By Charlie Chitwood
Jonathan Jolly’s Bulldogs made sure they weren’t below .500 for long, rebounding from a 5-2 at home to New Boston’s Lions on Friday with a 16-8 victory at New Boston’s diamond. Jefferson’s boys entered Wednesday’s rescheduled district opener with New Diana with a 3-3 mark and follow that with three days of games at the Hughes Springs Tournament starting today.
Jefferson appears headed to another big season on the basepaths as the Dawgs stole 14 bases in the two games with New Boston, swiping five in the 5-2 loss while stealing nine bags in 10 attempts in the 16-8 victory. For the year, the Dawgs have stolen 37 bases in 37 attempts.
The first game saw Jefferson limited to just six hits but the Dawgs broke out in the second match, pounding out 13 hits and taking advantage of nine free passes. The Bulldogs also made much better contact, whiffing just twice after striking out nine times in the first match. As a team, Jefferson is batting .326 through the first six games.
Jolly’s varsity roster includes a dozen Dawgs – seniors Nate Gibbons, Tanner Murphy and Todd Polver and juniors Jadon Ray and Trey Chambers. Sophomore players include Mason Reeves, Trace Smith, Brennan Varnell, T.J. Foster, Blaze McMullen and Ronnie Brown while freshman Camden Simpson round out the lineup.
The Dawgs will see good competition…
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