Nick has pitched 18 1/3 consecutive innings without issuing a walk.

On defense the Bulldogs did not make an error as they caught seven balls hit in the air and handled five ground balls.

The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Lane Adams reached on ball hit to second base and George Lucke was hit by a pitch. Logan McGowan started his 3-for-3 game with a two run double. Hunter Smith tied the game in the top of the second with a two-out, two run single.

D.R. Meadows opened up the bottom of the third inning by reaching on an infield hit and he took second base on a bad throw. Adams bunted him to third and reached on the play. Lucke drove in Meadows with a sacrifice fly. In that inning the Bulldogs had a runner thrown out at home plate and they lost a runner between second and third in a run down.

Seeking insurance in the bottom of the sixth, Toombs loaded the bases with nobody out and then didn’t score a single run. Two pitches were hit to center, but they neither was sent deep enough to drive in a run.

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Logan McGowan, who doubled in two first inning runs, races to second base
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Jordan Usher makes a tough catch deep in left field in the second inning
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Martin Stephens catches a low throw for a Bulldog out at first base
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D.R. Meadows, who reached on an infield hit, slides into second in the third inning
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George Lucke drives in Meadows with the game-winning run in the third inning with a sacrifice fly
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Right fielder Logan McGowan avoids second baseman Lane Adams and makes a challenging catch in the fifth inning
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George Lucke runs down a deep drive to right center and shows everybody he has the ball

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D.R.Meadows applies the tag on Hunter Smith, turning catcher Cole Graham’s throw into the second out of the seventh inning
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Nick Curtis ends his compete game with his eighth strikeout
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Logan McGowan (number 12) and Nick Curtis (number 4) lead the Bulldogs to their third subregion victory

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Brantley County 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 3
Toombs County 2 0 1 0 0 0 X 3 6 0
BRANTLEY
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
KOLE CLARK 3 0 0 0 0 1
KADE ROWELL 3 0 0 0 0 1
JAMES MORGAN 3 0 0 0 0 1
JAKE THRIT 3 1 1 0 0 0
MIKEL COLLINS 3 1 2 0 0 0
JARED BARTLETT 3 0 0 0 0 1
CARMERON MOORE 3 0 0 0 0 2
HUNTER SMITH 3 0 2 2 0 1
JAMES MORGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0
GARRETT JEWETT 3 0 2 0 0 1
Totals 27 2 7 2 0 8
Batting

TB: GARRETT JEWETT 2, MIKEL COLLINS 2, HUNTER SMITH 2, JAKE THRIT
RBI: HUNTER SMITH 2
SB: MIKEL COLLINS
CS: JAMES MORGAN

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (44.44%)
CARMERON MOORE, GARRETT JEWETT 3, MIKEL COLLINS 2, KOLE CLARK, HUNTER SMITH 2, JAKE THRIT, #25 2

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: JAKE THRIT 2, #25

Toombs Count
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
D R MEADOWS 3 1 1 0 0 1
LANE ADAMS 2 1 1 0 0 0
GEORGE LUCKE 1 1 1 1 0 0
LOGAN MCGOWAN 3 0 3 2 0 0
NICK CURTIS 2 0 0 0 0 0
TRISTIAN LYNN 0 0 0 0 0 0
JORDAN USHER 2 0 0 0 0 1
BROCK HARRISON 1 0 0 0 0 0
CHRISTIAN CONLEY 2 0 0 0 1 0
MARTIN STEPHENS 3 0 0 0 0 0
BRYCE DELOACH 2 0 0 0 0 0
COLE GRAHAM
JALEN MOBLEY
Totals 21 3 6 3 1 2
Batting

2B: LOGAN MCGOWAN 2
TB: D R MEADOWS, LOGAN MCGOWAN 5, GEORGE LUCKE
RBI: LOGAN MCGOWAN 2, GEORGE LUCKE
SAC: LANE ADAMS, NICK CURTIS
SF: GEORGE LUKY
ROE: LANE ADAMS
HBP: GEORGE LUCKE
SB: LANE ADAMS 2, GEORGE LUCKE
PIK: LOGAN MCGOWAN

Totals

Team QAB: 9 (34.62%)
LANE ADAMS, NICK CURTIS, LOGAN MCGOWAN 3, GEORGE LUKY, CHRISTIAN CONLEY, BRYCE DELOACH, JORDAN USHER

Team LOB: 5

BRANTLEY
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
JARED BARTLETT 6.0 88 .670 6 3 2 2 1 0
Totals 6.0 88 .670 6 3 2 2 1 0
Pitching

HBP: JARED BARTLETT
Pitches-Strikes: JARED BARTLETT 88-59
Groundouts-Flyouts: JARED BARTLETT 9-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: JARED BARTLETT 16-26

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
NICK CURTIS 7.0 95 .726 7 2 2 8 0 0
Totals 7.0 95 .726 7 2 2 8 0 0
Pitching

Pitches-Strikes: NICK CURTIS 95-69
Groundouts-Flyouts: NICK CURTIS 5-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: NICK CURTIS 20-27