Bulldogs defeat Chattooga twice in a week
The Cedartown Bulldogs baseball team improved to 2-0 on the year in Thursday evening’s win over the Chattooga Indians in Summerville.
The Valentine’s Day victory was a very sweet one for the Bulldogs, who shutout the Indians 7-0.
Cedartown’s second triumph on the early season came on the heels of Monday’s 6-2 win over Chattooga. The offense and defense put together an amazing effort throughout, aiding the team to defeat the hometown team.
Scoring was opened in the second inning, as a Tyler Gosdin RBI single brought Shorter commit Easton Oxenrider around to score. The Bulldogs added another run in the third, taking a 2-0 lead after Cade Dingler crossed home plate.
In the fourth inning, Cedartown added 3 more as Corbin Cuzzort, Zane Barrow, and Carson Shelton came home. Jacob Bradshaw led off the fifth with a double, and came around to score after a Tyler Gosdin RBI double. Gosdin would score later in the inning, giving his team a 7-0 lead.
Even with the offensive fireworks on the day, Dalton Bowman’s pitching was the story of the day. The senior was given his first start of the season Monday, and it was a spectacular performance.
Bowman went 5.1 innings, allowing no runs on five hits and recording 11 strikeouts. Sophomore Camden Jackson was brought out from the bullpen in the sixth, preserving the shutout for Cedartown.
Cedartown’s pair of wins marked the early career 2-0 record for new coach Gevin Johnson as well.
The Bulldogs were supposed to have three games on their record at press time, but their game against Rockmart which would have been the Jackets’ season opener was called off due to the weather. It was rescheduled for mid-March.
A planned double header against the Coosa Eagles was also delayed due to wet weather, which put the boys back in play against Villa Rica on Feb. 19 as their next game of the early season.
Check online for updates as the Bulldogs’ season continues.
The Cedartown Bulldogs baseball team gathered for a team photo following their season opening win over Chattooga on Feb. 11.