Last season the Toombs County Middle School baseball team ended its season beating Metter for the league Championship. Most of the starters from that team have moved on to the high school team. However, they have been replaced by a talented group which beat Metter 5-3 in Lyons. The Bullpups also avenged a 10-0 loss to North Tattnall by traveling to Reidsville and defeating the Warriors 13-3.
In the Metter victory, TCMS raced to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Trayvone Harris walked and scored a run, Jackson Jenkins (1-for-3) doubled and scored a run, D.J. Austin (2-for-3) reached on a fielders choice and scored and Kaden Marsh (2-for-2) singled and scored,
The Bullpups scored their final run in the fourth inning, Mosley doubled and scored on an Austin single. Kipp Mosley went 2-for-3 and Sam Sapp 1-for-3 with a double.
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Jenkins pitched all five innings allowing three hits and with nine strikeouts and three walks. In the the first inning the right-hander retired the visitors three-up, three-down with two strikeouts.
Metter scored an unearned run in the second inning on two walks and a TCMS error. In the third inning he allowed a one-out double but he stranded the runner with a big two-out K.
The fourth inning was a scoreless frame for Metter with a walk, a strikeout, a ground out and a fly ball to left.
Metter scored two more runs in the fifth on a single, a double and a Bullpup error. Jenkins struck out three batters including a strike three looking to end the game.
At North Tattnall Harris went 1-for-3, Marsh walked twice, was hit by a pitch and scored a run, Gailen Wilds was hit by a pitch and scored, Jenkins went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, Austin walked and scored a run, Mosley went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored and Sapp scored a run.
Harris pitched five innings and allowed only one hit with eight strikeouts and four walks. He struck out the side in the second inning and he KO’ed two more in the third. Harris ended the game with two more strikeouts.