Literally, as it turned out. Vandals broke into the Bulldog’s concession stand last week. They stole food and broke some things the high school team can’t afford to lose. The incident was reported to the RBS police who said a few other facilities had been targeted by burglars on the same night. Coach Chris Dziekiewicz said he and the players were affronted by the burglary. It’s one thing not to respect the team, but not to respect the game is criminal. Red Boiling Springs Chief of Police Terry Tuck said the burglary is under investigation and arrests have been made in some of the other burglaries in town.
Metaphorically, the Dawgs also have been robbed on the playing field. Admittedly, they are in a growing phase, getting better and stronger with each game and each defeat. They played a double-header against Gordonsville on April 8th, another double-header against Clay County on April 10th, and two games in the Clarkrange Tournament on April 11th and 12th against Clarkrange and Oneida. They lost all of them.
On April 8, 2014, the Bulldogs lost 1-13 to Gordonsville. Brince Crouch took the loss for the team. He allowed ten runs in almost three innings, walked nine and struck out one. The Bulldogs scored their single run in the second inning on an RBI single by Spencer Tuck. Tuck’s single brought in #20 Dustin Bergdorff and moved #15 Alex Mullinix to third and # 23 Bailey Chapman to second. The Junior Varsity played Gordonsville on the same night. They lost 1-8. Cole Dziekiewicz took the loss. He allowed seven runs in five innings, walked three and struck out four.
On April 10, 2014, the Bulldogs lost 1-11 to Clay County. They scored their single run on a home run to left field by #10 Nick Deckard. The Bulldogs lost 1-11 to Clarkrange on April 11th. Clarkrange took an early lead with seven runs in the first inning. Logan Hewitt took the loss for the Bulldogs. He walked four, struck out two and allowed one run. The Bulldogs scored their only run in the fourth inning when #11 Logan Hewitt crossed home on a double to center field by #15 Alex Mullinix.
On April 12, 2014, the Bulldogs lost 2-6 to Oneida. Cole Dziekiewicz took the loss. He walked one, struck out one and allowed five runs in three innings. Taking an early lead, the Bulldogs scored both their runs in the first inning. #7 Cole Dziekiewicz started things off with a single to second base. He was followed by #10 Nick Deckard who singled to short stop and got to first base. Dziekiewicz stole second while the ball was in play and advanced to third on Deckard’s single. He scored on a single to third base by #22 Brince Crouch, which advanced Deckard to third. Deckard scored on the last play.
The Bulldogs will continue their full schedule of games this week with one home and one away district game against Watertown on April 14th and 15th, a home game on April 17th against Pickett County and a home game against Monterey on April 18th. Better luck this week Dawgs.