Kyle Knight’s 7th inning, 2-out grand slam rallies the Bulldogs to a win at Bryan County

In the bottom of the seventh the Redskins loaded the bases against starter Brock Harrison, who pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed only five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks. Coach Brian Fitzgerald went to his bullpen and brought in Dalton McBride from center field. The senior was ahead in the count one ball and two strikes when he threw a game ending double play ball. Junior shortstop Bryce Deloach scooped up the grounder and tossed the ball to freshman second baseman Chase Mussleman and then his throw to Knight ended the comeback as Toombs held on to the 5-3 road victory. Both Toombs and Bryan are 1-1 in the region after splitting a pair of games this week.
Comments from head coach Brian Fitzgerald
The Comeback:
The Bulldogs win in an amazing agony to ecstasy to agony to ecstasy to agony then ecstasy fashion all in the final 6 outs. Down 3-1 in the seventh the dogs load the bases with nobody ou,t but after a McBride strikeout and a first pitch foul out by Deloach, Kyle Knight gave the bulldogs the lead on a 1-0 fastball hit high and hard over the left field fence.
“The Dawgs then proceeded to walk the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the seventh after a line drive off of Chase Mussleman’s glove, We executed a beautiful bunt coverage to get the lead out at third base. Brock then hits the number two hitter to load the bases and reach his pitch limit. Dalton McBride came in from center field to induce a 6-4-3 game ending double play on a 1-2 count slider.”
Brock Harrison’s pitching
“Brock threw his curve ball and change up really well through six innings but ran out of gas in the seventh. If we can find someone to match him on the mound we may turn this thing around.”
Toombs County’s overall play
“We are making too many mistakes running the bases and not catching or throwing the ball real well on defense. Combine that with the high strike out numbers and stranding runners in scoring position and it’s not a recipe for success. It’s not a talent issue, it’s a focus issue. We have got to be more team oriented and less selfish minded.”
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Toombs County 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 5 4 3
Bryan County 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 5 1

Toombs County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
CHANDLER LYNN 3 0 0 0 2 2
CHASE MUSSLEMAN 4 1 1 0 1 1
BROCK HARRISON 0 1 0 0 4 0
COLE GRAHAM 3 1 1 1 1 2
MARTIN STEPHENS 2 0 0 0 0 2
TREY CLOUD 0 1 0 0 2 0
DALTON MCBRIDE 4 0 0 0 0 3
BRYCE DELOACH 4 0 1 0 0 0
KYLE KNIGHT 3 1 1 4 0 0
DALTON LYNN 2 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 25 5 4 5 12 12
Batting

2B: COLE GRAHAM
HR: KYLE KNIGHT
Grand slam: KYLE KNIGHT
TB: BRYCE DELOACH, COLE GRAHAM 2, KYLE KNIGHT 4, CHASE MUSSLEMAN
RBI: COLE GRAHAM, KYLE KNIGHT 4
FC: CHASE MUSSLEMAN
HBP: KYLE KNIGHT
SB: DALTON LYNN

Totals

Team LOB: 12

Fielding

E: BRYCE DELOACH, COLE GRAHAM, DALTON LYNN
DP: BRYCE DELOACH 2

Bryan County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
BRIAN MEYER 4 1 2 1 0 0
TERRON DIXON 0 0 0 0 0 0
GAGE HAGAN 3 0 0 0 0 0
LANDON THOMPSON 3 0 1 0 0 1
DAHLSON BROWN 3 0 0 0 0 1
JON DOWD 2 0 0 0 1 2
COLIN BROWN 3 0 1 0 0 1
CAM SMITH 3 0 0 0 0 0
CALEB JOHNS 3 1 1 0 0 2
CHASE TAYLOR 1 1 0 0 1 0
Totals 25 3 5 1 2 7
Batting

TB: LANDON THOMPSON, CALEB JOHNS, COLIN BROWN, BRIAN MEYER 2
RBI: BRIAN MEYER
SAC: TERRON DIXON
ROE: CAM SMITH, CHASE TAYLOR, BRIAN MEYER
FC: GAGE HAGAN, COLIN BROWN, BRIAN MEYER
HBP: CHASE TAYLOR, LANDON THOMPSON, DAHLSON BROWN
GIDP: CAM SMITH, DAHLSON BROWN
SB: CAM SMITH, LANDON THOMPSON, BRIAN MEYER
CS: LANDON THOMPSON

Totals

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

E: GAGE HAGAN

Toombs County

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
BROCK HARRISON 6.1 106 .660 5 3 2 7 2 0
DALTON MCBRIDE 0.2 4 .750 0 0 0 0 0 0
MARTIN STEPHENS 0.0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 7.0 110 .664 5 3 2 7 2 0
Pitching

HBP: BROCK HARRISON 3
WP: BROCK HARRISON
BK: BROCK HARRISON
Pitches-Strikes: BROCK HARRISON 106-70, DALTON MCBRIDE 4-3, MARTIN STEPHENS 0-0
Groundouts-Flyouts: BROCK HARRISON 5-2, DALTON MCBRIDE 1-0, MARTIN STEPHENS 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: BROCK HARRISON 18-30, DALTON MCBRIDE 0-1, MARTIN STEPHENS 0-0

Bryan County

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
TUCKER DYSON 5.2 110 .527 3 1 1 10 7 0
CALEB JOHNS 0.1 16 .312 0 2 2 1 2 0
COLIN BROWN 1.0 26 .423 1 2 2 1 3 1
Totals 7.0 152 .487 4 5 5 12 12 1
Pitching

HBP: TUCKER DYSON
Pitches-Strikes: TUCKER DYSON 110-58, CALEB JOHNS 16-5, COLIN BROWN 26-11
Groundouts-Flyouts: TUCKER DYSON 5-1, CALEB JOHNS 0-0, COLIN BROWN 0-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: TUCKER DYSON 15-28, CALEB JOHNS 1-3, COLIN BROWN 2-7