Bulldogs sweep Tattnall and lose to Bacon

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Catcher Cole Graham chases down a pass ball
Graham turns the pass ball into a third out
Graham turns the pass ball into a third out

The Toombs County Bulldogs continued a busy week of summer ball- four five inning games and one seven inning contest in three days- by playing host to Bacon County in a regulation seven frame game. The Bulldogs led 2-0 going to the top of the fourth, but they ended up an 11-7 loser.

Brandon Helton deflects a comebacker while coach and umpire Nick Hayes makes an evasive move
Brandon Helton deflects a comebacker while coach and umpire Nick Hayes makes an evasive move

Brandon Helton pitched for the first time in 2016 and threw three scoreless frames to start off the game. Helton missed the entire regular season due to an injury. Down 11-4 going to the bottom of the seventh- Helton led off with a walk, George Lucke singled and Brock Harrison hit a double to right center to plate both. Kyle Knight followed with a RBI single to left.

The day before the Bulldogs swept a pair of five inning games at Tattnall County. Martin Stephens and Cole Graham combined to pitch a shutout in an 8-0 win. Stephens pitched the first four innings and Graham threw the fifth. Helton led off the game hitting a home run over the left field fence. Willie Campbell smacked a double to left center and he threw out a runner at second base from right field.

Toombs took the second game 13-7 with Helton, Lucke and D.R. Meadows all having multi-hit games.