By Charlie Chitwood
In their next-to-last home game of the year, Johnathan Jolly’s baseball Bulldogs scored three early runs and held off repeated comeback attempts by Elysian Fields to claim a 3-2 victory in District 16-3A play last Friday.
Tuesday’s 4-3 loss at Ore City, however, likely doomed the Dawgs’ playoff chances and the next two games should wrap up the 2017 campaign.
At home against EF, Nate Gibbons scattered eight hits and allowed only two runs before Mason Reeves took over in the seventh and picked up the save by allowing only a base hit and preserving the one-run lead.
Jefferson did it’s offensive lifting early.
After the visiting Yellowjackets grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Trace Smith tied the game with an RBI groundout that plated Gibbons and created a 1-1 tie. In the second Blaze McMullen was hit by a pitch, stole second and then scored when the ‘Jackets misplayed Camden Simpson’s grounder to second.
Simpson then proceeded to steal second and third base and scored what proved to be the game-winning run on Gibbons’ run-producing single to left.
Elysian Fields’ Cole Ellis had…
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