D.R. Meadows rules the battle of #1’s in game 1 at Dodge County

The pitching match up in the first game of the quarterfinal round of the Class AA GHSA State Tourney featured two right handers  with real low ERA’s. Toombs County senior D.R. Meadows entered the game with 0.99 ERA and Dodge County junior Craig Barton was below 2.00. Meadows pitched seven innings and allowed seven hits and no earned runs as the Bulldogs opened the series in Eastman with a 6-3 win.

D.R. struck out five batters and walked only one as he won his sixth straight decision and improved his record to 7-4 this season and 14-7 for his career. His earn run averaged dropped to 0.88.

The Bulldogs scored single runs in the first, second, third and fourth innings and then two in the fifth. Lane Adams drove in a run in the first with a grounder to second base. Meadows singled in a run in the second and the Bulldogs scored an unearned in the third and a fourth run on a wild pitch. In the fifth inning Cole Graham hit a sacrifice fly to bring in one Bulldog and Bryce Deloach grounded out to second base to score the sixth run.

The victory was the Bulldogs 11th straight.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Toombs County 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 6 9 3
Dodge County 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 7 5
Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
DR MEADOWS 4 0 2 1 1 0
DALTON MCBRIDE 4 1 1 0 0 1
GEORGE LUCKE 3 1 1 0 0 0
LANE ADAMS 4 1 2 1 0 0
BROCK HARRISON 4 1 0 0 0 0
BRANDON HELTON 3 0 0 0 1 1
COLE GRAHAM 3 1 1 1 0 0
BRYCE DELOACH 2 1 0 1 1 0
MARTIN STEPHENS 4 0 2 0 0 0
NOAH ANDERSON
Totals 31 6 9 4 3 2
Batting

TB: MARTIN STEPHENS 2, DR MEADOWS 2, GEORGE LUCKE, LANE ADAMS 2, DALTON MCBRIDE, COLE GRAHAM
RBI: DR MEADOWS, LANE ADAMS, COLE GRAHAM, BRYCE DELOACH
SF: COLE GRAHAM
ROE: LANE ADAMS, BROCK HARRISON, COLE GRAHAM, BRYCE DELOACH
FC: GEORGE LUCKE, BROCK HARRISON, DALTON MCBRIDE
HBP: GEORGE LUCKE, BRYCE DELOACH

Totals

Team LOB: 10

Fielding

E: BRANDON HELTON, NOAH ANDERSON, BRYCE DELOACH
DP: DALTON MCBRIDE

Dodge County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
TYLER PRUETT 4 1 1 0 0 0
GARY PITTMAN 4 1 2 0 0 1
CHANDLER DAVIS 3 0 2 1 1 0
Chip BURSH 4 0 0 0 0 1
ETHAN RICE 3 0 1 0 0 1
CRAIG BARTON 3 0 1 0 0 1
CAM COLEMAN 3 0 0 0 0 0
CHIP BURCH 3 0 0 0 0 0
ALIZE KING 3 1 1 0 0 1
DJ BURSH
Totals 30 3 7 1 1 5
Batting

2B: CRAIG BARTON, TYLER PRUETT
TB: ALIZE KING, CHANDLER DAVIS 2, CRAIG BARTON 2, ETHAN RICE, GARY PITTMAN 2, TYLER PRUETT 2
RBI: CHANDLER DAVIS
ROE: CHANDLER DAVIS, TYLER PRUETT

Totals

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

E: CRAIG BARTON, GARY PITTMAN 2, Chip BURSH 2

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
DR MEADOWS 7.0 105 .610 7 3 0 5 1 0
Totals 7.0 105 .610 7 3 0 5 1 0
Pitching

Pitches-Strikes: DR MEADOWS 105-64
Groundouts-Flyouts: DR MEADOWS 4-11
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: DR MEADOWS 21-31

Dodge County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
CRAIG BARTON 6.1 104 .644 9 6 3 2 3 0
GARY PITTMAN 0.2 5 .600 0 0 0 0 0 0
TYLER PRUETT 0.0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 7.0 109 .642 9 6 3 2 3 0
Pitching

HBP: CRAIG BARTON 2
Pitches-Strikes: CRAIG BARTON 104-67, GARY PITTMAN 5-3, TYLER PRUETT 0-0
Groundouts-Flyouts: CRAIG BARTON 5-7, GARY PITTMAN 0-2, TYLER PRUETT 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: CRAIG BARTON 25-35, GARY PITTMAN 1-2, TYLER PRUETT 0-0

 All pictures by Salain Meadows

Lane Adams put the Bulldogs up 1-0 in the first inning with a grounder to second base
Trey Cloud scores the first run of the game on a Lane Adams grounder
Dalton McBride makes his first of five catches in right field
D.R. Meadows strikes out his first Indian
Dalton McBride snags a first inning fly ball for the third out
Cole Graham singles in the second inning
D.R. Meadows singles in a second inning run
Dalton Lynn scores on the D.R. Meadows single
A happy D.R. Meadows races to the dugout after his RBI single
D.R. Meadows takes care of a pop up in the second inning
A Brock Harrison grounder plates the third TCHS run
George Luke scores the third Dawg run in the third inning
D.R. Meadows opens the third inning with his third K
A Martin Stephens single drops in RCF
Bryce Deloach, who walked, slides into third base
Martin Stephens lands on second base after a fifth inning single
Bryce Deloach scores on a wild pitch in the fourth inning
Dalton McBride singles in the fourth inning
First baseman Bryce Deloach takes care of the final out of the fourth inning
Lane Adams singles to lead off the fifth
Brandon Helton walks in the fifth inning
Cole Graham drives in a fifth inning run with a sacrifice fly
Lane Adams scores on Cole Graham’s sac fly
Brandon Helton goes back to the left field fence to catch a fly ball in the fifth inning
D.R. Meadows is calm even with runners on base in the sixth inning
D.R. Meadows strikes out his fourth batter in the sixth
D.R. Meadows strikes out his fifth and final Indian in the sixth
Bryce Deloach snags the first out of the seventh inning
Chandler Davis strokes his third hit and drives in the third Dodge County run
D.R. Meadows handles the final out of the game
The game is over for (from the left)Cole Graham, D.R. Meadows and Brock Harrison