D.R. Meadows and Nick Curtis open 2019 with impressive performances

D.R. Meadows and Nick Curtis were Toombs County Bulldog teammates in 2016. In a late season home game against Brantley County Curtis pitched a compete game seven-hitter and struck out eight batters with no walks in a 3-2 win. Meadows went 1-for-3 reaching on an infield hit in the third inning and he scored the game-winning run on a George Lucke sacrifice fly.

Nick Curtis pitched seven innings of seven-hit ball with eight strikeouts and no walks in 2016
D.R. Meadows, who reached on an infield hit, slides into second in the third inning

The two former Bulldogs each opened their sophomore seasons in college with impressive performances. On Friday- in Mount Vernon- Curtis started Brewton-Parker’s regular season opener and he threw four innings against Rio Grande allowing three hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

Rio Grande won the game 1-0 scoring the only run in the fourth inning on a Baron error. Michael Rodriguez reached on a two-out walk and scored when freshman Clayton Surrell’s bunt was thrown away for an error.

The Barons also lost the other two games in the series by scores of 13-3 and 18-1.

2019 South Georgia State Hawks

On Saturday Meadows and the South Georgia State Hawks opened up the season playing a doubleheader in Gainesville, Florida against Santa Fe College. D.R. batted third in both games and went a combined 4-for-7 with a double.

In game one D.R. went 1-for-3 in a 4-0 Hawk loss. D.R. had one of his team’s three hits which was South Georgia’s only extra base hit- a sixth inning, two-out double. Earlier Meadows stuck out swinging on a two-strike pitch in the first inning and he also struck out swinging in the fourth inning on a 2-2 pitch.

In the second game Santa Fe won 6-4. D.R. went 3-for-4 with three singles and he reached on an error. Meadows singled in the first inning-  with one out and a runner on first base- on a 2-1 pitch.

In the third inning Meadows came to the plate with two-outs and a runner on first. He singled on a 0-1 pitch. South Georgia did not take advantage of either scoring opportunity and trailed 2-0 going to the bottom of the third inning.

In the top of the fourth- trailing 3-0- the Hawks rallied and scored three runs to tie the game. With two-outs and runners on first and second, Meadows reached on an error and a run scored to tie the game.

D.R. singled in the seventh inning on an 0-1 pitch. SGA scored a run to cut the lead to 6-4. However, the game ended with D.R. at third base as the Hawks made the final two outs on a strikeout and a line drive.