The Toombs County High School baseball team continues to work late in the game, as the Bulldogs scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to break the tie and take Game 3 against the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets 7-4.
The series was split and Game 3 determined who took the series.
The first two innings of ball were scoreless and Bulldog Freshman Brantley Upshaw had a three up three down inning in the first and second.
Both teams scored a run in the third. JD scored a run on a RBI single by left fielder Ethan Griffin. TCHS scored a run when Senior Gray Stephens drove in Senior Chandler Lynn on an RBI single. Lynn reached on a triple.
In the top of the fourth JD scored two runs. Alex Mason reached on an error which scored a run and Trenton Clance had a RBI single.
The Bulldogs scored two in the bottom of the fifth. Senior Chase Musselman walked and both Stephens and Freshman Trayvone Harris reached on an error by the shortstop. As Harris reach on an error Musselman scored. With two down, Junior Bryson Stanley grounded into a 6-4-3 double play in which Stephens scored from third.
In the bottom of the sixth the Bulldogs scored four runs. Upshaw was HBP and Junior Kodie Cortez walked. Lynn reached on an error which scored Upshaw. Musselman hit a 2 run RBI double scoring Cortez and Lynn. Then Stephens had a RBI double scoring Musselman.
The Bulldogs allowed the Yellow Jackets one more run in the top of the seventh.
Freshman Brantley Upshaw pitched six complete innings. He allowed five hits, three runs of which one was earned, had four walks, and nine strikeouts.
Sophomore Gavin Hall picked up the win pitching the seventh. Hall gave up one walk and had a strikeout.
After the Jeff Davis series, the Bulldogs are 2-1 on the region and 10-5 overall.
The Toombs County Bulldogs will face crosstown rival the Vidalia Indians next. The first game of the series will be Monday, March 29 with the first pitch being tossed at 5:45. The game will be live on Y-101 and streamed on our YouTube page.