In their two non-region losses this week to Southeast Bulloch and Appling County the Toombs Count Bulldogs left 19 runners on base including in 16 scoring position as they lost a one and a two-run game. Most of those left on came in a painful 3-1 loss at home to Appling. The Dawgs stranded 13 including 11 in scoring position. They left the bases load twice and lost a runner at home plate in a 3-1 defeat. Toombs is 3-4 and Appling 5-4.
In the bottom of the first Lane Adams walked, George Lucke and D.R. Meadows each singled and Brock Harrison reached on an error as the Bulldogs loaded the bases and had Adams thrown out at home plate.
The Pirates scored their three runs in the second inning when they loaded up the bases on two walks and a hit batsman and then scored on a single by Trey Jones. The ball got by the right fielder allowing all three on base to touch home.
The Bulldogs scored their only run in the third inning. George Lucke singled and D,R, Meadows smacked a RBI double. Meadows was left at second.
Dalton McBride hit his second double of his junior season and Cole Graham walked as TCHS left both in scoring position. The same thing happened in the fourth when Meadows and Brock Harrison each singled.
The Dawgs best scoring opportunity came in the sixth when they loaded up the bases with one out. Noah Anderson walked, pinch hitter Galin Salem was hit by a pitch and Adams walked. However, a strikeout and a fly ball to center field ended the threat.
Finally in the seventh Meadows and Harrison each walked to led off the inning and neither moved to another base as the Bulldogs hit a fly ball to center and then struck out twice to end the game.
Meadows made his first pitching start of his senior season and he threw four innings and allowed only one earned run. Senior Brandon Helton pitched the final three innings, in his first ever varsity appearance on the mound, and he allowed only one hit and no earned runs. However, he did hit three Pirates.