Game 2- Bulldogs win in 8 again

During the regular season the Toombs County Bulldogs lost a pair of nine inning games to Jeff Davis and at Metter. However, the Dawgs improved to 3-0 this season in games decided in eight innings. Back in February D.R. Meadows hit a two-run homer, in the eighth, to pull out a victory at Brantley County and in the last two GHSA State Tournament game two’s Toombs County has come from behind to win in eight on the road at Banks County and Dodge County.

Cole Graham singled to left, with the bases loaded and nobody out, to give the Bulldogs a 3-2 win at Dodge which sends them to the Final 4 for the first time since the 1996 Bulldogs won the Class a State Championship.

In a battle of number two pitchers who threw like number one’s, the game was scoreless until the fifth when Graham led off with a single and Meadows drove in the run off righty Tyler Pruitt with a sacrifice fly. Lane Adams kept Dodge off the scoreboard until the sixth. Gary Pittman led off with a double and Chip Burch drove him in with a single. The second run in the inning scored with two down on a catchable ball hit to center field but nobody could find it as day was turning to night.

The Bulldogs tied the game at 2-all in the bottom of the seventh. Bryce Deloach was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, Meadows singled and with one down Dalton McBride hit a sacrifice fly to score Deloach.

In the bottom of the eighth Adams led off and drew a walk. Brock Harrison and Brandon Helton each singled to l0ad the bases for Graham and the sophomore catcher ended the series as the Dawgs won their 12th straight game.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Dodge County 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 10 1
Toombs County 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 9 1
Dodge County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
TYLER PRUETT 4 0 1 0 0 0
GARY PITTMAN 4 1 3 0 0 0
CHANDLER DAVIS 4 0 1 0 0 1
Chip BURSH 4 1 2 1 0 0
ETHAN RICE 3 0 1 0 1 0
CRAIG BARTON 4 0 1 0 0 1
CAM COLEMAN 3 0 0 0 0 2
CHIP BURCH 3 0 0 0 0 1
ALIZE KING 3 0 1 0 0 1
DJ BURSH
Totals 32 2 10 1 1 6
Batting

2B: GARY PITTMAN 2, Chip BURSH 2
TB: ALIZE KING, CHANDLER DAVIS, CRAIG BARTON, ETHAN RICE, GARY PITTMAN 5, Chip BURSH 4, TYLER PRUETT
RBI: Chip BURSH
ROE: CRAIG BARTON
FC: CHIP BURCH
HBP: CAM COLEMAN
GIDP: TYLER PRUETT
CS: CHANDLER DAVIS

Totals

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: CHANDLER DAVIS

Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
DR MEADOWS 3 0 1 1 0 1
DALTON MCBRIDE 3 0 1 1 0 1
GEORGE LUCKE 3 0 0 0 1 0
LANE ADAMS 3 1 0 0 1 1
BROCK HARRISON 4 0 2 0 0 1
BRANDON HELTON 4 0 2 0 0 0
COLE GRAHAM 4 0 2 1 0 0
TREY CLOUD 0 0 0 0 0 0
BRYCE DELOACH 2 2 0 0 0 1
MARTIN STEPHENS 2 0 1 0 1 0
NOAH ANDERSON 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 28 3 9 3 3 5
Batting

2B: DR MEADOWS
TB: MARTIN STEPHENS, DR MEADOWS 2, BRANDON HELTON 2, BROCK HARRISON 2, DALTON MCBRIDE, COLE GRAHAM 2
RBI: DR MEADOWS, DALTON MCBRIDE, COLE GRAHAM
SF: DR MEADOWS, DALTON MCBRIDE
FC: BRANDON HELTON, BRYCE DELOACH
CI: BRYCE DELOACH
SB: MARTIN STEPHENS

Totals

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

E: GEORGE LUCKE
DP: NOAH ANDERSON

Dodge County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
TYLER PRUETT 7.0 108 .620 6 2 0 5 2 0
GARY PITTMAN 0.0 16 .562 3 1 1 0 1 0
Totals 7.0 124 .613 9 3 1 5 3 0
Pitching

WP: TYLER PRUETT
Pitches-Strikes: GARY PITTMAN 16-9, TYLER PRUETT 108-67
Groundouts-Flyouts: GARY PITTMAN 0-0, TYLER PRUETT 5-8
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: GARY PITTMAN 1-4, TYLER PRUETT 19-30

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
LANE ADAMS 7.1 113 .673 10 2 1 5 1 0
MARTIN STEPHENS 0.2 5 .800 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 8.0 118 .678 10 2 1 6 1 0
Pitching

HBP: LANE ADAMS
WP: LANE ADAMS
Pitches-Strikes: MARTIN STEPHENS 5-4, LANE ADAMS 113-76
Groundouts-Flyouts: MARTIN STEPHENS 1-0, LANE ADAMS 5-8
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: MARTIN STEPHENS 2-2, LANE ADAMS 19-32

All pictures by Salain Meadows

Third baseman Brock Harrison fields a grounder in the first inning
Chandler Davis tried to leap over Noah Anderson’s tag sending him head over heels
Dalton McBride singles in the first ining
Lane Adams ends the second inning with back-to-back K’s leaving runners at second and third base
Brandon Helton singled in the second inning
Cole Graham’s deep fly is tracked down in left by Cam Coleman
D.R. Meadows is the middle man in a 4-6-3 double play in the third inning
Brandon Helton catches a fly off the bat of Chandler Davis
(#3) George Lucke and (#2) D.R. Meadows react to Brandon Helton’s catch
Look at all the Bulldog fans
Martin Stephens singles in the third inning
Blue and coach Brian Fitzgerald discuss if Dalton McBride was hit by a pitch
Second baseman Noah Anderson’s throw to Bryce Deloach nips Chip Burch at first base
Lane Adam’s throw to D.R. Meadows on a bunt attempt gets the lead runner at second base
Lane Adams waits to catch a pop up for the third out of the fifth inning
D.R. Meadows hits a sacrifice fly which puts the Dawgs up 1-0 in the fifth inning
Cole Graham takes a throw from cut off man D.R. Meadows and gets a big out at home plate
Cole Graham holds on to the ball for a big out
Dalton McBride’s sacrifice fly ties the game at 2 in the seventh inning
George Lucke slides in with the tying run on Dalton McBride’s sac fly
Bulldog fans enjoy with 3-2 win in 8