Battling Bulldogs score 3 runs with 2 outs in the 8th to nip big school Coffee 12-11

No deficit was too big in a non-region home game against 6A Coffee for the battling Toombs County Bulldogs. Early in the contest they trailed by four runs, but then they scored four to tie it up. With two outs and nobody on base in the bottom of the eighth the Dawgs trailed 11-9 and that is when they began their thrilling comeback, scoring three runs to win 12-11 on a wild pitch. Y-101 play-by-play

The two-out rally began when number eight hitter Chase Musselman walked on four pitches and then Alex Gordy singled to center field on a 2-1 pitch. That brought up the top of the Toombs County order and every time they hit as a group the Bulldogs scored.

The game could have ended when Chandler Lynn struck out on an 0-2 pitch. However, the ball got away from the catcher and Lynn reached first loading the bases. Brock Harrison stepped to the plate having already hit two doubles and on a 2-2 pitch he smacked the ball to the shortstop. The ball took a bad bounce and Brock reached on an infield hit scoring Mussleman to cut the lead to 11-10.

Chandler Lynn scores the game-winning run in the 8th

Cole Graham worked the count to 3-1 and then for the second time he was hit by a pitch which scored pinch runner Kodi Cortez to tie the game. Bryce Deloach took a pitch out of the zone and then the second pitch to him bounced to the right of home plate and back to the fence allowing Chandler Lynn to score the game-winning run from third base with out a play at the plate.

Y-101 Story

 

After a three-up, three-down top of the first executed by starting pitcher Trey Cloud, the Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the inning. Harrison doubled with one out and Graham singled. Coffee made two errors and Dalton Lynn drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

In the top of the second the Bulldogs got the first two outs easily and then three straight walks loaded the bases. Logan Dale and Wes Lott each singled in a pair of runs as the Trojans scored six times. Coffee added one more run in the top of the third to build up a 7-3 lead.

The Bulldogs came back in the bottom of the third inning and scored four times to tie the game at 7-all. Dalton Lynn doubled in a pair of runs and Cloud singled in one. 

On the mound Brandon Dennis took over and pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed an earned run and Graham followed and worked the final five innings and yielded three earned runs with six strikeouts and one walk.

Harrison doubled in two runs in the bottom of the fourth to put Toombs County back on top 9-7. However, in the top of the fifth Coffee rallied and tied the game at 9 each with a two run frame and it could have been worse had the Bulldogs not turned a 6-4-3 double play. 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Coffee 0 6 1 0 2 0 0 2 11 13 2
Toombs County 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 3 12 8 2

Coffee

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Brady Skipper 4 1 1 2 1 1
Trevor Gruszka 3 2 1 1 1 0
Wes Lott 5 0 2 2 0 0
Justin Swords 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lake Ables 5 1 2 1 0 1
Clayton Rockett 5 1 1 0 0 0
Brayden Amerson 3 2 1 1 1 1
Garrett Overstreet 4 1 1 1 1 3
Brady Courson 3 2 2 0 1 1
Logan Dale 3 1 2 2 0 1
Griffin Walker 0 0 0 0 0 0
Devin Spivey
Tanner Hampton
Totals 35 11 13 10 5 8
Batting2B: Brayden Amerson, Lake Ables, Clayton Rockett 
TB: Trevor Gruszka, Wes Lott 2, Garrett Overstreet, Logan Dale 2, Brayden Amerson 2, Brady Courson 2, Brady Skipper, Lake Ables 3, Clayton Rockett 2 
RBI: Trevor Gruszka, Wes Lott 2, Garrett Overstreet, Logan Dale 2, Brayden Amerson, Brady Skipper 2, Lake Ables 
SAC: Brayden Amerson 
ROE: Brayden Amerson 
FC: Clayton Rockett 
HBP: Trevor Gruszka, Logan Dale 
GIDP: Wes Lott 
SB: Garrett Overstreet, Brady Courson, Brady Skipper 
TotalsTeam LOB: 7
FieldingE: Trevor Gruszka, Wes Lott 

Toombs County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Chandler Lynn 4 3 1 0 1 2
Brock Harrison 4 2 3 2 0 0
Cole Graham 3 0 1 1 0 0
Bryce Deloach 3 1 0 2 0 0
Dalton Lynn 4 1 1 3 0 0
Trey Cloud 4 0 1 1 0 3
Jason Dukes 3 0 0 0 0 1
Foster Jones 1 2 0 0 0 1
Chase Musselman 3 1 0 0 1 0
Alex Gordy 2 1 1 0 0 1
Chase Miller 1 0 0 0 0 1
Kodie Cortez 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brandon Meyer 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Dennis
Totals 32 12 8 9 2 9
Batting2B: Brock Harrison 2, Dalton Lynn 
TB: Brock Harrison 5, Trey Cloud, Dalton Lynn 2, Alex Gordy, Cole Graham, Chandler Lynn 
RBI: Brock Harrison 2, Bryce Deloach 2, Trey Cloud, Dalton Lynn 3, Cole Graham 
ROE: Brock Harrison, Bryce Deloach 
HBP: Brock Harrison, Bryce Deloach, Alex Gordy, Cole Graham 2 
SB: Brock Harrison, Bryce Deloach, Alex Gordy, Chandler Lynn 2 
CS: Trey Cloud, Kodie Cortez 
TotalsTeam LOB: 2
FieldingE: Brock Harrison, Chandler Lynn 
DP: Brock Harrison 2, Trey Cloud, Dalton Lynn, Jason Dukes, Alex Gordy 

Coffee

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Wes Lott 1.0 21 .714 2 3 0 1 0 0
Logan Dale 1.0 23 .565 2 3 3 1 0 0
Tanner Hampton 2.0 39 .513 3 3 3 1 1 0
Brayden Amerson 3.2 58 .603 1 3 0 6 1 0
Devin Spivey 0.0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 7.2 143 .580 8 12 6 9 2 0
PitchingL: Brayden Amerson 
HBP: Logan Dale 2, Brayden Amerson 2, Tanner Hampton 
WP: Logan Dale, Brayden Amerson, Devin Spivey, Tanner Hampton 
Pitches-Strikes: Wes Lott 21-15, Logan Dale 23-13, Brayden Amerson 58-35, Devin Spivey 2-0, Tanner Hampton 39-20 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Wes Lott 0-2, Logan Dale 0-2, Brayden Amerson 3-3, Devin Spivey 0-0, Tanner Hampton 3-0 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Wes Lott 4-6, Logan Dale 5-7, Brayden Amerson 12-17, Devin Spivey 0-0, Tanner Hampton 4-9 

Toombs County

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Trey Cloud 1.2 51 .431 2 6 5 1 4 0
Brandon Dennis 1.1 24 .625 3 1 1 1 0 0
Cole Graham 5.0 78 .692 8 4 3 6 1 0
Totals 8.0 153 .595 13 11 9 8 5 0
PitchingW: Cole Graham (2-1)
HBP: Trey Cloud, Cole Graham 
BK: Cole Graham 
Pitches-Strikes: Trey Cloud 51-22, Brandon Dennis 24-15, Cole Graham 78-54 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Trey Cloud 2-2, Brandon Dennis 1-2, Cole Graham 3-3 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Trey Cloud 6-12, Brandon Dennis 2-7, Cole Graham 14-24