Lyons, GA. – April 6, 2023 | Coach Derek James
On Wednesday, the Toombs County Bulldogs made the short road trip to Greg James Field in Vidalia for games two and three of their region series against the Indians. The Bulldogs beat the Indians the night before in late inning, comeback fashion to get a much needed win in game one in the series.
In game one on the doubleheader, Toombs County built a four-run lead heading into the bottom seventh inning on a few timely hits and key defensive plays. The Dawgs would have to hold off a late charge by the Indians after they found a way to score 4 runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game 4-4.
Dawson Brantley was the Toombs County Bulldog that broke the tie in the top of the eighth inning singling on a 0-1 count to score a run to give the Bulldogs the 5-4 lead and eventual win.
Toombs County fired up the offense in the second inning when Ryder Sears hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring a run. The Bulldogs would add another run on Brantley Upshaw’s solo homerun in the fifth inning and tack on two more runs in the sixth.
Tucker Braddy would get the win for Toombs County. The right-hander came in relief pitching one and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out one and walking zero. Lucas O’Conner started the game for the Dawgs and had a great outing. The righty lasted six and a third innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out four Indians.
In game three of the series (game two of the doubleheader), the Bulldogs struggled to get their offense going and was easily dispatched by the Indians, 11-2.
In the second inning, the Bulldogs took the lead when Tucker Braddy grounded out, scoring one run. Unfortunately this was about all Toombs County could manage to put on the board in the game.
Gavin Hall was on the mound for the Dawgs. The righty allowed five hits and eight runs over four and a third innings, striking out one and walking one. Jesus Quintero threw one and two-thirds innings in relief.
Toombs County collected six hits in the game with Kipp Mosley and Will Watts managing multiple hits.
The Bulldogs are back in action next Tuesday as they continue region play at home versus Brantley County. Game time is set for 5:45 PM.