James Ethredge and D.R. Meadows represented the Toombs County baseball program quite well nationally this past week. Ethredge, a former Dawg who will be a junior at Valdosta State, pitched a scoreless inning in the MINK League and Meadows, who will a Bulldog senior, batted .500 in the WWBA National Tournament held at LakePoint and other sites around Atlanta.
Ethredge faced four batters in the top of the fifth inning. He struck out the first two and walked the third on a 3-2 pitch. James ended the inning by inducing a liner to short. James entered the game with his North team leading 5-0 and they held on to a 9-2 victory.
The scoreless frame extended Ethredge’s streak which is now up to 10 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run. He pitched two scoreless innings in a regular season game on Tuesday. James is 2-0 for Chillicothe with a 1.08 ERA.
Watch and listen as James Ethredge pitches in the Mink League All Star Game
James Ethredge Regular Season Pitching Game Log
|Jul 5||Mustangs||L 2-4||–||2.0||0||0||1||0||0||4||8||.26400||0.172||0.172||1.08||1.080|
|Jun 27||Clar As||W 7-3||W||3.1||0||0||4||0||0||5||16||.28100||0.179||0.179||1.23||1.160|
|Jun 24||Bombers||L 1-11||–||1.0||0||0||1||0||2||2||6||.27100||0.146||0.146||1.59||1.150|
|Jun 21||Clar As||L 3-6||–||3.0||0||0||1||0||0||2||10||.23800||0.135||0.135||1.74||.970|
|Jun 15||Monarchs||W 13-7||–||1.0||1||1||2||0||0||2||5||.28100||0.148||0.148||2.46||1.230|
|Jun 9||@Generals||L 5-6||–||1.1||1||1||1||0||1||1||8||.25900||0.091||0.091||1.42||1.110|
|Jun 7||@Nationals||W 11-4||–||2.0||0||0||0||0||2||2||8||.26300||0.067||0.067||0.00||1.000|
|Jun 4||Clar As||W 2-1||W||2.0||0||0||0||0||2||2||8||.27300||0.111||0.111||0.00||1.000|
|Jun 2||Monarchs||L 2-6||–||1.0||0||0||1||0||0||0||3||.33300||0.333||0.333||0.00||1.000|
D.R. hits .500 in WWBA National Tourney
D.R. continued his very busy summer, playing for Game On, by leading his team with a .500 batting average in his second national tourney of the season. He also hit his first high school age home run. D.R. smashed a pitch over the fence and deep in to the woods on a field in Dunwoody.
Game On went 6-0-1 and won it’s pool and then lost to Knights Baseball 17U Platinum’s 3-0 in a five-inning game. D.R. had a second inning single which was one of two Game On hits off Alex Stobert is a stud pitcher from Pennsylvannia. In 2015, a state championship season for his Knoch High School team, he was 7-0 with a 1.81 ERA. This past season he posted some more amazing numbers- 6-0 with two saves allowing only 24 hits in 39⅓ innings while striking out 25. Opponents hit just .166 against him.
Meadows finished the tournament with a .500 batting average in six games. He went 9-for-18 with a homer, two doubles and six singles driving in seven runs and he scored six times. D.R. walked four times and struck out in three trips to the plate. His on base percentage was .609 and his slugging percentage .778
D.R. lead the team in batting average and RBI’s. In his last two national tournaments Meadows is 13-for-27 (.481).
D.R. Meadows WWBA Statistics from GameChanger
|vs Mac-N-Seitz Elite||Tournament||3||2||2||1||0||0||1||3||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||1.000||1.000||2.500||3.500|
|@ Diamond Skills Dodgers||Tournament||3||3||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.600||.667||1.400||2.067|
|@ Demarini Stars NC||Tournament||4||3||2||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.625||.700||1.125||1.825|
|vs Florida Hardballers 17U||Tournament||3||3||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.545||.615||.909||1.524|
|@ ASBA Futures West||Tournament||4||2||1||0||1||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||.538||.647||.923||1.570|
|vs Team Elite 17’s Prime||Tournament||4||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||.500||.619||.812||1.432|
|vs Knights Baseball 17U Platinum||Tournament||2||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.500||.609||.778||1.386|
|Tournament Totals (7 games)||23||18||9||6||2||0||1||7||6||1||2||0||0||4||3||.500||.609||.778||1.386|
|All Totals (7 games)||23||18||9||6||2||0||1||7||6||1||2||0||0||4||3||.500||.609||.778||1.386|