Bulldogs start slow but finish strong in a 3-2, 8 inning victory over Bacon County

The Toombs County Bulldogs made four errors in the first three inning and didn’t have a hit until the sixth, but still they found a way to beat Bacon County 3-2 in eight innings at Jacky Jones Field in Lyons. Both teams are 1-1 in Region 2 and they will play the third game of their series on Friday at 7 p.m. in Alma. Y-101 play-by-play

Freshman Kodie Cortez, who was moved up in the batting order from ninth to fifth due to his hot bat, singled in the game-winning run with the bases loaded and nobody out in the extra inning. The freshman was facing right-handed reliever Jacob Smith who throws side arm. His first three pitches were nowhere close to the strike zone. The next two dropped in to load the count and on the next pitch the right-handed hitter singled up the middle. Kodie went 1-for-3 with a walk. He hit into a double play in the sixth inning which brought in a run to put the Bulldogs up 2-1.

In the top of the seventh starting pitcher Chase Musselman retired the first two Raiders on a strikeout and a pop up to Brock Harrison at short. Number three hitter Adam Newberry was Bacon’s last chance to extend the game and he jumped on a 1-0 pitch and hit it over the center field fence, some 360 feet from home plate, to tie the game at 2-all.

The Bulldogs’ misplays set up the Raiders with numerous scoring opportunities. Bacon scored an unearned run in the second, but Musselman stranded Raiders at second and third base in the first and second and a runner at third in the third inning.

The Bulldogs didn’t have a base runner until the third inning off right-handed starter Bennett Arney. Musselman and Chase Miller each walked and with one down and Chandler Lynn grounded out to the first baseman to bring home Musselman to tie the game at 1.

The Bulldogs first hit of the game came in the sixth inning when Cole Graham led off with a double. Dalton Lynn singled on an 0-2 pitch and later in the inning Bryce Deloach doubled on an 0-2 pitch.

Graham also crushed a double in the eighth to put runners on second and third. On defense he senior catcher caught a difficult pop up in foul territory and he tagged out a runner at home plate in the fourth denying Bacon the lead in a 1-1 game. With a runner at third and one down, Chase Kirkland hit a fly ball to right. Trey Cloud caught the ball and threw the ball to the plate, just slightly up the third base line. Graham caught the ball, absorbed some contact from Cooper Brown and held onto the ball for the third out of the inning.

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Chase Musselman

On the mound Musselman pitched 7 1/3 innings and allowed five hits and one earned run with four strikeouts and five walks. Dalton Lynn was the winning pitcher after getting the final two outs of the eighth on a ground out and a strikeout.

Bacon County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Mason Mikell 4 0 1 0 0 1
Wes Livingston 4 0 0 0 0 0
Adam Newberry 4 1 2 1 0 0
Caleb Houston 2 0 0 0 2 1
Jake Elrod 3 0 0 0 0 1
Bennett Arney 2 0 0 0 0 0
Skyler Ivey 1 0 1 0 1 0
Trey Thomas 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cooper Brown 3 1 0 0 1 1
Jacob Smith 3 0 1 0 1 1
Chase Kirkland 2 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 28 2 5 2 5 5
BattingHR: Adam Newberry 
TB: Adam Newberry 5, Jacob Smith, Mason Mikell, Skyler Ivey 
RBI: Adam Newberry, Chase Kirkland 
SAC: Jake Elrod 
SF: Chase Kirkland 
ROE: Cooper Brown, Jake Elrod, Mason Mikell 
FC: Cooper Brown 
GIDP: Bennett Arney 
TotalsTeam QAB: 17 (48.57%) 
Adam Newberry 2, Bennett Arney, Caleb Houston 3, Chase Kirkland, Cooper Brown, Jacob Smith 2, Jake Elrod, Mason Mikell 2, Skyler Ivey 2, Wes Livingston 2 

Team LOB: 8
FieldingE: Chase Kirkland 
DP: Jacob Smith, Jake Elrod 
 

Toombs County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Chandler Lynn 4 0 0 1 0 1
Brock Harrison 3 1 0 0 1 0
Cole Graham 4 0 2 0 0 1
Dalton Lynn 2 0 1 0 2 0
Kodie Cortez 3 0 1 1 1 0
Bryce Deloach 2 0 1 0 0 0
Chase Musselman 2 1 0 0 1 0
Chase Miller 1 0 0 0 1 1
Alex Gordy 1 0 0 0 0 0
Foster Jones 2 0 0 0 0 0
Trey Cloud 1 0 0 0 0 1
Bryson Stanley 0 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 25 3 5 2 6 4
Batting2B: Bryce Deloach, Cole Graham 2 
TB: Bryce Deloach 2, Kodie Cortez, Dalton Lynn, Cole Graham 4 
RBI: Kodie Cortez, Chandler Lynn 
SAC: Bryce Deloach 
ROE: Brock Harrison 
GIDP: Kodie Cortez 
TotalsTeam QAB: 19 (59.38%) 
Brock Harrison 2, Bryce Deloach 2, Kodie Cortez 3, Dalton Lynn 3, Alex Gordy, Cole Graham 3, Chandler Lynn, Chase Miller 2, Chase Musselman 2 

Team LOB: 5
FieldingE: Brock Harrison, Dalton Lynn, Chase Miller, Chase Musselman 
DP: Trey Cloud, Dalton Lynn, Cole Graham, Chase Miller 

Bacon County

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Bennett Arney 3.0 65 .477 0 1 1 1 5 0
Skyler Ivey 4.0 60 .683 4 2 1 3 1 0
Jacob Smith 0.0 6 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 7.0 131 .573 5 3 2 4 6 0
PitchingL: Skyler Ivey 
Pitches-Strikes: Bennett Arney 65-31, Jacob Smith 6-3, Skyler Ivey 60-41 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Bennett Arney 7-1, Jacob Smith 0-0, Skyler Ivey 6-2 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Bennett Arney 8-14, Jacob Smith 0-1, Skyler Ivey 12-17 
 

Toombs County

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Chase Musselman 7.1 111 .604 5 2 1 4 5 1
Dalton Lynn 0.2 8 .750 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 8.0 119 .613 5 2 1 5 5 1
PitchingW: Dalton Lynn 
WP: Chase Musselman 
Pitches-Strikes: Dalton Lynn 8-6, Chase Musselman 111-67 
Groundouts-Flyouts: Dalton Lynn 0-0, Chase Musselman 3-13 
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Dalton Lynn 1-2, Chase Musselman 18-33