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.
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.
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.
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.