Normally scrimmage baseball games are painful to watch when it comes to the pitching. The seven inning games take forever to play because the pitchers can’t find the plate on a consistent basis. The Toombs County Bulldogs and the Liberty County Panthers did play for more than three hours on a cold, windy day and night in Hinesville. However, it wasn’t because the TCHS pitchers weren’t hitting their spots. They were at an amazing clip. Six different Bulldog pitchers threw 29 first pitch strikes against the 38 different batters they faced. The staff yielded nine hits and struck out 12 batters with only five walks in a 16-7 win.
The Bulldogs had three big offensive innings. They scored five in the second and the big swing was by Galem Salem. The senior playing his first varsity game smashed a double to deep center field on a two strike pitch in his first ever Bulldog at bat driving in a pair of runs.
In the fifth inning George Lucke pulled a double down the left field line with the bases loaded and everybody scored including George. In the seventh TCHS scored five times and Cole Graham hit a ball to deep left center.