Entering the top of the sixth inning in a key Region 2 game at Swainsboro, the Toombs County Bulldogs were trailing the Tigers 4-0 and the Dawgs had only two hits off righty D.J. Jackson and they both belonged to senior Dalton Lynn.
Suddenly Toombs sent 11 batters to the plate and scored six times in the top of the sixth and they held on to a 6-5 victory which still gives them a chance to finish in the top four in the region which would send the Bulldogs to the GHSA State Tournament.
Toombs County is 9-8 in the region and Metter is 8-8. The Tigers have the head-to-head tie breaker advantage over the Bulldogs. So, the Bulldogs have to finish a game ahead of Metter.
Toombs will end the regular season on Thursday with a 5:45 p.m. game against Swainsboro. It will be Senior Night and five Bulldogs will be honored after the game.
Meanwhile, Metter will close out the season with a Thursday road game at Bryan County and a Friday home game against the Redskins.
Swainsboro opened up it’s four-run lead by scoring two runs in the second on a single by Davis Lamb. Gannon Thompson doubled in a run in the third inning and Jackson smacked a run scoring two-bagger in he fifth.
Bryce Deloach started the Bulldog rally in the sixth with a walk and he took second on a wild pitch. Cole Graham doubled in Deloach to score the first Bulldog run of the game.
Dalton Lynn, who went 3-for-3, also doubled and his brother Chandler singled in a run. Kodi Cortez walked and Chase Musselman was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score the third run. Chase Miller drove in a run with a grounder and the game was tied. Deloach came back up and hit a pop up which was dropped by the first baseman and two runs scored as TCHS took a 6-4 lead.
Swainsboro scored a run in the bottom of the seventh on a grounder to third by Jackson and the game came to a sudden end when Graham from his catchers position threw out a Tiger at second base for the third out.