Bulldogs are shutout for the 2nd straight day

When a team is hitting .200 that makes it hard to win games even when the pitching staff has a 2.05 ERA. That is the story- through 11 games- of the 2020 Toombs County Bulldogs. For the second straight day the Dawgs were shutout on a less than a handful of hits at Jacky Jones Field and by the same 3-0 score. 2A Bleckley County did it on Friday and 6A Coffee on Saturday.

Coffee junior Justin Swords pitched a complete game and allowed only three Bulldog hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Swords got ahead in the count on a consistent basis by throwing 23 first pitch strikes against the 28 Dawgs he faced.

The first Bulldog to break through with a base hit was Chase Musselman , who singled to left field with one down in the third inning. In the fourth Logan Knight singled with one down and Jason Dukes singled with two outs.

Knight- a sophomore left-hander- threw six solid innings for Toombs. He allowed seven hits and no earned runs while striking out two Trojans and walking one. In his last two outing- including two frames at Portal- Logan has not allowed an earned run.

Dukes pitched the seventh inning and yielded two hits and a run but it was unearned.

The 3-8 Bulldogs open Region 2 action on Tuesday at home against Bacon County. Game time is 5:45.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Coffee 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 9 2
Toombs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
Coffee
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Brady Skipper 4 1 1 0 0 1
Ben Lingenfelter 2 0 1 0 1 0
Logan Dale 3 2 2 0 0 0
Trevor Gruszka 3 0 1 1 0 0
Wes Lott 4 0 0 0 0 0
Hayden Weems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Swords 4 0 1 1 0 0
Lake Ables 4 0 2 0 0 0
Peyton Adams 3 0 1 0 0 0
Griffin Walker 2 0 0 0 0 1
Logan Miller 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 3 9 2 1 2
Batting

TB: Trevor Gruszka, Logan Dale 2, Brady Skipper, Lake Ables 2, Justin Swords, Ben Lingenfelter, Peyton Adams
RBI: Trevor Gruszka, Justin Swords
SAC: Logan Dale, Griffin Walker, Ben Lingenfelter
SF: Trevor Gruszka
ROE: Wes Lott 2, Logan Dale, Lake Ables
FC: Brady Skipper, Lake Ables
SB: Logan Dale
PIK: Ben Lingenfelter

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (35.29%)
Trevor Gruszka 3, Logan Dale 3, Brady Skipper, Lake Ables, Griffin Walker, Ben Lingenfelter  3

Team LOB: 10

Fielding

E: Wes Lott 2

Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Chandler Lynn 3 0 0 0 1 0
Chase Musselman 3 0 1 0 0 0
Wil Watts 3 0 0 0 0 1
Gray Stephens 3 0 0 0 0 0
Logan Knight 3 0 1 0 0 0
Trey Cloud 3 0 0 0 0 1
Jason Dukes 2 0 1 0 1 0
Foster Jones 3 0 0 0 0 0
Kodie Cortez 2 0 0 0 1 0
Gavin Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dawson Brantley 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bryson Stanley
Totals 25 0 3 0 3 2
Batting

TB: Jason Dukes, Logan Knight, Chase Musselman
ROE: Foster Jones, Gray Stephens
FC: Kodie Cortez, Foster Jones
SB: Dawson Brantley, Kodie Cortez, Gavin Hall, Chase Musselman
CS: Gray Stephens

Totals

Team QAB: 10 (35.71%)
Trey Cloud, Kodie Cortez, Jason Dukes 2, Foster Jones, Chandler Lynn 3, Chase Musselman, Gray Stephens

Team LOB: 7

Fielding

E: Kodie Cortez 3, Wil Watts

Coffee
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Justin Swords 7.0 94 .723 3 0 0 2 3 0
Totals 7.0 94 .723 3 0 0 2 3 0
Pitching

W: Justin Swords
Pitches-Strikes: Justin Swords 94-68
Groundouts-Flyouts: Justin Swords 7-9
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Justin Swords 23-28

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Logan Knight 6.0 72 .639 7 2 0 2 1 0
Jason Dukes 1.0 10 .800 2 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 7.0 82 .659 9 3 0 2 1 0
Pitching

L: Logan Knight
Pitches-Strikes: Jason Dukes 10-8, Logan Knight 72-46
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jason Dukes 0-2, Logan Knight 5-9
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jason Dukes 5-6, Logan Knight 17-28