D.R. strikes out 15 as the Dawgs score 7 in the 6th in a comeback win

D.R. Meadows in the early innings of his 15 K game

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.

D.R. Meadows throws a nasty slider for strike three
Right fielder Brock Harrison catches one of the six Metter outs not recorded by a strikeout

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.

D.R. Meadows had the Tigers swinging and missing
D.R. Meadows throws his 15th strikeout
Bulldog fans keep up with D.R. Meadows’s strikeout count
First baseman Bryce Deloach fields a grounder and runs to the bag to end 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.

Count them- 15 K’s
D.R. Meadows leads off the sixth with a walk
Dalton McBride also draws a walk
Lane Adams is hit by a pitch to load the bases in the sixth
George Lucke drives the ball to deep right center to plate three runs
Wil Funderburke fields George Lucke’s double while center fielder Tucker Wells is injured
D.R. Meadows scores the first TCHS run and he cheers on the other Dawgs on base
Dalton McBride scores the second Dawg run
Brandon Helton (#9) greets D.R. Meadows and Lane Adams
Seniors D.R. Meadows (left) and George Lucke enjoy the sixth inning
Brock Harrison singles in the game-wining run in the sixth
George Lucke claps before scoring the go ahead run
Coach Hunter Adams and Brock Harrison at first base
D.R. Meadows comes back to the plate in the sixth and doubles in three runs
D.R. Meadows’s double comes to rest at the fence

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Metter 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Toombs County 0 0 0 0 0 7 X 7 4 1
Metter
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
BRENNAN CROOMS 4 1 2 0 0 2
THOMAS ALDRICH 3 1 1 1 0 1
RYLAN RIGDON 4 1 1 0 0 2
HUNTER YOUNG 2 0 0 0 0 1
WIL FUNDERBURKE 3 0 2 1 0 1
LEVI BLIZZARD 2 0 0 0 1 2
HESTON MOSLEY 3 0 0 0 0 1
WESLEY MARTIN 3 0 0 0 0 2
TUCKER WELLS 3 0 0 0 0 3
Totals 27 3 6 2 1 15
Batting

2B: BRENNAN CROOMS
TB: BRENNAN CROOMS 3, RYLAN RIGDON, WIL FUNDERBURKE 2, THOMAS ALDRICH
RBI: WIL FUNDERBURKE, THOMAS ALDRICH
SF: THOMAS ALDRICH
ROE: HESTON MOSLEY
HBP: HUNTER YOUNG
SB: HESTON MOSLEY

Totals

Team LOB: 6

Fielding

E: BRENNAN CROOMS

Toombs Countys
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
DR MEADOWS 3 1 1 3 1 0
DALTON MCBRIDE 3 1 0 0 1 1
LANE ADAMS 2 1 0 0 0 0
GEORGE LUCKE 2 1 2 3 1 0
COLE GRAHAM 2 0 0 0 1 1
BRANDON HELTON 2 1 0 0 0 1
BROCK HARRISON 3 1 1 1 0 1
MARTIN STEPHENS 2 1 0 0 1 1
NOAH ANDERSON 3 0 0 0 0 3
Totals 22 7 4 7 5 8
Batting

2B: DR MEADOWS, GEORGE LUCKE
TB: DR MEADOWS 2, GEORGE LUCKE 3, BROCK HARRISON
RBI: DR MEADOWS 3, GEORGE LUCKE 3, BROCK HARRISON
HBP: LANE ADAMS, BRANDON HELTON
SB: GEORGE LUCKE

Totals

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: LANE ADAMS

Metter
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
HESTON MOSLEY 5.0 86 .547 2 4 4 7 4 0
WIL FUNDERBURKE 1.0 20 .550 2 3 3 1 1 0
Totals 6.0 106 .547 4 7 7 8 5 0
Pitching

HBP: WIL FUNDERBURKE, HESTON MOSLEY
Pitches-Strikes: WIL FUNDERBURKE 20-11, HESTON MOSLEY 86-47
Groundouts-Flyouts: WIL FUNDERBURKE 2-0, HESTON MOSLEY 4-4
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: WIL FUNDERBURKE 5-7, HESTON MOSLEY 10-22

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
DR MEADOWS 7.0 110 .709 6 3 2 15 1 0
Totals 7.0 110 .709 6 3 2 15 1 0
Pitching

HBP: DR MEADOWS
Pitches-Strikes: DR MEADOWS 110-78
Groundouts-Flyouts: DR MEADOWS 4-2