In their first 21 games the Toombs County Bulldogs hit two home runs. In the second inning of their Region 2 game at Vidalia the Dawgs hit two more homers in back-to-back at bats by Martin Stephens and D.R. Meadows. Toombs also hit three doubles and stroked a season-high 14 hits in a 9-1 win which pushed the Bulldogs region record to 5-7 with two games remaining against Swainsboro. Toombs County Baseball Page
Swainsboro scored six runs in the top of the fifth to take a 7-5 lead at Metter. However, the Tigers rallied and scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull out a 9-8 victory and at 6-6 they still have a one-game lead over Toombs County. The Tigers will play Benedictine twice in the final week of the region schedule.
Stephens’s first Bulldog homer sparked a five-run second inning which jumped the TCHS lead to 7-0. Stephens fouled off the first two pitches to the left and then the left-handed hitting designated hitter smashed the ball over the left center field fence. Kyle Knight, who was hit by a pitch, also scored on Martin’s two-run shot.
Meadows’s second homer of his senior season and his career came on a 3-2 pitch and like Stephens he hit it over the left field fence at Greg James Field. D.R. also hit an eighth inning homer to beat Brantley County on the road back on February 18 in the first game of a doubleheader.
The Bulldogs opened the game with a two-run first inning. Meadows led off with a walk, Dalton McBride singled and George Lucke singled in Meadows and Lane Adams hit a RBI grounder to second to plate McBride.
In addition to the two homers in the second inning, Brock Harrison doubled in a pair of runs. The Bulldogs scored their final two runs in the fifth inning. Cole Graham and Stephens each singled and Meadows walked to set the table for Lucke. The Bulldog center fielder singled in two runs to give him a team-high 23 for the season.
Meadows threw his second straight complete game and earned his third victory of the season and the tenth of his career. Two of those 10 wins came at Greg James Field with D.R. pitching 12 innings and allowing just one earned run.