Bulldogs lose another 9 inning Tuesday Region 2 game

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.

D.R. Meadows is called out on a close play at second in the 1st inning
Brock Harrison races to second base to lead off the 4-run 3rd
D.R. Meadows singles in the 3rd inning
Dalton McBride scores the first TCHS run
Brandon Helton singles to right and drives in two 3rd inning runs
George Lucke (right) and Lane Adams score on Brandon Helton’s hit
Noah Anderson scoops up Hunter Young’s double to open up the bottom of the 3rd
George Lucke scores from first base in the fifth inning
D.R. Meadows tags out Levi Blizzard on Cole Graham’s throw
Cole Graham doubles in the tying run in the 7th
Cole Graham enjoys his big double
Wil Funderburk (#7) scores the game-winning run in the 9th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toombs County 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 7 13 2
Metter 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 8 3
Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
DR MEADOWS 5 0 1 1 0 2
DALTON MCBRIDE 4 1 1 1 1 1
LANE ADAMS 5 2 1 0 0 3
GEORGE LUCKE 5 2 3 1 0 0
COLE GRAHAM 5 1 3 1 0 2
BRANDON HELTON 4 0 1 3 0 0
MARTIN STEPHENS 4 0 1 0 0 0
DALTON LYNN 1 0 0 0 0 0
BRYCE DELOACH 3 0 0 0 1 1
KILE KNIGHT 1 0 0 0 0 1
BROCK HARRISON 4 2 2 0 0 1
Totals 41 7 13 7 2 11
Batting

2B: BROCK HARRISON, COLE GRAHAM
TB: MARTIN STEPHENS, DR MEADOWS, GEORGE LUCKE 3, LANE ADAMS, BRANDON HELTON, BROCK HARRISON 3, DALTON MCBRIDE, COLE GRAHAM 4
RBI: DR MEADOWS, GEORGE LUCKE, BRANDON HELTON 3, DALTON MCBRIDE, COLE GRAHAM
SAC: BROCK HARRISON
ROE: DR MEADOWS, LANE ADAMS
FC: DALTON MCBRIDE
HBP: BRANDON HELTON
CS: DR MEADOWS

Totals

Team LOB: 10

Fielding

E: DALTON MCBRIDE, BRYCE DELOACH
DP: BRYCE DELOACH

Metter
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
BRENNAN CROOMS 2 1 1 0 3 0
THOMAS ALDRICH 4 0 1 1 1 0
RYLAN RIGDON 5 1 1 1 0 0
HUNTER YOUNG 5 2 2 0 0 0
WIL FUNDERBURKE 4 2 2 2 1 0
LEVI BLIZZARD 4 1 1 1 1 0
DANTON CROOMS 1 0 0 0 0 0
HESTON MOSLEY 2 0 0 0 0 0
WESLEY MARTIN 2 1 0 0 2 1
Totals 32 8 8 5 9 2
Batting

2B: HUNTER YOUNG, LEVI BLIZZARD, RYLAN RIGDON, WIL FUNDERBURKE
TB: BRENNAN CROOMS, HUNTER YOUNG 3, LEVI BLIZZARD 2, RYLAN RIGDON 2, WIL FUNDERBURKE 3, THOMAS ALDRICH
RBI: LEVI BLIZZARD, RYLAN RIGDON, WIL FUNDERBURKE 2, THOMAS ALDRICH
ROE: TUCKER WELLS, HESTON MOSLEY
FC: LEVI BLIZZARD, WESLEY MARTIN, THOMAS ALDRICH
HBP: DANTON CROOMS
GIDP: RYLAN RIGDON
SB: HUNTER YOUNG, LEVI BLIZZARD
CS: LEVI BLIZZARD
PIK: THOMAS ALDRICH

Totals

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: BRENNAN CROOMS, LEVI BLIZZARD, TUCKER WELLS

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
LANE ADAMS 5.0 97 .505 5 5 3 1 7 0
BRANDON HELTON 1.0 19 .421 1 2 1 0 1 0
MARTIN STEPHENS 2.0 34 .441 0 0 0 1 1 0
DR MEADOWS 0.1 6 .667 2 1 1 0 0 0
Totals 8.1 156 .487 8 8 5 2 9 0
Pitching

HBP: LANE ADAMS
WP: BRANDON HELTON
Pitches-Strikes: MARTIN STEPHENS 34-15, DR MEADOWS 6-4, LANE ADAMS 97-49, BRANDON HELTON 19-8
Groundouts-Flyouts: MARTIN STEPHENS 1-3, DR MEADOWS 0-1, LANE ADAMS 5-6, BRANDON HELTON 1-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: MARTIN STEPHENS 0-7, DR MEADOWS 2-3, LANE ADAMS 14-28, BRANDON HELTON 2-4

Metter
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
BRENNAN CROOMS 5.0 88 .750 11 7 5 5 0 0
HUNTER YOUNG 4.0 79 .608 2 1 0 6 2 0
Totals 9.0 167 .683 13 7 5 11 2 0
Pitching

HBP: HUNTER YOUNG
Pitches-Strikes: BRENNAN CROOMS 88-66, HUNTER YOUNG 79-48, WD MATHIS 0-0
Groundouts-Flyouts: BRENNAN CROOMS 6-2, HUNTER YOUNG 3-4, WD MATHIS 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: BRENNAN CROOMS 18-26, HUNTER YOUNG 10-19, WD MATHIS 0-0