Jeremy Beasley’s Toombs County Bulldog Career
|2012||2.70||3 – 3||59.2||50||34||23||16||50||.219|
|2013||3.46||3 – 2||30.3||31||20||15||15||33||.248|
|2014||1.58||7 – 4||79.2||65||34||18||26||107||.215|
Bulldogs sweep Canes
TCHS back in the Elite 8
The Toombs County Bulldogs swept Fitzgerald 12-5 and 8-6, at Jacky Jones, in the second round of the GHSA State Tournament advancing them to the Elite 8 in Double A for the first time since 2010.
Game 2- Beasley was the starting and winning pitcher. He struck out nine, walked eight and yielded five hits and six earned runs. Braddock pitched an inning and did not allow a hit while walking one and striking out a batter.
Bulldogs sweep Canes
The Dublin Irish scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the first inning. However, after that frame the Toombs County Bulldogs outscored the Irish 17-1 as they won their first round GHSA State Playoff series 5-3 and 12-1 in five innings in Dublin. The Bulldogs will play host to Fitzgerald in the second round. The fourth seeded Purple Hurricanes knocked off number one seeded Bleckley County 5-3 and 2-1 in eight innings in Cochran.
James Ethredge was the winning pitcher in game one. The junior improved his record to 8-1 with his eighth complete game. He did not allow an earned run and only yielded six hits with nine strikeouts and a walk. Jeremy Beasley pitched five innings of three hit ball in game two. He improved his record to 2-1 while striking out three batters and walking two. The only run was scored on a solo homer over the left field fence by Ty Mullis, with two down, which tied the game at 1-all in the third. Ethredge and Beasley, combined, only allowed one earned run in 12 innings dropping the Bulldogs’ team ERA for the season to 1.77.
Bulldogs nip Indians in 12 innings
In a game full of twists and turns with plenty of frustrating moments, the Toombs County Bulldogs finally pulled out a 12 inning 7-6 home victory over rival Vidalia when Hunter Braddy singled to center field, with the bases loaded, to drive in pinch runner Chris Mobley.
In regulation time, the Indians scored a run in the second and two in the third to take a 3-0 lead. The Bulldogs scored two in the second on a RBI single by James Ethredge (3-for-5) and a sacrifice fly by Cody Dowd. TCHS surged into a 6-3 lead with a four run fourth. Christian Moore (2-for-6) stroked his first of two doubles, Bailey Salter (2-for-5) singled, and Braddy (3-for-3) hit a sacrifice fly and Ethredge singled in a run.
Vidalia battled back and tied the game at 6-all. The Indians scored two runs in the fifth and Blake Corbitt singled in a run, with two in the sixth, to set up the extra inning extravaganza.
The Bulldogs had a runner thrown out at home to end the eighth inning. They stranded runners on second and third in the ninth and left the bases loaded in the tenth.
Bulldogs save best for Senior Day
The Toombs County Bulldogs have a history of playing well and winning their Senior Day game and they did it again with a 4-0 shutout of Tattnall County. TCHS has won five of it’s last six home finales.
The shutout by sophomore Jeremy Beasley was the Bulldogs first of the season. The right-hander allowed only three hits- one single to open up the game by Andrew Waters and two singles in the sixth by Nick Odum and Cody Boyett. Jeremy left two runners on base in the first inning and got the final two outs of the sixth to strand the bases loaded. He retired 13 in a row from the first through the fifth and struck out four batters and walked two.
His strikeout to walk ratio ends up 50 to 16- slightly better than 3 to 1. Jeremy’s third seven inning compete game wrapped up a season in which he pitched 59 2/3 innings and allowed 50 hits and went 3-3. He took two tough losses in which he pitched complete games. Beasley lost a game at Long County 2-0 even though he didn’t allow an earned run on four hits with seven strikeouts and no walks and he had a 4-3 lead going to the bottom of the seventh at Jeff Davis prior to the Yellow Jackets comeback, walk-off victory.
Another Bad Friday for the Bulldogs
For the second straight Friday the Toombs County Bulldogs took a 4-3 lead in to the seventh inning and lost a Region 2 game. The Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets tied the game in the seventh on a RBI double in to the left field corner by William Browning and then completed the comeback when left handed hitting first baseman Drew Johns hit a three-run homer over the right field fence giving Jeff Davis a 7-4 home, walk-off victory. A Bulldog error helped set the table when leadoff hitter Kristopher Kirkland reached on a pop up near the first base bag. Last Friday the Bulldogs had a 4-3 lead going to the top of the seventh and ended up losing to Vidalia 7-6 in eight innings.
The Bulldogs led most of this game which was plagued by defensive miscues by both teams. Brandon Driggers hit a grounder in the first inning that tallied the Dawgs an unearned run. TCHS starting pitcher Jeremy Beasley kept the Yellow Jackets off the scoreboard until the fourth inning when Browning was hit by a pitch and Kolby Land followed by blasting a fastball over the left field fence to put JD up 2-1.
