The Toombs County junior varsity baseball team played a solid three-plus innings, at Vidalia, opening up an 8-0 lead and holding the Indians to just one hit while making no errors in a game that was stopped by lightening with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning. The game will not completed or re-played.
Sophomore lefty Trey Cloud pitched 3 1/3 innings of shutout ball striking out two batters and walking two. On offense six different Bulldogs had at least a hit against for Vidalia pitchers.
Cloud retired the first four Indians which he faced on a pair of strikeouts and two pop ups. After a one-out walk, the two Lynns each caught a ball in the air to end the second inning. In the third Cloud induced back-to-back ground ball outs prior to yielding Vidalia’s only hit on a blooper to left. Catcher Jadon Carroll threw out an Indian trying to steal second to end the inning. In the fourth Trey walked a batter and then recorded the final out of the game on a grounder back to the mound.
In the top of the first inning Chandler Lynn singled, Chase Musselman walked and Cloud reached on a bunt hit to load the bases. Carroll walked to bring home the first run, Musselman scored on an error by the third baseman and Cloud scored on a wild pitch.
In the third inning Dalton Lynn reached on a single and scored to make it 4-0. Musselman and Cloud walked and Carroll singled to load the bases in the fourth inning. TCHS scored a run on an error and another on a bases load walk by Alex Gordy to push the lead to 6-0. Brandon Dennis singled to left to score the seventh run and Dalton Lynn touched the plate after a pass ball to make it 8-0.
“We had a lot of good at bats,” junior varsity coach Hunter Adams said. “Trey Cloud was 2-for-2 with a beautiful bunt with runners on first and second. Chase Musselman ripped a hit against them as well. We played really good defense. Dalton Lynn made a heck of a play running back from his shortstop position, catching a fly ball over the shoulder in left field. He also stayed down on a throw down with a Vidalia Indian stealing second and Jadon Carroll threw him out and Dalton got cleated by the runner but held on to the ball for the out. Trey Cloud gave up one hit and it was a soft bloop hit. We played well as a team and took what was given in each at bat by walking or not chasing the pitcher out of the zone and only swinging at strikes. Still need to work on being productive when we get runners in scoring position with less than two outs.” The Bulldogs could have scored more than eight runs as they left nine runners on base.