On February 15th the Toombs County Bulldogs opened up their season losing at home to Claxton 17-5 in five innings. Two weeks to the day later the Dawgs, after wins over Jenkins and Islands, stroked 14 hits in a 13-0 five-inning win at Vidalia. The 3-1 Bulldogs have now avenged three straight losses from last year. Watch a Salaine Meadows’s slideshow
Junior D.R. Meadows had a career-best game. At the plate he led off the first and second innings with a double to left field helping the Bulldogs score five runs in the first and six in the second. Meadows drove in a run in a second at bat in the second inning with a sacrifice fly to deep left center. Meadows added a third double in the fourth driving in his second run of the game. With his 3-for-3 Meadows is 8-for-11 and batting .727. Meadows has hit five doubles this season. He hit a total of five in his first two seasons.
On the mound D.R. followed up his seven inning one-hitter versus Jenkins with a five inning one hitter against the Indians. James Warnock hit a 3-2 pitch through the left side of the Dawg infield, leading off the third, for Vidalia’s only hit. Meadows struck out eight Indians and walked two and his Dawg defense did not make an error. Lane Adams fielded a ball and stepped on second and threw to first for a double play eliminating a fourth inning walk.
In the last three games, 19 innings, the Bulldogs have not allowed an earned run and add the Bulldogs’ 8-0 junior varsity win at Vidalia on Saturday and TCHS pitching has thrown 26 straight scoreless innings.
Logan McGowan also had two hits in his first two at bats. Dalton McBride and Jordan Usher each had two hits in their last two at bats. For Usher (2-for-3) this was his first baseball action since 2014 and his first trips to the plate as a varsity Dawg.
Nick Curtis contributed two hits in his second and third plate appearances and he hit his third double of the season. With his 2-for-3 game Curtis is now 6-for-11 and is batting .545.