Toombs County Bulldogs start the final week of the Region 2 schedule with an 8-5 loss at Swainsboro

The Toombs County Bulldogs entered the final week of the Region 2 season controlling their own destiny. If they swept Swainsboro in three straight games they would definitely be going to the GHSA State Playoffs. Instead the Dawgs lost game one in Swainsboro 8-5 and now they need help to qualify for the post season. Both TCHS and Metter are 8-8 with two games left to play and the Tigers have the tie-breaker advantage over the Bulldogs because they took two-out-of-three from the Dawgs.

The schedule has been changed for the rest of the TCHS/Swainsboro series because of the threat of rain on Friday. Game two will be played in Swainsboro on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and the final game will be Thursday at 5:45 in Lyons.

The Bulldogs never had a lead in the game although they had a scoring opportunity in the top of the first. Bryce Deloach led off with a single and with one down Dalton Lynn also reached on a base hit. However, the Bulldogs left them on second and third.

Swainsboro scored single runs in the first, second and third innings as the Tigers took a 3-0 lead. Tyler Brinson drove in a run with a grounder in the first, a wild pitch scored a run in the second and Brinson singled in a run in the third.

Dalton Lynn singles in a pair of runs in the 5th

Toombs County rallied in the fifth and scored three runs to tie the game at 3-all. Dalton Lynn, who went 3-for-4, singled in a pair of Dawgs on a 1-2 pitch. The third run scored on a wild pitch.

In the bottom of the fifth the Tigers pushed the lead back to three runs at 6-3. One earned run scored on a single by Brinson and on that same hit two more unearned runs scored as the ball got by the left fielder.

Dalton Lynn drives in two more Dawgs with a 6th inning single

The Bulldogs took advantage of two Tiger errors and a walk and scored two runs on a two-run single by Dalton Lynn giving him a four RBI game which cut the Swainsboro lead to 6-5. The Tigers scored their final two runs in the bottom of the sixth on a TCHS error and a sacrifice fly by Nathan Copeland.

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

Toombs County

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Bryce Deloach 4 2 1 0 1 0
Cole Graham 4 2 2 0 1 1
Dalton Lynn 4 0 3 4 0 0
Brock Harrison 2 0 0 0 2 0
Chandler Lynn 4 0 1 0 0 0
Kodie Cortez 2 0 0 0 2 1
Chase Musselman 2 0 0 0 2 0
Bryson Stanley 4 0 0 0 0 2
Trey Cloud 2 0 0 0 0 1
Foster Jones 2 1 1 0 0 1
Alex Gordy
Totals 30 5 8 4 8 6
Batting

TB: Bryce Deloach, Dalton Lynn 3, Cole Graham 2, Foster Jones, Chandler Lynn
RBI: Dalton Lynn 4
ROE: Bryce Deloach 2
FC: Brock Harrison, Chase Musselman
SB: Brock Harrison, Dalton Lynn

Totals

Team QAB: 20 (52.63%)
Brock Harrison 2, Bryce Deloach 4, Kodie Cortez 2, Dalton Lynn 2, Cole Graham 5, Chandler Lynn 2, Chase Musselman 2, Bryson Stanley

Team LOB: 12

Fielding

E: Kodie Cortez, Dalton Lynn, Chandler Lynn

Swainsboro

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Kytle Phillips 2 2 0 0 1 0
Davis Lamb 3 1 0 0 0 1
Nathan Copeland 1 2 1 1 2 0
Tyler Brinson 4 0 2 3 0 0
RJ Phillips 2 0 0 0 1 1
Kade Youmans 3 1 1 0 0 2
Kaleb Edenfield 2 0 0 0 0 2
Elijah Loyd 2 1 0 0 1 0
Deondre Jackson 3 1 1 0 0 0
King Screws
Totals 22 8 5 4 5 6
Batting

2B: Kade Youmans
TB: Deondre Jackson, Nathan Copeland, Kade Youmans 2, Tyler Brinson 2
RBI: Nathan Copeland, Tyler Brinson 3
SAC: Davis Lamb, Kaleb Edenfield
SF: Nathan Copeland
ROE: Kytle Phillips, Davis Lamb
FC: Tyler Brinson
CI: Kytle Phillips

Totals

Team QAB: 19 (61.29%)
Kytle Phillips, Davis Lamb 4, Nathan Copeland 3, RJ Phillips 2, Kade Youmans 2, Elijah Loyd 2, Kaleb Edenfield 2, Tyler Brinson 3

Team LOB: 5

Fielding

E: Davis Lamb, Elijah Loyd
DP: King Screws

Toombs County

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Cole Graham 3.0 45 .578 3 3 1 2 1 0
Dalton Lynn 3.0 72 .542 2 5 1 4 4 0
Totals 6.0 117 .556 5 8 2 6 5 0
Pitching

L: Dalton Lynn
WP: Cole Graham
Pitches-Strikes: Dalton Lynn 72-39, Cole Graham 45-26
Groundouts-Flyouts: Dalton Lynn 0-5, Cole Graham 3-3
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Dalton Lynn 8-17, Cole Graham 9-14

Swainsboro

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Kaleb Edenfield 4.2 91 .593 6 3 1 1 5 0
Nathan Copeland 2.1 55 .564 2 2 1 5 3 0
Totals 7.0 146 .582 8 5 2 6 8 0
Pitching

W: Nathan Copeland
WP: Nathan Copeland, Kaleb Edenfield
Pitches-Strikes: Nathan Copeland 55-31, Kaleb Edenfield 91-54
Groundouts-Flyouts: Nathan Copeland 1-1, Kaleb Edenfield 3-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Nathan Copeland 7-13, Kaleb Edenfield 13-25