Beasley pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed seven hits with five strikeouts and just one walk. However, for the second straight start he took a tough loss to drop to 2-3 on his sophomore season. Beasley pitched seven innings at Long County and did not allow an earned run and still wound up a 2-1 loser.
Buxton goes 4-for-4 against Dawgs
In June Appling County’s Byron Buxton is projected to be one of the top choices in the Major League Baseball Draft. Prior to that he is helping to lead his Pirates to a so-far undefeated season. In a Region 2 game in Baxley Buxton went 4-for-4 with three singles and a double and he scored three runs including the Pirates final tally in a 10-0 five inning victory. Appling scored four unearned runs in the first inning and five in the second.
The Bulldogs had just one hit off lefty Josh Deen. Jeremy Beasley reached on an infield hit with two out in the fourth inning. The Bulldogs only other base runner was Berry Aldridge, who walked to open up the game.
Beasley pitched two innings in relief and allowed just one hit, to Buxton, who lead off the third with a single in to right. Jeremy struck out Kyle Miller to strand Buxton in that frame. Miller went 2-for-3 and doubled in two runs in the first and singled in two in the second. Beasley hit the first batter in the fourth and then retired the next three Pirates. Aldridge robbed Gage Patton off a hit by making a diving catch for the first out in right field. Gunner Sellers flied out to James Ethredge in left and Beasley struck out Zack Smith to end his stint.
Dawgs come up one short at Long
The Toombs County Bulldogs came up one run short in a 2-1 loss at Long County. The Blue Tide scored two unearned runs in the second inning on a hit batsmen, an error and a two-run double by pitcher Shawn Mills.
Jeremy Beasley threw seven innings and allowed four hits- two were infield hits in the fifth in which the Bulldogs recorded the third out at home plate. Beasley struck out nine batters and didn’t walk a single Blue Tider. Longs’ second hit was eliminated in a run down between first and second. Mills pitched six innings for Long and he struck out three, walked one and hit one.
Bulldogs wait until the 7th to beat Long
The Toombs County Bulldogs spent 6 1/2 innings either trailing or tied with visiting Long County. However, in their final at bat the young Bulldogs conjured up their first come-from-behind 7-6 win. With one down and a runner at second, Efrain Quinterro (2-for-3 with 2 RBI’s) singled over the head of the second baseman to drive in pinch runner Austin Cartier. Trey Wingate walked and Bailey Salter (2-for-3) singled to left to load the bases with one down. Sophomore second baseman Hunter Braddy, from the leadoff position, then engaged in an one-on-one duel with relief pitcher John Christiansen in a righty, righty match up.
Jeremy Beasley pitched a scoreless seventh with two strikeouts for his second victory of the week. Berry Aldridge went 2-for-3 and doubled in a run in the third inning and he made a sliding catch way up the first baseline on a pop up in foul territory.
Bulldogs earn first victory
A game after being no-hit and shutout by Pierce County, the Toombs County Bulldogs spent a Sunday working on their hitting approach and a Monday stroking nine hits and scoring in double-digits for the first time this season in a 10-6 win at Metter.
Another key ingredient in the Dawg victory was a fifth quality start in five games by a sophomore pitcher. Jeremy Beasly pitched his first varsity seven inning complete game allowing six hits with 11 strikeouts and just one walk. Beasley had to pitch around some Bulldog errors and allowed only thee earned runs.
Freshmen pitchers, veteran hitters lead TCHS in Metter
It isn’t easy to lower a team earned run average when it is less than one. However, in a 4-1 victory at Metter two Toombs County freshmen pitchers combined on a five-hitter in which the only Tiger run scored was an unearned run in the sixth. That lowered the Bulldogs’ team ERA from .70 to .52 through four games. Y-101 Story
James Ethredge, who pitched a scoreless seventh inning against Metter on Saturday, threw five quality innings in his first varsity start. He left runners on second and third in the first and second inning and struck out five, walked two and allowed four hits. Jeremy Beasley, in his varsity debut, pitched the sixth and seventh and allowed two hits with three strikeouts. Metter’s Pete Nagel, who signed as a pitcher with the University of Georgia in November, took the loss even though he tossed three innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts and two walks.
The Bulldogs had only five hits but they made most of them count. Berry Aldridge (1-for-4) stroked the biggest one, a two-run double in to left center that put the Bulldogs up 2-0 in the third. Evan Adams (1-for-3) doubled off the third base bag in the sixth and scored on Josh Allen’s sacrifice fly. Blake Butcher (1-for-3) singled to right field with the Metter infield playing in to drive in Patrick Craft who walked to lead off the seventh. Craft walked three straight times after flying out to left in the first inning. Brandon Driggers also singled to the opposite field for his first varsity