Willie Campbell singles in the game-winner in the 8th as the Bulldogs reel of their 6th straight win over Vidalia

Willie Campbell singles to center to beat the Indians in the 8th

Senior Willie Campbell came off the bench in the bottom of the eighth inning, with two outs, and lined a 3-2 pitch into center field scoring senior Noah Anderson in Toombs County’s 6-5 win over rival Vidalia in a two-hour and 40 minute game played at Jacky Jones Field in Lyons. The Dawgs have defeated the Indians six straight times over the past three seasons.

Anderson led off the eighth by walking on a 3-2 pitch. Trey Cloud laid down a bunt and reached on an error while Noah raced to third base. The Indians walked Chandler Lynn intentionally to load the bases with nobody out. After a Dawg strikeout Campell stroked his fourth hit of the season and drove in his first run of 2018.

Noah Anderson stands on home plate with the winning run

The Bulldogs had to rally in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to an extra inning. Vidalia’s Alex Sutton was hit by a pitch with one out and the bases loaded in to top of the seventh to give the Indians a 5-4 lead, A Dawg double play on a catch and a throw to third base by center fielder Dalton McBride ended the frame.

In the bottom of the seventh Chandler Lynn walked, Martin Stephens singled and Brock Harrison walked to load the bases with one out. A Cole Graham grounder to short scored Lynn to tie the game at 5-all and send it to extra innings.

Toombs County took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first. Chandler Lynn, Bryce Deloach and Martin Stephens each singled with Martin driving in the first Dawg run. Kyle Knight walked with the bases loaded to score the second run and Anderson was hit by a pitch with the bases full to put TCHS up by two runs.

Vidalia scored two runs in the second inning and one in the third to take a 4-3 lead. Toombs County tied the game in the bottom of the third. Harrison walked, Graham was hit by a pitch and Knight reached on an error scoring Brock to level the game.

There has been a definitive pattern in Toombs County’s six straight wins over Vidalia. In the games played at Greg James Field the Bulldogs have outscored the Indians 36-10 winning 13-0 in five innings in 2017, 9-1 in 2017 and 14-9 earlier this week. In the games played in Lyons each game has been decided by one single run. In 2016 the Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh on an Indian error to win 6-5. Last year TCHS had to hold on as Vidalia scored three in the top of the seventh in a 7-6 Dawg victory. And of course the trend continued in 2018 with the eighth inning victory.

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

Vidalia

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
GARRETT GILLIS 4 1 1 0 0 1
RILEY POWERS 4 0 0 0 1 1
ROPER SMITH 0 1 0 0 2 0
JAMIE RICKS 3 0 0 0 1 1
ALEX SUTTON 3 0 1 1 0 1
DAWSON RICKS 5 0 2 2 0 2
LANDRY MEAD 3 1 0 0 0 0
CARSON MCCLELLAN 1 0 0 0 0 0
TUCKER ALLMOND 4 1 2 1 0 1
MICHAEL BLOUNT 3 0 0 0 0 2
HALL GRAHAM 3 1 2 0 1 0
Totals 33 5 8 4 5 9
Batting

2B: TUCKER ALLMOND
TB: GARRETT GILLIS, ALEX SUTTON, DAWSON RICKS 2, TUCKER ALLMOND 3, HALL GRAHAM 2
RBI: ALEX SUTTON, DAWSON RICKS 2, TUCKER ALLMOND
ROE: LANDRY MEAD
FC: RILEY POWERS, JAMIE RICKS 2, LANDRY MEAD
HBP: ALEX SUTTON 2, LANDRY MEAD, TUCKER ALLMOND, HALL GRAHAM
SB: ALEX SUTTON

Totals

Team LOB: 14

Fielding

E: LANDRY MEAD, HALL GRAHAM
DP: LANDRY MEAD 2

Toombs County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
NOAH ANDERSON 1 1 0 1 1 1
WILLIE CAMPBELL 1 0 1 1 0 0
TREY CLOUD 4 0 0 0 0 2
BRYCE DELOACH 5 1 1 0 0 3
COLE GRAHAM 2 0 0 0 1 0
BROCK HARRISON 2 1 0 0 2 1
KYLE KNIGHT 2 0 0 1 1 1
CHANDLER LYNN 3 1 1 0 2 2
DALTON LYNN 0 0 0 0 0 0
DALTON MCBRIDE 3 0 0 1 0 1
CHASE MUSSLEMAN 1 0 0 0 0 0
MARTIN STEPHENS 4 2 3 1 0 1
Totals 28 6 6 5 7 12
Batting

TB: WILLIE CAMPBELL, BRYCE DELOACH, CHANDLER LYNN, MARTIN STEPHENS 3
RBI: NOAH ANDERSON, WILLIE CAMPBELL, KYLE KNIGHT, DALTON MCBRIDE, MARTIN STEPHENS
ROE: TREY CLOUD, KYLE KNIGHT
FC: COLE GRAHAM
HBP: NOAH ANDERSON, COLE GRAHAM, KYLE KNIGHT, DALTON MCBRIDE
GIDP: DALTON MCBRIDE

Totals

Team LOB: 8

Fielding

E: DALTON LYNN
DP: BRYCE DELOACH, DALTON MCBRIDE

Vidalia

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
ALEX SUTTON 5.2 109 .587 4 4 3 9 3 0
HALL GRAHAM 1.2 51 .569 2 2 1 3 4 0
Totals 7.1 160 .581 6 6 4 12 7 0
Pitching

HBP: ALEX SUTTON 3, HALL GRAHAM
WP: ALEX SUTTON
Pitches-Strikes: ALEX SUTTON 109-64, HALL GRAHAM 51-29
Groundouts-Flyouts: ALEX SUTTON 4-2, HALL GRAHAM 0-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: ALEX SUTTON 15-26, HALL GRAHAM 6-13

Toombs County

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
BRYCE DELOACH 6.0 107 .589 8 5 4 7 3 0
BROCK HARRISON 2.0 33 .515 0 0 0 2 2 0
Totals 8.0 140 .571 8 5 4 9 5 0
Pitching

HBP: BRYCE DELOACH 4, BROCK HARRISON
BK: BRYCE DELOACH
Pitches-Strikes: BRYCE DELOACH 107-63, BROCK HARRISON 33-17, MARTIN STEPHENS 0-0
Groundouts-Flyouts: BRYCE DELOACH 2-6, BROCK HARRISON 0-3, MARTIN STEPHENS 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: BRYCE DELOACH 19-35, BROCK HARRISON 3-8, MARTIN STEPHENS 0-0