One 8th inning run propels Tattnall over Toombs in the 2020 season opener

Its not something you want to have a lot of experience doing. Pitching in 1-0 baseball games when you are on the losing side. Unfortunately, Toombs County right-handed junior Chase Musselman went through that ordeal in 2019. He lost 1-0 game to Metter-in Lyons- and the only run scored was unearned.

Chase may have had flashbacks in his mind to that game at some point in time during the first game of the 2020 regular season and the last home opener in the 53 year history of Jacky Jones Field. 

Musselman and his mound opponent Tattnall County’s Kennedy each were on their game. Kennedy pitched 5 1/3 innings of shutout ball and allowed only one  hit. He struck out 12 Bulldogs and walked two. Musselman stretched it for six innings and he didn’t allow a run. Chase allowed two hits with six strikeouts and four walks. Both starting pitchers were playing in the field when the game was decided in the eighth inning as the Warriors pushed across a run for a 1-0 victory.

With one down in the top of the eight Connor Durrence doubled to left and scored when the next batter- Kirkland Purcell singled to right field off reliever Trey Cloud.

The Bulldogs only had one hit and that was a fifth inning single to left field- with two down- by freshman right fielder Will Watts.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Tattnall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1
Toombs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Tattnall County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Kaleb Kennedy 3 0 0 0 1 1
Ethan Deloach 2 0 0 0 1 1
Aiden Willis 4 0 1 0 0 1
Nick McCall 3 0 0 0 1 1
Brent Leggett 4 0 1 0 0 0
Conner Durrance 3 1 1 0 0 0
Kirkland Purcell 2 0 2 1 2 0
Justin Anderson 4 0 1 0 0 2
Brennen Bratcher 4 0 1 0 0 2
Thomas Deloach 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johntavious Manning 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tay Black
Raliegh Waters
Totals 29 1 7 1 5 8
Batting

2B: Conner Durrance, Justin Anderson
TB: Aiden Willis, Brent Leggett, Conner Durrance 2, Kirkland Purcell 2, Justin Anderson 2, Brennen Bratcher
RBI: Kirkland Purcell
SAC: Ethan Deloach, Conner Durrance
ROE: Kaleb Kennedy, Conner Durrance
SB: Brent Leggett, Kirkland Purcell
PIK: Kirkland Purcell

Totals

Team QAB: 17 (47.22%)
Kaleb Kennedy 2, Ethan Deloach 3, Aiden Willis, Nick McCall 3, Brent Leggett, Conner Durrance 2, Kirkland Purcell 3, Justin Anderson, Brennen Bratcher

Team LOB: 11

Fielding

E: Kirkland Purcell

Toombs County
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Kodie Cortez 3 0 0 0 0 3
Chase Musselman 3 0 0 0 1 1
Gray Stephens 4 0 0 0 0 3
Bryson Stanley 3 0 0 0 0 1
Trey Cloud 3 0 0 0 0 2
Jason Dukes 2 0 0 0 1 1
Alex Gordy 3 0 0 0 0 1
Logan Knight 2 0 0 0 1 1
Wil Watts 2 0 1 0 1 1
Foster Jones
Totals 25 0 1 0 4 14
Batting

TB: Wil Watts
SAC: Kodie Cortez
ROE: Alex Gordy

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (40.00%)
Trey Cloud, Kodie Cortez 2, Jason Dukes, Alex Gordy, Logan Knight, Chase Musselman 3, Gray Stephens, Wil Watts 2

Team LOB: 6

Fielding

E: Kodie Cortez, Chase Musselman
DP: Gray Stephens

Tattnall County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Kaleb Kennedy 5.1 91 .626 1 0 0 12 2 0
Ethan Deloach 0.2 8 .750 0 0 0 1 0 0
Brent Leggett 2.0 32 .531 0 0 0 1 2 0
Totals 8.0 131 .611 1 0 0 14 4 0
Pitching

W: Brent Leggett
Pitches-Strikes: Kaleb Kennedy 91-57, Ethan Deloach 8-6, Brent Leggett 32-17
Groundouts-Flyouts: Kaleb Kennedy 1-3, Ethan Deloach 1-0, Brent Leggett 2-3
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Kaleb Kennedy 8-20, Ethan Deloach 1-2, Brent Leggett 4-8

Toombs County
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Chase Musselman 6.0 92 .609 3 0 0 5 4 0
Trey Cloud 2.0 35 .629 4 1 1 3 1 0
Totals 8.0 127 .614 7 1 1 8 5 0
Pitching

L: Trey Cloud
Pitches-Strikes: Trey Cloud 35-22, Chase Musselman 92-56
Groundouts-Flyouts: Trey Cloud 0-2, Chase Musselman 4-8
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Trey Cloud 4-10, Chase Musselman 14-26