Toombs County’s two baseball rivals have been playing non-region games the past two seasons. In 2017 the Toombs County Bulldogs and the Vidalia Indians will be together in the same region. So, this summer the games have a little more meaning. In their first summer meeting, at Vidalia, the Dawgs beat the Indians 6-3 in the first five-inning game and the second one ended in a 5-5 tie.
In game one TCHS opened up a 5-0 lead. Brock Harrison and Lane Adams each singled in a run in the first inning. D.R. Meadows singled in a run in the second and another scored on a wild pitch and Brandon Helton stroked his second hit of the game, an infield RBI single, to give the Dawgs their biggest lead of the day.
Vidalia scored three runs in the fourth to make it 6-3. Lane Adams pitched three scoreless innings and was the winning pitcher and Meadows finished it and earned the save. Meadows got the final two outs in the fourth and with the bases loaded in the fifth he induced a couple of grounders to end the game.
In the second game Meadows singled in a run to give the Dawgs a 1-0 lead in the first. In the second Vidalia scored on a bases loaded walk and a wild pitch.
In the top of the third George Lucke singled in a run and two other Bulldogs scored on wild pitches to put TCHS up 4-2. Martin Stephens walked and scored on a Vidalia error to give Toombs a 5-2 lead. Vidalia rallied and tied the game in the bottom of the fifth and the Indians almost pulled out a victory. The final out of the game was recorded by Willie Campbell in right field. The junior, who had long day with football workouts and wrestling practice, made a diving catch to keep the Indians from scoring a sixth run.
The pitching in the second game was handled by starter Brock Harrison, who threw a scoreless first inning, Dalton Lynn, who struck out four batters in two innings, and Meadows who threw the fifth frame.