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 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.
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