D.R. comes off the DL and hits a HR to beat BC in 8 innings

Toombs County senior D.R. Meadows missed the Bulldogs first scrimmage and regular season game due to  basketball injury. In practice the shooting guard jumped up in the air and landed on a teammate’s foot. The injury was so severe his foot was placed in a cast. Meadows got out of the cast on Thursday, took some batting practice for a couple of days and in his second at bat, in the first game of a doubleheader at Brantley County, the Chipola Junior College signee did something he had never done in 163 varsity at bats. D.R. hit a homer- a two-run drive over the left field fence to break a 4-4 tie in the top of the eighth. His buddy Lane Adams retired the Herons three up, three down in the bottom of  the inning to give the Bulldogs a 6-4 extra inning victory.

D.R. Meadow’s home run swing on a 2-2 pitch
Left fielder Landon Middleton watches D.R. Meadow’s homer sail over the fence
Head coach Brian Fitzgerald greets D.R. at third base

The Herons, who overcame a 4-0 deficit in the first game, built up a 3-0 lead after two innings in game two and they held on to a 5-2 victory. Brantley senior Mikel Collins hit a solo home run, on a full count pitch, in the bottom of the first- his second career homer off TCHS pitching.

Brock Harrison held the Herons hitless for 4 1/3

In game one Toombs starting pitcher Brock Harrison pitched 4 1/3 innings of no-hit ball prior to Trace Martin’s single. Collins also stroked a RBI double in the fifth and the Dawgs made a change on the mound. Harrison also threw three no-hit innings with seven strikeouts in a B-Team game at Vidalia on Monday. Lane Adams took over on the mound and earned the victory by pitching 3 2/3 innings.

Lane Adams pitched in relief and picked up a win

Brantley tied the game in the bottom of the seventh with an unearned run scored with two down. Adams finished the game with a three-up, three-down eighth. Adams threw 5 1/3 innings in week one without yielding an earned run.

Dalton McBride stroked the first hit of the doubleheader
Dalton McBride also scored the first run
Lane Adams squeezes a soft liner at short
Second baseman Noah Anderson takes care of a pop up

Game 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Toombs County 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 5 1
Brantley County 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 4 4 5
Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
LANE ADAMS 5 0 0 0 0 2
DALTON MCBRIDE 5 2 1 0 0 2
GEORGE LUCKE 2 1 1 0 2 1
BRANDON HELTON 3 1 0 0 0 1
MARTIN STEPHENS 4 0 2 1 0 0
BROCK HARRISON 1 1 0 1 3 0
BRYCE HARRISON 1 0 0 0 0 0
DR MEADOWS 2 1 1 2 0 0
NOAH ANDERSON 2 0 0 0 0 1
DALTON LYNN 1 0 0 0 1 0
COLE GRAHAM 4 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 30 6 5 4 6 8
Batting

HR: DR MEADOWS
TB: MARTIN STEPHENS 1, DR MEADOWS 4, GEORGE LUCKY, DALTON MCBRIDE
RBI: MARTIN STEPHENS, DR MEADOWS 2, BROCK HARRISON
ROE: LANE ADAMS, BRANDON HELTON, BROCK HARRISON, DALTON MCBRIDE, COLE GRAHAM
FC: COLE GRAHAM
HBP: BRANDON HELTON, BRYCE HARRISON
GIDP: BRANDON HELTON, BRYCE HARRISON
SB: GEORGE LUCKE, BRANDON HELTON, DALTON MCBRIDE, COLE GRAHAM
CS: GEORGE LUCKE, DALTON LYNN

Totals

Team QAB: 16 (42.11%)
MARTIN STEPHENS 2, DR MEADOWS, GEORGE LUCKY 3, BRANDON HELTON 2, BROCK HARRISON 3, NOAH ANDERSON, DALTON MCBRIDE 2, DALTON LYNN 2

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: DALTON LYNN

BRANTLEY COUNTY
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
MIKEL COLLINS 2 2 2 1 2 0
CAMERON MOORE 2 0 1 0 2 0
JAKE THRIFT 4 0 0 2 0 0
GARRETT JEWITT 4 0 1 0 0 0
JARED BARTLETT 3 0 0 0 0 1
LANDAN MIDDLETON 3 0 0 0 1 1
PARKER WHITE 1 0 0 0 0 0
KOREY CLARKE 3 0 0 0 0 1
CAM HAYNES 3 1 0 0 1 2
TRACE MARTIN 3 1 1 0 0 1
Totals 28 4 5 3 6 6
Batting

2B: MIKEL COLLINS
TB: CAMERON MOORE, MIKE COLLINS 3, TRACE MARTIN, GARRETT JEWITT
RBI: MIKE COLLINS, JAKE THRIFT 2
ROE: GARRETT JEWITT
FC: LANDAN MIDDLETON, KOREY CLARKE
HBP: JARED BARTLETT
SB: CAMERON MOORE, MIKE COLLINS 2, LANDAN MIDDLETON
CS: LANDAN MIDDLETON

