16 K’s doom Bulldogs in Blacksheer

Friday nights in the southern part of Region 1 AAA have been tough on the Toombs County Bulldogs. On Friday March 18 the Dawgs struck out 15 times in a loss at Brantley County. Three Fridays later, in Blacksheer, the Bulldogs struck out 16 times in a 5-0 loss to Pierce County. Watch a Salaine Meadows slideshow

Toombs County is 3-5 in the subregion and leads 3-6 Tattnall County in the fight for fourth place. Brantley County beat Tattnall 9-3 and Appling Couny knocked off Dodge County 6-2.

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The Bulldogs loaded the bases in the first inning with (from the left) D.R. Meadows at third, George Lucke at second and Logan McGowan at first.

The Bulldogs had only two hits and six total base runners off three different Bear right-handed pitchers. Ironically, Toombs County had the best scoring opportunity of the game. D.R. Meadows lead off the first inning with his ninth double of the season. George Lucke dropped a bunt down on the third base side of the diamond and pitcher Derrin Cox threw to third base even though Meadows had already stopped his movement toward that bag. Logan McGowan reached on a bunt and the bases were loaded with nobody out.

Cox rebounded and worked the count to 1-and-2 on the next three Bulldogs and he struck all three out and then three more in the second inning. The other three Dawg base runners reached on two walks and one hit batsman.

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Stetson Bennett slides back into first base and the umpire ruled he beat the throw to Martin Stephens

The Bears scored a run in a first inning which included a disputed call. Stetson Bennett led of the frame with a walk and Logan Paul hit a soft liner to second baseman Lane Adams. Adams threw to first base for a double play, but the umpire ruled Bennett safe. With two outs and Bennett at third base, Ben Tuten hit a grounder to short and beat the throw to first base as Bennett was touching home.

Pierce scored a second run in the third inning. With one out Bennett was hit by a pitch and with two down Cody Williams hit a grounder up the middle, shortstop Bryce Deloach smothered the ball and then as he got up he dropped it. Bennett raced around third base and scored beating a throw to the plate.

(#12) Logan McGowan runs down a fly ball in right center
(#12) Logan McGowan runs down a fly ball in right center

The Bears scored three runs in the sixth. Tuten and Klay Allen hit back-to-back doubles, Walker Sinclair singled in a run and Jackson Knowlth drove in the game’s final run with a ground ball.

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D,R. Meadows pitched two hit ball for the first five innings

Meadows pitched 5 1/3 innings and only allowed two hits going to the sixth. He struck out nine batters including two in the first, second, third and fifth innings. Meadows yielded five total hits.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Toombs County 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Pierce County 1 0 1 0 0 3 X 5 6 0
Toombs Countym
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
DR Meadows 2 0 1 0 1 1
George Lucke 2 0 0 0 0 0
Logan McGowan 2 0 0 0 0 2
Nick Curtis 3 0 0 0 0 1
Jordan Usher 2 0 0 0 0 1
Lane Adams 2 0 0 0 1 2
Christian Conley 3 0 0 0 0 3
Martin Stephens 3 0 0 0 0 3
Cole Graham 3 0 0 0 0 3
Tristan Lynn
Bryce DeLoach
Brock Harrison
Totals 22 0 1 0 2 16
Batting

2B: DR Meadows
TB: DR Meadows 2
SAC: George Lucke, Logan McGowan
HBP: Jordan Usher
SB: DR Meadows

Totals

Team QAB: 9 (33.33%)
DR Meadows 2, George Lucke, Lane Adams 2, Logan McGowan 3, Cole Graham

Team LOB: 6

Fielding

E: Bryce DeLoach 2

Pierce County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Stetson Bennett 1 2 0 0 1 1
Logan Paul 3 0 0 0 0 2
Williams 3 0 1 0 0 2
Ben Tuten 3 1 3 1 0 0
Klay Allen 3 0 1 1 0 0
Bryce Bowen 0 1 0 0 0 0
Walker Sinclair 2 0 0 0 0 0
Kris Wishaw 1 1 0 0 0 0
Derrin Cox 2 0 1 0 0 1
Blake Bishop 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jackson Knowlton 3 0 0 1 0 1
Luke Revels 1 0 0 0 0 1
Nick Golub 2 0 0 0 0 0
Johnny Water
Totals 24 5 6 3 2 8
Batting

2B: Klay Allen, Ben Tuten
TB: Klay Allen 2, Williams, Derrin Cox, Ben Tuten 4
RBI: Klay Allen, Jackson Knowlton, Ben Tuten
ROE: Kris Wishaw
FC: Jackson Knowlton
HBP: Stetson Bennett
SB: Stetson Bennett 3, Kris Wishaw 2

Totals

Team QAB: 9 (33.33%)
Stetson Bennett, Klay Allen 2, Logan Paul 2, Jackson Knowlton, Derrin Cox, Ben Tuten, Blake Bishop

Team LOB: 3

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
DR Meadows 5.1 84 .643 6 5 2 8 2 0
Brock Harrison 0.2 4 .750 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6.0 88 .648 6 5 2 8 2 0
Pitching

HBP: DR Meadows
Pitches-Strikes: DR Meadows 84-54, Brock Harrison 4-3
Groundouts-Flyouts: DR Meadows 4-3, Brock Harrison 0-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: DR Meadows 17-25, Brock Harrison 2-2

Pierce County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Derrin Cox 3.0 56 .625 1 0 0 7 1 0
Klay Allen 3.1 44 .659 0 0 0 7 1 0
Cody Williams 0.2 7 .857 0 0 0 2 0 0
Totals 7.0 107 .654 1 0 0 16 2 0
Pitching

W: Williams
HBP: Klay Allen
Pitches-Strikes: Klay Allen 44-29, Williams 7-6, Derrin Cox 56-35
Groundouts-Flyouts: Klay Allen 2-1, Williams 0-0, Derrin Cox 1-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Klay Allen 9-12, Williams 2-2, Derrin Cox 5-13