Bulldogs go 1-1-1 with Indians in summer baseball

Cole Graham tracks down an Indian after throwing a wild pitch

The Toombs County Bulldogs and Vidalia Indians played three summer ball games in the month of June and each team won a game and another ended in a tie. On June 7 the two rivals played in Vidalia and the Bulldogs won the first five inning game 6-3 and the second one ended in a 5-5 tie. On June 23 the two played a seven inning game in Lyons and Vidalia won 12-5.

Mistakes and a lack of timely hitting plagued the Dawgs for the most of the game. The Dawgs had two runners thrown out at home plate and had two picked off at first base. Add in too many wild pitches, with runners at third, and too many errors and you get a seven-run loss.

Vidalia opened up a 5-0  lead. Alex Sutton doubled in an Indian run in the third and another scored on a wild pitch. Vidalia scored two runs on a TCHS error in the fourth and two more on wild pitches.

Toombs scored it’s first run in the bottom of the fourth on a RBI grounder by Christian Conley. Brandon Helton hit a double to deep left field and on that play a runner was thrown out at home plate.

Cole Graham reaches down and strokes a double to right center

Toombs cut the Vidalia lead to 6-4 with a three-run fifth. Martin Stephens stroked a run scoring single, Cole Graham smashed a RBI double to right center field and Bryce Harrison drove in a run with a single to center.

D.R. Meadows tries to glove a come-backer, he threw the batter out at first

Vidalia scored six runs in the top of the sixth and the Bulldogs manufactured their final run. With runners on first and third, D.R. Meadows got into a run down allowing Conley to score from third base and Meadows escaped by sliding back to first.

Brandon Helton works in relief for the Bulldogs
Brandon Helton works in relief for the Bulldogs
D.R. Meadows tracks his pitch
Brock Harrison
Brock Harrison throws a fast ball