Bryce Deloach has been a standout baseball infielder since his Mite days at Little Fenway and as Lyons All-Star As a Toombs County Middle School Bullpup and a Toombs County Bulldog he has always made contributions to help his teams win. Deloach has been rewarded for all those years of play with the opportunity to continue his education and his baseball career at Brewton-Parker College. He officially signed with the NAIA Barons on May 14.
As a senior Bryce hit .265 with a .382 on base percentage. He hit three doubles and two triples and drove in and scored 16 runs.
Through the years with Bryce Deloach
Junior Season- 2018– At the plate Bryce closed the season with a barrage of hits. He went 12-for-his-last-33 and raised his batting average 40 points. He was a better hitter in region games than non-region games. His highlights included a 4-for-4 game at Vidalia and a 3-for-4 game against Metter at Jacky Jones Field. Bryce was named the varsity’s Most Improved Player and he was named to the Second All-Region 2 Team as a shortstop.
He went 23-for-94 (.245) with 6 doubles, 14 RBI and 18 runs scored with 4 walks and 20 strikeouts.
Bryce finished the regular season going 9-for-25 (.360).
As a pitcher he threw 17 ⅓ innings and allowed 11 earned runs with 20 strikeouts and 13 walks for a 4.44 ERA.
He threw 6 innings in a start versus Vidalia and allowed 6 hits, 4 earned runs with 7 strikeouts and 3 walks in a 6-5 win. He threw 107 pitches with 63 strikeouts. He threw 19 first pitch strikes to 35 batters.
Tossed 6 ⅔ innings and was the winning pitcher versus Swainsboro. He yielded 4 hits with 9 strikeouts and 2 walks. He threw 106 pitches and 62 strikeouts. 18-of-his 30 first pitches were strikes.
Sophomore Season- 2017- Went 3-for-22 (.136) with the varsity. Bryce scored 5 runs, drove in 2 with 5 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Deloach went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI in an 11-9 eight inning win at Banks County in the GHSA Playoffs while playing first base.
Bryce scored 3 runs and drove in 1 in the quarterfinals of the state tourney at Dodge County.
He also had a base hit, a walk and scored a run against Bacon County.
In JV action Deloach went 4-for-17 (.235) with a double, 2 RBI, 6 walks and 2 strikeouts.
He went 2-for-5 against Appling County, 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and a RBI at Vidalia and 1-for-2 with 2 walks and a runs scored in a home game against Vidalia.
Freshman Season- 2016- Bryce played B-Team baseball and went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored against Vidalia at home.
Against the Indians, on the road, Deloach went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and a RBI.
In a home start, against Metter, Bryce pitched 4 innings of shutout ball and and struck out 3 and walked 3. He was the winning pitcher in a 4-3 victory.
He went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk and 2 runs scored in a 10-6 win at Appling County and 1-for-4 against the Pirates with a RBI and a runs scored at home.
He went 1-for-1 with a RBI single against Tattnall County
Middle School Career- Deloach pitched the first 5 innings and struck out 8 Chiefs in an 12-9 win over J.R. Trippe.
Bryce pitched the first 3 ⅔ innings in TCMS’s 10-5 win over Swainsboro in the quarterfinals of the MGMSAA
Tournament. Deloach went 1-for-4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored.Bryce Deloach snags an out in the 7th in a playoff win at Dodge County
What are your best Bulldog memories as you begin your senior season?
“Definitely the Final Four run and that 12-game winning streak. It is good to always beat Vidalia. We are 6-0 on them through my high school career. Hopefully we will carry it to 9-0 this year.”
What are your goals for your senior season and for the team?
“Definitely going for a region championship and hopefully we will make it far in the playoffs. We will just have to see.”
You have always played the shortstop position. What have you been working on to get ready to play that position this season”
“Just going through the routines and going back to the fundamentals that we were taught when we were little kids. Just staying neutral. Staying ready and always wanting the ball the ball to be hit to us.”
Do you have a lot of confidence at the plate?
“Most definitely. Coming out of summer ball hitting .350 and hopefully I will carry that into to this year.”
What is your stance going to look like at the plate?
“I switched it up from last year. I am probably going to be a first pitch fastball hitter trying to whack it to left field.”