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Fielding

E: JARED BARTLETT, KOREY CLARKE 2, JAKE THRIFT 2
DP: CAMERON MOORE, JAKE THRIFT

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
BROCK HARRISON 4.1 83 .518 2 3 3 3 5 0
LANE ADAMS 3.2 57 .614 2 1 0 3 1 0
Totals 8.0 140 .557 4 4 3 6 6 0
Pitching

HBP: LANE ADAMS
Pitches-Strikes: LANE ADAMS 57-35, BROCK HARRISON 83-43
Groundouts-Flyouts: LANE ADAMS 1-4, BROCK HARRISON 2-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: LANE ADAMS 9-16, BROCK HARRISON 10-19

BRANTLEY COUNTY
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
NATE BOLES 3.0 56 .464 3 4 3 3 3 0
JARED BARTLETT 5.0 83 .639 2 2 2 5 3 1
Totals 8.0 139 .568 5 6 5 8 6 1
Pitching

HBP: NATE BOLES 2
WP: JARED BARTLETT, NATE BOLES 2
Pitches-Strikes: JARED BARTLETT 83-53, NATE BOLES 56-26
Groundouts-Flyouts: JARED BARTLETT 4-4, NATE BOLES 1-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: JARED BARTLETT 12-21, NATE BOLES 8-17

Game 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Toombs County 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 0
Brantley County 1 2 0 0 1 1 X 5 6 3
Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
LANE ADAMS 3 0 0 0 1 1
MARTIN STEPHENS 4 0 1 0 0 0
GEORGE LUCKE 2 0 0 0 2 0
DR MEADOWS 4 0 1 0 0 0
KILE KNIGHT 2 0 0 0 0 0
GALEM SALEM 2 0 0 0 0 0
COLE GRAHAM 3 0 1 1 1 0
BROCK HARRISON 2 1 0 0 1 1
DALTON MCBRIDE 2 1 1 0 1 1
BRYCE HARRISON 3 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 27 2 4 1 6 4
Batting

2B: DALTON MCBRIDE
TB: MARTIN STEPHENS, DR MEADOWS, DALTON MCBRIDE 2, COLE GRAHAM
RBI: COLE GRAHAM
ROE: COLE GRAHAM 2, GALEM SALEM
FC: DR MEADOWS, BRYCE HARRISON
SB: COLE GRAHAM
CS: BRYCE HARRISON
PIK: COLE GRAHAM

Totals

Team LOB: 10

BRANTLEY COUNTY
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
MIKEL COLLINS 3 1 2 2 0 1
CAMERON MOORE 2 0 1 2 1 0
JAKE THRIFT 4 0 0 0 0 1
GARRETT JEWITT 3 0 1 0 0 0
JARED BARTLETT 1 1 0 0 2 0
LANDAN MIDDLETON 2 0 0 0 1 0
TRACE MARTIN 2 1 1 0 1 0
PARKER WHITE 2 1 0 0 1 0
JESSEE TRENT 2 1 1 0 1 0
CAM HAYNES 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 21 5 6 4 7 2
Batting

2B: MIKEL COLLINS, GARRETT JEWITT
HR: MIKEL COLLINS
TB: CAMERON MOORE, MIKE COLLINS 6, JESSEE TRENT, TRACE MARTIN, GARRETT JEWITT 2
RBI: CAMERON MOORE 2, MIKE COLLINS 2
SAC: MIKEL COLLINS
SF: CAMERON MOORE
CS: TRACE MARTIN

Totals

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

E: CAMERON MOORE 2, TRACE MARTIN

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
KYLE KNIGHT 3.0 51 .588 6 3 3 1 2 1
GEORGE LUCKE 2.0 40 .325 0 2 2 1 5 0
TREY CLOUD 1.0 8 .625 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6.0 99 .485 6 5 5 2 7 1
Pitching

WP: GEORGE LUCKY
Pitches-Strikes: GEORGE LUCKY 40-13, KILE KNIGHT 51-30, TREY CLOUD 8-5
Groundouts-Flyouts: GEORGE LUCKY 2-2, KILE KNIGHT 3-5, TREY CLOUD 2-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: GEORGE LUCKY 4-10, KILE KNIGHT 11-17, TREY CLOUD 3-3

BRANTLEY COUNTY
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
MIKEL COLLINS 4.0 89 .517 2 1 1 3 6 0
ZACH HORNE 3.0 40 .650 2 1 0 1 0 0
Totals 7.0 129 .558 4 2 1 4 6 0
Pitching

Pitches-Strikes: MIKE COLLINS 89-46, ZACH HORNE 40-26
Groundouts-Flyouts: MIKE COLLINS 4-3, ZACH HORNE 3-4
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: MIKE COLLINS 9-20, ZACH HORNE 9-13