The 2017 Toombs County Bulldogs started of the season leaving a ton of runners on base and after a nine inning loss at Metter the Dawgs were 6-13 and 2-7 in Region 2. However, since that Tuesday night, on April 4, the Dawgs have won eight straight games raising their team batting average from .248 to .272. Toombs has outscored it’s last eight opponents 82-21 and in their last seven games the Bulldogs have scored a total of 68 runs before their opponents have scored their first run. In three of those games the Dawgs have shutout the opposition.
The following Dawgs all take at least a three-game hitting streak. George Lucke (9 games- .529 during the streak), Brock Harrison (8 games- .520) and Dalton McBride (3 games- .364)
Toombs, the number four team out of Region 2, opened up the GHSA State Tournament with a 14-3 and 15-0 pair of run rule victories over Laney- the number one team from Region 4. Up next for the 14-13 Bulldogs is a second round best of three series at Banks County in Homer.
Banks, the number three team from Region 8, routed Hapeville Charter 18-0 and 16-1, on the road, against the number two team from Region 6. Like the Bulldogs, the Leopard went through a tough stretch during the regular season. Banks lost six straight games by scores like 8-1, 10-0, 4-0, 6-0, 4-0 and 13-1. But, the Leopards have won six out of their last seven and in their victories they have outscored the other guy 75- 8.
The series, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been moved to Friday. Game 1 begins at 5 p.m. and then the second game will follow. Game 3, if necessary, will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. The entire series will be broadcast on Y-101 Radio.
On Wednesday Jeff Davis swept Social Circle 5-2 and 3-0 in Hazlehrust and Bacon County won at Rabun County 11-0 in five innings and 12-3. Benedictine lost 9-3 and 9-5 at Elbert County.