Fitzgerald ends his Toombs County Bulldog coaching career with his 237th victory

Kevin Hill was the TCHS athletic director when coach Brian Fitzgerald was hired
The Bulldogs get ready for their final game of 2018

One trait of a Brian Fitzgerald coached team over his 14 years as the head man of the program is they play their best ball at the end of the season. Last years team reeled off 12 straight wins in the regular season and the playoffs. The 2018 Bulldogs also finished strong winning four in a row and five out of their last six including Fitzgerald’s final game as the head coach of the Dawgs. Sophomore Trey Cloud pitched a complete-game four-hitter allowing an earned run with five strikeouts and one walk as the Toombs County ended the season with a 6-1 win over Southeast Bulloch at Jacky Jones Field in Lyons.

For Fitzgerald it was his 237th career victory as his final team rallied for an 11-16 record and 6-8 in Region 2 play.

The lefty Trey Cloud threw a gem to end the season

Cloud gave up singles in the first and third and didn’t yield a run until two were down in the top of the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly.

Martin Stephens with coach Fitzgerald

The Bulldogs scored single runs in the first and second innings. Senior Martin Stephens singled in a run in the first in his final Bulldog game. In the second Stephens hit a grounder which was misplayed by the shortstop scoring the second Bulldog run.

In a four-run fifth Cloud was hit by a pitch, with the bases loaded, scoring the first run. Chandler Lynn walked with the bases still juiced to make it 4-0. Bryce Deloach singled to left scoring two more TCHS runs.

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Southeast Bulloch 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 2
Toombs County 1 1 0 0 4 0 X 6 4 3

Southeast Bulloch

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
BAILEY 3 0 1 0 0 1
DELOACH 3 1 0 0 1 2
MINICK 2 0 0 1 0 0
BURGIN 3 0 0 0 0 0
RIGDON 4 0 1 0 0 0
KARR 3 0 1 0 0 0
WALKER 3 0 0 0 0 1
WILLIAMS 2 0 0 0 0 0
RAURKS 4 0 1 0 0 1
Totals 27 1 4 1 1 5
Batting

2B: KARR
TB: BAILEY, RIGDON, KARR 2, RAURKS
RBI: MINICK
SAC: KARR
SF: MINICK
ROE: MINICK, BURGIN, WILLIAMS
FC: BURGIN, KARR
HBP: WILLIAMS

Totals

Team LOB: 9

Fielding

E: BAILEY 2

Toombs County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
NOAH ANDERSON
WILLIE CAMPBELL 0 2 0 0 3 0
TREY CLOUD 2 1 0 1 0 0
BRYCE DELOACH 3 1 1 2 0 0
COLE GRAHAM 3 0 0 0 0 0
BROCK HARRISON 3 1 1 0 0 0
KYLE KNIGHT 2 1 1 0 1 1
CHANDLER LYNN 3 0 0 1 1 0
DALTON LYNN
DALTON MCBRIDE 3 0 0 0 0 2
MARTIN STEPHENS 4 0 1 1 0 0
Totals 23 6 4 5 5 3
Batting

2B: BROCK HARRISON
TB: BRYCE DELOACH, BROCK HARRISON 2, KYLE KNIGHT, MARTIN STEPHENS
RBI: TREY CLOUD, BRYCE DELOACH 2, CHANDLER LYNN, MARTIN STEPHENS
SAC: DALTON MCBRIDE
ROE: BRYCE DELOACH, MARTIN STEPHENS
FC: TREY CLOUD
HBP: TREY CLOUD, BRYCE DELOACH, COLE GRAHAM, BROCK HARRISON
SB: KYLE KNIGHT

Totals

Team LOB: 9

Fielding

E: NOAH ANDERSON, BRYCE DELOACH, KYLE KNIGHT

Southeast Bulloch

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
DELOACH 4.2 83 .542 3 4 2 2 3 0
MINICK 0.1 19 .368 1 2 2 0 2 0
#11 1.0 14 .714 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 6.0 116 .534 4 6 4 3 5 0
Pitching

HBP: DELOACH 3, MINICK
Pitches-Strikes: DELOACH 83-45, MINICK 19-7, #11 14-10
Groundouts-Flyouts: DELOACH 7-4, MINICK 1-0, #11 1-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: DELOACH 14-25, MINICK 2-5, #11 2-3

Toombs County

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
TREY CLOUD 7.0 103 .689 4 1 1 5 1 0
Totals 7.0 103 .689 4 1 1 5 1 0
Pitching

W: TREY CLOUD
HBP: TREY CLOUD
Pitches-Strikes: TREY CLOUD 103-71, BROCK HARRISON 0-0, MARTIN STEPHENS 0-0
Groundouts-Flyouts: TREY CLOUD 6-9, BROCK HARRISON 0-0, MARTIN STEPHENS 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: TREY CLOUD 22-31, BROCK HARRISON 0-0, MARTIN STEPHENS 0-0