Bull­dogs de­feat Chat­tooga twice in a week

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - By Lo­gan Mad­dox lo­ganseth­mad­[email protected]

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.

/ Con­trib­uted

The Cedar­town Bull­dogs baseball team gath­ered for a team photo fol­low­ing their sea­son open­ing win over Chat­tooga on Feb. 11.

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