For the second straight week the Toombs County Bulldogs lost a Tuesday Region 2 game in nine innings. Last Tuesday they dropped a 5-3 home extra inning game to Jeff Davis and this Tuesday the nine inning thriller, in Metter, ended with the Tigers scoring the winning run on a deep hit to center field by second baseman Levi Blizzard. The 8-7 loss was the Bulldogs seventh straight region defeat.
In other region action- Benedictine run-ruled Vidalia 10-0, Jeff Davis spanked Bryan County 14-1 and Bacon County defeated Swainsboro 7-3.
Benedictine and Jeff Davis are tied for first at 9-0, Bacon County is third at 7-2, Metter fourth at 4-5, Vidalia fifth at 3-6 and Toombs County is sixth with a 2-7 record.
The Bulldogs never had a lead in the long, meandering game. Toombs rallied three times to tie the game. Metter scored four runs in the bottom of the first and TCHS leveled the game with a four-run top of the third. George Lucke singled in one run and Brandon Helton drove in two with a single.
Metter scored two runs in the bottom of the third and then the Bulldogs answered in the fifth and tied the game at 6-all on a Helton RBI grounder.
The Tigers took their third lead at 7-6, in the sixth, when Thomas Aldrich walked with the bases loaded. The Bulldogs tied the game at 7-7 with two down in the top of the seventh. Cole Graham smacked a 3-2 pitch to right center field scoring Lane Adams, who had reached on an error with one down.
Both teams left the bases loaded in the eighth and the Dawgs also left a runner at third in the top of the ninth.