Another Bulldog lead slips away in the late innings

The 2018 Toombs County Bulldogs have opened the season wining two of their first seven games. However, their record could and would be better if three late inning leads had not disappeared. At Long County the Bulldogs led 4-2 going to the bottom of the fifth. However, the Blue Tide rallied scoring two in the fifth and four in the sixth in an 8-4 victory. At home against Brantley, in the second game of a near doubleheader sweep, TCHS led 6-1 going to the sixth. Once again the opponent came back scoring 22 runs in the final three innings of a 23-13 loss.

The latest example of this unfortunate trend occurred in Sylvannia on Thursday. The Dawgs built up a 4-2 lead heading to the bottom of the fifth and then Screven County outscored Toombs 4-1 in the final three frames to pull out a 6-5 victory. The game-winning run scored when Hunter Sowell was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs on a 2-0 pitch. Coincidentally, Kashawn Robinson who scored the final run of the game was hit by a pitch with two outs and nobody on base.

The Gamecocks took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first with Robinson driving in a run with a single to right field. Toombs County scored it’s first run of the game in the top of the second on a wild pitch.

Dalton McBride ties the game at 2 with a single to center

Dalton McBride tied the game at two in the Bulldog fourth with a RBI single to center. Two more runs scored in that inning, with two outs, on a Brock Harrison grounder and the Toombs had a two run advantage at 4-2.

Harrison (1-for-4), who extended his hitting streak to all seven Bulldog games, drove in Chandler Lynn with a grounder. Lynn reached on a walk and the freshman stole a pair of bags to get to third base. So, the Dawgs were back on top by two at 5-3.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Toombs County 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 5 5 4
Screven County 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 6 8 2

Toombs County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
CHANDLER LYNN 1 2 0 0 3 0
DALTON MCBRIDE 3 0 1 1 1 0
BROCK HARRISON 4 0 1 3 0 0
MARTIN STEPHENS 4 0 2 0 0 0
COLE GRAHAM 3 1 0 0 0 0
BRYCE DELOACH 4 0 0 0 0 3
CHASE MUSSLEMAN 3 1 1 0 0 0
DALTON LYNN 3 0 0 0 0 0
WILLIE CAMPBELL 0 0 0 0 1 0
NOAH ANDERSON 2 1 0 0 1 2
KYLE KNIGHT
Totals 27 5 5 4 6 5
Batting

TB: BROCK HARRISON, DALTON MCBRIDE, CHASE MUSSLEMAN, MARTIN STEPHENS 2
RBI: BROCK HARRISON 3, DALTON MCBRIDE
ROE: DALTON LYNN, CHASE MUSSLEMAN
FC: BROCK HARRISON
HBP: COLE GRAHAM, CHASE MUSSLEMAN
SB: COLE GRAHAM, CHANDLER LYNN 2, DALTON MCBRIDE

Totals

Team LOB: 9

Fielding

E: BRYCE DELOACH 2, CHASE MUSSLEMAN 2
DP: BROCK HARRISON

Screven County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
ROSE CREWS 3 3 3 1 0 0
JOHN WILLIAM POLLACK 2 0 1 1 0 0
JORDON HODGES 4 0 0 0 0 1
DAWSON GRIFFIN 3 1 0 1 1 0
KASHAWN ROBINSON 3 1 2 2 0 0
JOHN SCOTT 2 0 0 0 1 2
GRIFFIN SMITH 0 0 0 0 1 0
WESTON BOYD 3 1 0 0 0 0
WILSON BOYD 1 0 1 0 0 0
EDWARD LOVETT 2 0 0 0 0 1
HUNTER SOWELL 1 0 0 1 0 1
JOHNTHAN ROBERTS 2 0 1 0 1 0
CHASE THOMPSON 0 0 0 0 0 0
CARSON BECTON
RASHAD STEVENS
STEPHON LEWIS
DIXON POWELL
J D JOHNSON
Totals 26 6 8 6 4 5
Batting

TB: ROSE CREWS 3, JOHNTHAN ROBERTS, WILSON BOYD, JOHN WILLIAM POLLACK, KASHAWN ROBINSON 2
RBI: ROSE CREWS, HUNTER SOWELL, JOHN WILLIAM POLLACK, DAWSON GRIFFIN, KASHAWN ROBINSON 2
SAC: JOHN WILLIAM POLLACK 2
ROE: EDWARD LOVETT, WESTON BOYD 2
FC: JOHN WILLIAM POLLACK, DAWSON GRIFFIN
HBP: ROSE CREWS, HUNTER SOWELL, KASHAWN ROBINSON
GIDP: JOHN WILLIAM POLLACK
SB: DAWSON GRIFFIN 2, KASHAWN ROBINSON
CS: JOHNTHAN ROBERTS, DAWSON GRIFFIN
PIK: JOHN WILLIAM POLLACK

Totals

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: JOHNTHAN ROBERTS, JORDON HODGES
DP: JOHNTHAN ROBERTS

Toombs County

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
COLE GRAHAM 4.2 65 .677 5 3 3 3 1 0
DALTON LYNN 2.0 56 .446 3 3 0 2 3 0
Totals 6.2 121 .570 8 6 3 5 4 0
Pitching

HBP: COLE GRAHAM, DALTON LYNN 2
WP: COLE GRAHAM, DALTON LYNN
Pitches-Strikes: COLE GRAHAM 65-44, DALTON LYNN 56-25
Groundouts-Flyouts: COLE GRAHAM 6-3, DALTON LYNN 0-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: COLE GRAHAM 13-22, DALTON LYNN 6-13

Screven County

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
DAWSON GRIFFIN 1.0 18 .500 0 0 0 0 1 0
EDWARD LOVETT 0.1 11 .364 0 1 0 1 0 0
CARSON BECTON 0.2 16 .562 0 0 0 1 1 0
WESTON BOYD 1.0 12 .750 2 0 0 0 0 0
KASHAWN ROBINSON 1.0 29 .483 1 3 1 0 2 0
GRIFFIN SMITH 1.0 25 .600 1 0 0 2 1 0
JOHNTHAN ROBERTS 1.0 18 .500 1 1 1 0 1 0
JOHN SCOTT 1.0 12 .667 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 7.0 141 .546 5 5 2 5 6 0
Pitching

HBP: EDWARD LOVETT 2
WP: EDWARD LOVETT
Pitches-Strikes: EDWARD LOVETT 11-4, CARSON BECTON 16-9, JOHNTHAN ROBERTS 18-9, WESTON BOYD 12-9, DAWSON GRIFFIN 18-9, JOHN SCOTT 12-8, KASHAWN ROBINSON 29-14, GRIFFIN SMITH 25-15
Groundouts-Flyouts: EDWARD LOVETT 0-0, CARSON BECTON 0-1, JOHNTHAN ROBERTS 1-2, WESTON BOYD 1-1, DAWSON GRIFFIN 1-2, JOHN SCOTT 1-1, KASHAWN ROBINSON 2-0, GRIFFIN SMITH 0-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: EDWARD LOVETT 1-4, CARSON BECTON 0-3, JOHNTHAN ROBERTS 1-5, WESTON BOYD 2-4, DAWSON GRIFFIN 1-4, JOHN SCOTT 3-3, KASHAWN ROBINSON 2-7, GRIFFIN SMITH 2-5