Bull­dogs blast Blue Devils in non-re­gion game

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

Cedar­town base­ball won last Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon’s non­re­gion con­test at Model by a fi­nal score of 10-6, and the Bull­dogs’ bats were hot early and of­ten in the vic­tory.

Scor­ing opened in the top of the sec­ond in­ning, as an RBI ground­out by Cade Din­gler brought across Ja­cob Brad­shaw. CHS would con­tinue to pour it on the fol­low­ing in­ning, ex­tend­ing their lead to 5-0 thanks to an abun­dance of drawn walks mixed in with an RBI by Jerry Sim­mons. Sim­mons, Eas­ton Ox­en­rei­der, MJ Hol­i­day, and Dal­ton Bow­man scored in the top of the third.

Model would bat­tle back in the bot­tom half of the in­ning, though, as Brody Pear­son hit a two-run homer to cut their deficit to three runs. The score would re­main 5-2 un­til the fifth in­ning, when an­other Jerry Sim­mons RBI scored Cade Din­gler. Go­ing into the fi­nal in­ning, Cedar­town led 6-2.

Af­ter the afore­men­tioned Din­gler and Brycen Cheat­wood recorded a hit and drew a walk to start out the top of the sev­enth, Grif­fin El­der came to the plate with two run­ners aboard. The ju­nior cen­ter fielder repli­cated his ef­forts in the Rock­mart game last Mon­day, once again send­ing a moon­shot past the left-field fence. The three-run blast over the wall was fol­lowed later in the in­ning as Sim­mons grounded out, but scored Ox­en­rei­der. This suc­cess­ful top of the in­ning gave the Bull­dogs a com­mand­ing 10-3 lead.

As was the story for much of the game, the scrappy Model Blue Devils re­fused to go down with­out a fight. Pace hit a three run homer with one out to bring them within four runs, but that is as close as they would get. Hol­i­day recorded the fi­nal two outs, giv­ing his team a 10-6 vic­tory.

Tyler Gos­din was the win­ning pitcher on the day, go­ing 5.2 in­nings al­low­ing 3 runs on 7 hits and no walks. He recorded six strike­outs in the tri­umph, re­main­ing un­de­feated on the year in four starts. Hol­i­day came in as a re­liever in the sixth in­ning, al­low­ing 3 runs on three hits and a walk.

For Model, start­ing Hunter Wes­sell did not make it out of the sec­ond in­ning be­fore be­ing pulled. Pear­son and Mon­teith came in as re­lief, with the lat­ter go­ing longer than any Blue Devil pitcher in last Wed­nes­day’s game.

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