TCMS JV Bullpups pull away in the fifth inning and take down ECI 5-4

The Toombs County Middle School junior varsity baseball team broke a 2-2 tie by scoring three runs in the fifth inning as the Bullpups defeated ECI 5-4 in Lyons.

Catcher Jake Lively led the Bullpups offensive attack by going 3-for-3 with a RBI. Gage Herndon went 2-for-3 with a RBI and Bryson Jones, Landon Gupton and Mason Braddy all went 1-for-3 with a RBI. Gavin Hall also was 1-for-3.

On the mound Lucas O’Conner pitched the first four innings and allowed three hits with seven strikeouts and four walks. Hall threw 2 1/3 innings allowing one hit with three straight strikeouts all in the sixth inning and two walks and Zeke Barnett came in and recorded the final two outs inducing a pair of grounders. Each pitcher stranded a runner at third base including Barnett with the game on the line.

Center fielder Mason Braddy races into left center and makes the best catch of his career
Gavin Hall watches Mason Braddy hit the ground
Mason Braddy tosses the ball in after his highlight catch
Lucas O’Conner watches his pitch drop into the strike zone
Gavin Hall allowed one hit in 2 1/3 innings
Zeke Barnett earned a Bullpup save
Coaches Travis Blewitt and Rob Hilton with the junior varsity Bullpups