Flooding rain and Spring Break did nothing to prevent the Bulldogs from playing ball last week. They played Clarkrange on April 4th and a double header against Mt. Juliet Christian on April 5th. In the past two weeks, the team has stepped up their hitting, fielding and their teamwork. One can see this demonstrated in each player’s and the team’s overall stats but also in the player’s faces. The Bulldogs are pumped.
On April 4th, the Bulldogs lost 8-10 to Clarkrange. Overall, they had a good day at the plate and in the field, leaving only a few players on the bases and making only one error. They got eight runs on thirteen hits: five in the third and three in the seventh. #3 Spencer Tuck started the five-run rally in the third inning with a double to center field. Tuck advanced to third base on a single by #5 Skylar Holden. Holden advanced to second and Tuck scored on a ground ball to third base by #23 Bailey Chapman.
Holden scored on a line drive double to left field by #22 Brince Crouch. Crouch moved to third on a single by #10 Nick Deckard. Deckard stole second and third while Crouch stole home on a strike, a ball and a sacrifice ground ball by #17 Mayson Hewitt. #20 Dustin Bergdorff walked to first and advanced to second on a single to right field by #15 Alex Mullinex, then stole third. Mullinex advanced to second and Dustin Bergdorff scored the fifth of a five-run rally on a single to center field by his brother #1 Justin Bergdorff.
The Bulldogs scored another three runs at the top of the seventh inning. #22 Brince Crouch started it off with a single to right field. Crouch stole second on a foul ball and scored on an RBI double to right field by #10 Nick Deckard. Deckard stole third, then scored on an RBI double to right field by #17 Mayson Hewitt. Hewitt advanced to third on a pitch to #20 Dustin Bergdorff, who grounded out to second base, then scored on a single to right field by #15 Alex Mullinex. Mullinex was left on base to end the rally and the game.