In the third week of their season, the Red Boiling Springs High School Baseball team has had its ups and downs. Last week, they achieved victories, but no wins. They battled pitching in two of the four games played and hitting in the other two. This week, with the weather finally breaking, they’ll play an away game against Clarkrange on April 4th and a home game against Mt. Juliet Christian (12 pm on Saturday) on April 5th. Celebrate the arrival of Spring with a ball game and a hot dog. Come out and enjoy the game of the season.
For those who can’t, NCTV runs the high school games daily for Red Boiling Springs and Macon County High on channels 96 and 97. For those who prefer the stats, you can read online play-by-play every step of every game at www.gamechanger.io. There is a small membership fee but GameChanger is inclusive, with results for every baseball in the state and the country.
March 24, 2014 RBSH v Trousdale 1-12
The Bulldogs lost 1-12 to Trousdale County in an away game played on March 24th. Brince Crouch took the loss. He allowed twelve runs in four innings, walked four and struck out three. Red Boiling Springs scored their single run in the third inning when Skyler Holden singled to center field and allowed Alex Mullinex to cross home. Trousdale scored two runs in the second inning, seven runs on a two-run double, an RBI single and a three-run triple in the third and another three runs in the fourth. Neither team scored in the fifth inning and the game was called.
March 25, 2014 RBSH v Trousdale 11-17
Red Boiling Springs and Trousdale County played again on March 25th. The Dawgs lost the rematch 11-17, but it was exciting. The Bulldogs took the lead in the bottom of the first inning. Skylar Holden grounded out to short. Mayson Hewitt walked to first and advanced to second on Brince Crouch’s single to third. Nick Deckard doubled with a line drive to third, bringing home Hewitt and advancing Crouch to third. A sacrifice fly to right field by Dustin Bergdorff brought in Crouch and gave the Bulldogs an early 2-0 lead.
The Bulldogs added another four runs in the second inning. Spencer Tuck got on base with a walk and advanced to second on a line drive to center field by Skylar Holden. Mayson Hewitt singled to short, advancing Tuck to third and Holden to second. Brince Crouch hit a line drive to center field that brought home Tuck, Holden and Hewitt then scored on a passed ball. What an inning!
The Bulldogs added two more runs to their score in the third inning. Mayson Hewitt took first on a Trousdale error and stole second. Alex Mullinex took first on a single to second base and advanced Hewitt to third. Mullinex stole second while Hewitt scored on a dropped ball, stole third and then home on a sacrifice fly by Hewitt. Trousdale came back with four runs in the fourth, giving them a one point lead which they maintained through the sixth inning.The Dawgs countered with a home run in the fourth by Brince Crouch. Neither team scored in the fifth inning.
The Bulldogs scored twice in the sixth with a walk to first for Skylar Holden, a single to first by Hewitt that advanced Holden to second, and a hit to second base by Nick Deckard, who grounded out but advanced Hewitt and Holden to second and third. Dustin Bergdorff reached first on a dropped third strike, allowing Holden and Hewitt to score. In the seventh inning, Trousdale’s five-run rally clinched the 11-17 game.
March 27, 2014 RBSH v Livingston 2-8
The Bulldogs lost 2-8 to Livingston Academy on March 27th. They were out-hit and out-pitched. With 1-3 at the plate and a home run in the first inning, Brince Crouch was an exception. In the first inning, Crouch hit a home run fly to left field. Nick Deckard singled to short, stole second, advanced to third on an error, then scored on Mayson Hewitt’s single.
The two runs in the first inning were the last runs scored in the game. The Dawgs lost 2-8. Mayson Hewitt took the loss for the team. He pitched just one inning, but walked three, struck out two and allowed three runs.
March 28, 2014 RBSH v Livingston 3-13
In their second game, Livingston Academy hammered the Bulldogs’ pitching as six hitters combined for 13 hits, 6 RBIs and 13 runs in Friday’s March 28 game against Red Boiling Springs. Brince Crouch was charged with the loss with two and most of a third inning. The Bulldogs scored two runs in the second inning. Nick Deckard walked to first, stole second and then third on a strike out. Chance Asberry reached first on a fielder’s choice ground ball. Bailey Chapman reached first on a fielder’s choice ground ball, advancing Asberry to second.
Alex Mullinix hit a line drive to center field, allowing Deckard to score, Asberry to advance to third and Chapman to advance to second. Asberry scored when Skylar Holden grounded out to first base. Brince Crouch doubled to left field in the third inning. He advanced to third on Mayson Hewitt’s ground ball to second base and scored on the last play.