Game 1- Bulldogs take 3rd straight GHSA State Tourney game by 10 or more

The Toombs County Bulldogs opened up their second round GHSA State Tournament series at Banks County with their third straight run-rule victory in the post season. The Dawgs, who went three up, three down in the first inning, scored in every frame after that as they defeated the Leopards 12-2 in five innings.

Martin Stephens singled in a pair of runs in a three-run second inning. The first run scored on a wild pitch. In the third inning Brock Harrison singled in a run and Brandon Helton hit a sacrifice fly to left to make it 5-0.

The Bulldogs scored three runs in the fourth on just one base hit and then they added four more in the fifth. The first run scored on an error. Stephens singled in his third run of the game and George Lucke extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-run single to right.

D.R. Meadows pitched all five innings and allowed only two hits and two earned runs. Kelon Dalton singled in a run with two outs in the second inning and Judd Roberts led off the fourth with a solo homer over the center field fence. Meadows struck out two batters and walked only one.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Toombs County 0 3 2 3 4 X X 12 9 2
Banks County 0 1 0 1 0 X X 2 2 3

Toombs County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
DR MEADOWS 3 2 1 0 1 1
DALTON MCBRIDE 3 2 1 1 1 1
GEORGE LUCKE 4 0 1 2 0 0
LANE ADAMS 3 2 2 0 1 0
BROCK HARRISON 2 1 1 1 1 0
BRANDON HELTON 1 1 0 1 0 1
COLE GRAHAM 3 1 1 0 0 1
KYLE KNIGHT 1 2 0 0 2 1
MARTIN STEPHENS 3 1 2 3 0 0
NOAH ANDERSON
Totals 23 12 9 8 6 5
Batting

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

Totals

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: LANE ADAMS, NOAH ANDERSON
DP: KYLE KNIGHT

Banks County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
WALKER ROGERS 3 0 0 0 0 0
CJ THOMAS 3 0 0 0 0 0
JUDD ROBERTS 2 1 1 1 0 0
AUSTIN DISHAROON 1 0 0 0 1 0
ZANE MILLWOOD 2 1 0 0 0 0
EASTON STATON 2 0 0 0 0 0
KELAN DALTON 2 0 1 1 0 1
GRANT RYLES 2 0 0 0 0 1
JADON CLARK 2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 19 2 2 2 1 2
Batting

HR: JUDD ROBERTS
TB: JADON CLARK, JUDD ROBERTS 4, KELAN DALTON
RBI: JUDD ROBERTS, KELAN DALTON
ROE: ZANE MILLWOOD, GRANT RYLES
FC: ZANE MILLWOOD

Totals

Team QAB: 6 (30.00%)
JUDD ROBERTS, KELAN DALTON 2, ZANE MILLWOOD 2, AUSTIN DISHAROON

Team LOB: 3

Fielding

E: JADON CLARK 2, ZANE MILLWOOD

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
DR MEADOWS 5.0 62 .613 2 2 1 2 1 1
Totals 5.0 62 .613 2 2 1 2 1 1
Pitching

Pitches-Strikes: DR MEADOWS 62-38
Groundouts-Flyouts: DR MEADOWS 3-8
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: DR MEADOWS 13-20

Banks County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
DYLAN NIX 3.2 80 .550 6 8 4 4 3 0
GRANT RYLES 1.1 40 .475 2 4 3 1 3 0
Totals 5.0 120 .525 8 12 7 5 6 0
Pitching

HBP: GRANT RYLES
WP: GRANT RYLES
Pitches-Strikes: DYLAN NIX 80-44, GRANT RYLES 40-19
Groundouts-Flyouts: DYLAN NIX 2-4, GRANT RYLES 2-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: DYLAN NIX 10-20, GRANT RYLES 6-11

Pictures by Salain Meadows

Martin Stephens singles in a pair of runs in the second innng
Martin Stephens singled was too hot to handle at first base
Lane Adams hits a double to deep center in the third inning
Brock Harrison singled in a run in the third inning
Brandon Helton drives in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning
Kyle Knight makes a diving catch on s bunt and throws to first base for a double play
George Lucke is out of room o n Judd Roberts’s solo homer
Kyle Knight walked and scored in the fifth inning
It rained off and on during game 1
D.R. Meadows catches the second out of the fifth inning
D.R. Meadows concentrates on his final batter
Game 1 ends as Noah Anderson catches a throw from Lane Adams
The Bulldogs win their ninth straight game