In their seven game Region 2 losing streak the Toombs County Bulldogs seemed to find ways to lose ball games including two in nine innings. They finally stopped their slide by finding a way to win a game. The formula? On the mound D.R. Meadows strikes out a career-high 15 Metter Tigers while at the plate the Bulldogs scored seven runs on three big hits in the sixth inning in a 7-3 home victory which keeps their playoff prospects alive.
Entering the bottom of the sixth the Bulldogs only had one hit- an infield single by George Lucke with two down, in the fourth, which broke up Heston Mosley’s no-hitter. The frame opened with Meadows and Dalton McBride each reaching on a pair of walks. Lane Adams was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Lucke. The senior hit a deep blast to right center which scored all three on base to tie the game at 3. Lucke upped his team high RBI total to 19. With one out Brandon Helton was hit by a pitch and then Brock Harrison put the Bulldogs up 4-3 by lining a 1-0 fastball into left field. Meadows returned to the plate with two outs and he smacked three-run double to deep right.
Meadows yielded all six of his hits in the first four innings. The Tigers scored a run on two hits in the first and then two more on three hits in the third. D.R. yielded a two-out single in the fourth and then after that he retired 10 of the next 11 batters. The only Tiger to reach was Mosley who made it to first on the only TCHS error of the game.
Meadows struck out two batters in each of the first two innings and then three more in the third. The only inning in which he did not KO two or more batters was the fourth when sat down just one without the hitter making contact. D.R. finished the game by striking out seven of the final 10 batters he faced- two in the fifth, three in the sixth and two in the seventh.