Harrison pitches 4 1/3 innings of no-hit ball prior to a Long County come-from-behind victory

Brock Harrison, a compact righthander with a good arm, has always had the ability to dominate a game from the mound. As a Toombs County Middle School Bullpup, in back-to-back starts, he struck out 16 Swainsboro batters and allowed three hits and then followed that up by striking out 11 East Laurens hitters while yielding just one hit.

In 2017 in his first start of his sophomore season for the Toombs County Bulldogs, Harrison pitched no-hit ball for 4 1/3 innings at Brantley County before yielding a single to Trace Martin. What a coincidence. Brock did the same thing again in his first start of 2018. A double to right field by Mason Collins with one down in the fifth ended his no-hit bid. Unfortunately, the Dawgs weren’t playing their “A game” on defense. Toombs made six errors in the first five frames allowing the Blue Tide to rally from a 3-1 and a 4-2 deficit. Harrison’s stint ended with a bases loaded walk, with two down in the bottom of the sixth, that put Long up 5-4. Ethan Williams plated three more runs with a hit to centerfield as the Blue Tide came back with an 8-4 win.

Harrison threw 5 2/3 innings allowing two hits, four earned runs with four strikeouts and one walk.  

The Bulldogs opened the scoring in the first inning. Bryce Deloach singled, stole second base and scored on a single to right off the bat of Harrison. A Martin Stephens (3-for-4) single to centerfield brought in a second run.

The Lynn’s and a Cloud combined to score Toombs County’s third run in the second inning. Dalton Lynn was hit by a pitch, Trey Cloud bunted him to second and Chandler Lynn drove in his older brother to make it 3-2 Dawgs.

In the fifth inning Harrison singled to left and Stephens drove in the run with a base hit to centerfield.

The Bulldogs had a chance to tie the game in the top of the seventh. With two outs Stephens singled, Cole Graham walked and Kyle Knight was hit by a pitch. However, a ground ball ended the night as the Bulldogs fell to 0-2.

Toombs County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
BRYCE DELOACH 4 1 1 0 0 1
CHANDLER LYNN 4 0 1 1 0 2
BROCK HARRISON 3 2 2 1 1 0
MARTIN STEPHENS 4 0 3 2 0 0
COLE GRAHAM 2 0 1 0 1 0
KYLE KNIGHT 3 0 1 0 0 2
WILLIE CAMPBELL 4 0 1 0 0 2
DALTON LYNN 1 1 0 0 0 1
TREY CLOUD 2 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 27 4 10 4 2 10
Batting

2B: WILLIE CAMPBELL
TB: WILLIE CAMPBELL 2, BRYCE DELOACH, COLE GRAHAM, BROCK HARRISON 2, KYLE KNIGHT, MARTIN STEPHENS 3, CHANDLER LYNN
RBI: BROCK HARRISON, MARTIN STEPHENS 2, CHANDLER LYNN
SAC: TREY CLOUD, COLE GRAHAM, DALTON LYNN
FC: COLE GRAHAM
HBP: KYLE KNIGHT, DALTON LYNN
SB: BRYCE DELOACH 2, BROCK HARRISON, KYLE KNIGHT
PIK: COLE GRAHAM

Totals

Team LOB: 9

Fielding

E: NOAH ANDERSON, TREY CLOUD, BRYCE DELOACH 2, DALTON LYNN 2
DP: TREY CLOUD

Toombs County

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
BROCK HARRISON 5.2 91 .615 2 8 4 4 1 0
COLE GRAHAM 0.1 9 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6.0 100 .620 3 8 4 4 1 0
Pitching

HBP: BROCK HARRISON 2
Pitches-Strikes: COLE GRAHAM 9-6, BROCK HARRISON 91-56
Groundouts-Flyouts: COLE GRAHAM 0-1, BROCK HARRISON 5-6
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: COLE GRAHAM 1-2, BROCK HARRISON 13-27