4th seeded Dawgs Do It! Take Down Laney with two run-rule victories- Game 1- 14-3 in 6

For the second straight playoff appearance the Toombs County Bulldogs, as the number four team out of Region 2, defeated a region champion in a doubleheader sweep on the road in the opening round of the GHSA State Playoffs. In 2014 TCHS swept Bleckley County thanks to two fine pitching performances by seniors James Ethredge and Jeremy Beasley and three years later senior starters D.R. Meadows and Lane Adams threw a combined nine innings allowing only one earned run in sweep at Laney High School in Augusta. Toombs took game one 14-3 in six innings and the second game 15-0 in three innings.

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On Thursday, May 4 the Bulldogs will begin a series at Banks County. Banks swept Hapeville Charter on the road 18-0 and 16-1.

Meadows walked a batter and yielded a single inn the first and after that he retired 1o batters in a row before walking a Wildcat to open up the bottom of the fifth with the Bulldogs leading 10-0. Two of the Laney runs in that inning were unearned. Meadows improved his record to 5-4 and lifetime he is 12-7.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Toombs County 0 0 5 1 4 4 X 14 8 2
Laney 0 0 0 0 3 0 X 3 3 4
Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
DR MEADOWS 3 1 0 0 2 0
DALTON MCBRIDE 4 0 1 3 0 1
GEORGE LUCKE 5 2 0 0 0 0
LANE ADAMS 3 3 2 1 1 1
BROCK HARRISON 4 3 2 2 0 1
BRANDON HELTON 3 0 1 0 0 0
COLE GRAHAM 2 2 0 1 2 1
KYLE KNIGHT 1 2 0 2 2 0
MARTIN STEPHENS 3 1 2 0 1 0
NOAH ANDERSON
Totals 28 14 8 9 8 4
Batting

2B: BROCK HARRISON 2
TB: MARTIN STEPHENS 2, LANE ADAMS 2, BRANDON HELTON, BROCK HARRISON 4, DALTON MCBRIDE
RBI: LANE ADAMS, BROCK HARRISON 2, DALTON MCBRIDE 3, COLE GRAHAM, KYLE KNIGHT 2
ROE: GEORGE LUCKE 2, BROCK HARRISON
FC: MARTIN STEPHENS, GEORGE LUCKE
HBP: BRANDON HELTON, DALTON MCBRIDE, KYLE KNIGHT
SB: MARTIN STEPHENS

Totals

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

E: LANE ADAMS, BROCK HARRISON

Laney
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
MARIO SUMPTER 3 0 1 2 0 0
JOSEPH GAINES 2 0 0 0 1 0
WALLACE DOYLE 3 0 1 0 0 0
LOGAN BOSTIC 3 0 0 0 0 2
FERNADO SMITH 2 1 0 0 1 1
OMARI HUNTER 3 0 0 0 0 1
AQUALAR JAMES 2 1 0 0 0 0
GABRIEL BROWN 2 1 1 0 0 1
QUENTIN BOYD 2 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 22 3 3 2 2 7
Batting

2B: GABRIEL BROWN
TB: MARIO SUMPTER, GABRIEL BROWN 2, WALLACE DOYLE
RBI: MARIO SUMPTER 2
ROE: JOSEPH GAINES, AQUALAR JAMES
SB: FERNADO SMITH, WALLACE DOYLE
CS: JOSEPH GAINES

Totals

Team LOB: 3

Fielding

E: JOSEPH GAINES 2, AQUALAR JAMES 2

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
DR MEADOWS 6.0 73 .671 3 3 1 7 2 0
Totals 6.0 73 .671 3 3 1 7 2 0
Pitching

Pitches-Strikes: DR MEADOWS 73-49
Groundouts-Flyouts: DR MEADOWS 7-3
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: DR MEADOWS 17-24

Laney
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
OMARI HUNTER 4.0 78 .654 4 6 1 4 3 0
WALLACE DOYLE 2.0 61 .393 4 8 5 0 5 0
Totals 6.0 139 .540 8 14 6 4 8 0
Pitching

HBP: WALLACE DOYLE 3
Pitches-Strikes: WALLACE DOYLE 61-24, OMARI HUNTER 78-51
Groundouts-Flyouts: WALLACE DOYLE 3-1, OMARI HUNTER 0-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: WALLACE DOYLE 6-18, OMARI HUNTER 13-21

Pictures  by Salain Meadows

First baseman Kyle Knight fields a grounder and feeds pitcher D.R. Meadows for a first inning out
D.R. Meadows strikes out his first of seven Wildcats
The Bulldogs get a first inning out at third base
Kyle Knight catches a throw from catcher Cole Graham on a strike three
Brock Harrison singles in a third inning run
Dalton Lynn scores
Lane Adams looks for a call at the plate and he is safe
Brock Harrison scores on a wild pitch
Brock Harrison beats the tag by Omari Hunter
Brandon Helton singles in the third inning
D.R. Meadows strikes out two straight Laney batters
D.R. Meadows K’s a second straight Wildcat
Martin Stephens singles in the fourth inning
Trey Cloud scores on a Laney error
D.R. Meadows retires his 10th straight Wildcat with his fourth strikeout
Lane Adams opens up the fifth with a single
Brock Harrison singles in a fifth inning run
Kyle Knight is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded
Dalton McBride singles to center field and plates two Dawgs
Kyle Knight catches a throw from Lane Adams for the final out of the fifth
Brock Harrison hits a two-run double in the sixth
Dalton McBride makes a diving catch in right in the sixth
D.R. Meadows throws a perfect pitch for strike three
D.R. Meadows gets ready to throw to his final batter
Shortstop Lane Adams’s throw to first baseman Kyle Knight ends game 1
A clean Nick Hayes (#22) high fives a rather dirty Brock Harrison