Bulldog Baseball Loses 9 Inning Heartbreaker to Coffee County

Lyons, GA. – March 1, 2023 | Coach Derek James

On Tuesday night, the Toombs County Bulldog Baseball team lost a heartbreaker to Coffee County in a game that ended in a 9 inning, 7-6 defeat. The Bulldogs led the Trojans by three runs heading into the bottom of the 7th inning, but Coffee County strung together a few hits to score three runs in the inning to tie the game 6-6. The Trojans would inevitably pull out the win in the ninth when Zaelyn Smith singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. The Bulldogs couldn’t find a way to answer in the bottom half of the inning.

In the first inning, the Bulldogs got their offense started with a Will Watts two run bomb over the left field fence. The Dogs would add three more runs in the second inning with Jackson Jenkins, Dawson Brantley, and Brantley Upshaw all moving runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

The  Bulldogs collected 13 hits on the day.  Upshaw, Jenkins, and Tucker Braddy all managed multiple hits. Upshaw led the Dawgs with three hits in five at bats.

Ryder Sears took the loss for Toombs County Bulldogs. The lefthander allowed three hits and one run over two innings, striking out one and walking one. Jackson Jenkins, Tucker Braddy, and Lucas O’Conner all made appearances on the mound for the Bulldgs.

The Bulldogs fall to 2 -6 on the year but are are back in action on Thursday afternoon as they square off against the Swainsboro Tigers at home.