13-0 win at Swainsboro propels the Bulldogs to the post season

The Toombs County Bulldogs survived a seven-game Region 2 losing streak by winning their last five games to finish with a 7-7  region record earning them their first trip to the GHSA State Playoffs since the 2014 season. A 13-0, five inning win at Swainsboro sealed a trip to Augusta to play Laney High School in the opening round of the state tourney beginning on Friday, April 28.

The Metter Tigers beat Benedictine 7-4 in Metter and like the Bulldogs the Tigers finish with a 7-7 record. The tie breaker, since the two teams split during the regular season, is run differential in region games and the Dawgs wound up plus 10 and the Tigers minus 15.

The Bulldogs had two big innings. They scored eight runs in the second inning. Kyle Knight singled in a run, Martin Stephens walked with the bases loaded, D.R.Meadows singled in a run, George Lucke singled in two Dawgs and Lane Adams doubled in a pair.

In a four run fourth Brock Harrison and Cole Graham each singled in a run and Stephens drove in two with a single.

D.R. Meadows pitched a complete game and and allowed only three hits while striking out seven and walking only one.

D.R. Meadows reaches first base in the first inning
D.R. Meadows ends the first with a pair of strikeouts
D.R. Meadows ends the first with a K and strands a runner at second base
Brock Harrison singles in the second inning
Cole Graham also strokes a base hit in the second
Brandon Helton scores the first run of the game on Kyle Knight’s RBI hit
Brandon Helton
Martin Stephens fouls off two pitches before walking with the bases loaded
D.R. Meadows singles in a second inning run
Lane Adams doubles in two Dawgs in the second
Center fielder D.J. Jackson fields Lane Adams double
George Lucke scores and salutes Lane Adams at second base
George Lucke opens the fourth inning with a single
Cole Graham singles in a run in the fourth
Courtesy runner Dalton Lynn scores in the fourth
D.R. Meadows leaves the bases loaded with two strikeouts to end the fourth inning
Catcher Cole Graham and pitcher D.R. Meadows
D.R. Meadows leads off the fifth with a double
Trey Cloud scores the 13th and final run
D.R. Meadows catches a foul ball for the first out of the fifth inning
Lane Adams (left) and Dalton Lynn watch George Lucke make a diving catch in shallow center field
D.R. Meadows ends his three-hitter with his seventh strikeout

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Toombs County 0 8 0 4 1 X X 13 12 1
Swainsboro 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 3 4
Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
DR MEADOWS 4 2 2 1 0 0
DALTON MCBRIDE 3 0 0 0 0 2
BRYCE DELOACH 1 0 0 0 0 0
GEORGE LUCKE 3 2 2 2 0 0
JACOB BROWN 1 0 0 0 0 1
LANE ADAMS 3 2 2 2 0 0
TYLER JOHNSON 1 0 0 0 0 1
BRANDON HELTON 2 1 0 0 1 2
BRYCE HARRISON 1 0 0 0 0 0
BROCK HARRISON 3 2 2 1 0 0
COLE GRAHAM 2 2 2 1 0 0
KYLE KNIGHT 3 1 1 1 0 2
MARTIN STEPHENS 2 1 1 3 1 0
Totals 29 13 12 11 2 8
Batting

2B: DR MEADOWS, LANE ADAMS, COLE GRAHAM
TB: MARTIN STEPHENS, DR MEADOWS 3, GEORGE LUCKE 2, LANE ADAMS 3, BROCK HARRISON 2, COLE GRAHAM 3, KYLE KNIGHT
RBI: MARTIN STEPHENS 3, DR MEADOWS, GEORGE LUCKE 2, LANE ADAMS 2, BROCK HARRISON, COLE GRAHAM, KYLE KNIGHT
ROE: DR MEADOWS, BROCK HARRISON, BRYCE DELOACH
FC: GEORGE LUCKE, LANE ADAMS
CI: COLE GRAHAM
CS: MARTIN STEPHENS

Totals

Team LOB: 4

Swainsboro
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
DJ JACKSON 3 0 1 0 0 0
DILLON COPELAND 2 0 2 0 1 0
NATHAN COPELAND 1 0 0 0 0 1
TYLER PHILLIPS 1 0 0 0 0 1
JACOB ELLIS 2 0 0 0 0 1
JUSTIN LOGAN 2 0 1 0 0 0
HUNTER BRASWELL 2 0 0 0 0 1
KADE YOUMANS 1 0 0 0 0 1
R J PHILLIPS 1 0 0 0 0 1
CAMERON KEY 1 0 0 0 0 0
DERRICK KNIGHT 1 0 0 0 0 0
JACOB LAMB 1 0 0 0 0 1
NATHAN RIDDLE 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 19 0 4 0 1 7
Batting

2B: DILLON COPELAND
TB: DILLON COPELAND 3, JUSTIN, DJ JACKSON
HBP: NATHAN COPELAND

Totals

Team LOB: 6

Fielding

E: NATHAN COPELAND, JUSTIN, JACOB ELLIS, R J PHILLIPS

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
DR MEADOWS 5.0 64 .672 3 0 0 7 1 0
Totals 5.0 64 .672 3 0 0 7 1 0
Pitching

HBP: DR MEADOWS
Pitches-Strikes: DR MEADOWS 64-43
Groundouts-Flyouts: DR MEADOWS 4-4
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: DR MEADOWS 14-21

Swainsboro
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
CAMERON KEY 2.0 78 .564 6 8 6 4 2 0
DJ JACKSON 1.1 30 .700 4 4 4 1 0 0
ANDREW THOMPSON 1.2 33 .636 2 1 0 3 0 0
Totals 5.0 141 .610 12 13 10 8 2 0
Pitching

Pitches-Strikes: DJ JACKSON 30-21, ANDREW 33-21, CAMERON KEY 78-44
Groundouts-Flyouts: DJ JACKSON 3-0, ANDREW 1-0, CAMERON KEY 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: DJ JACKSON 4-8, ANDREW 4-7, CAMERON KEY 11-17