Bulldog offense gets untracked

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 15:36 PM.

Seth Thomason and Roman Donofro drew back-to-back walks with two out in the third setting the stage for Austin Armstrong. Armstrong doubled to score Thomason and Donofro and cut the Chief lead in half.

“I thought we put together some good at-bats early,” Bulldog coach Tim Gillis said. “We hit some balls right at them and gave ourselves some chances. As the game went on, it kind of fell our way and we had some big clutch hits and some two out situations with RBI chances.

“That’s the name of the game (clutch hits with RBI chances) and I thought we did a real good job of that.”

The Bulldogs trailed 4-2 as they came to bat in the fourth. Fifteen batters, eight hits and 11 runs later, they were up 13-4 and on the verge of going home early.

Things started innocently enough when Justin Abdo was hit by a Brandon Freeman pitch. Dakota Dean followed with a single, ending Freeman’s day on the mound. Tyler Henderson drew a walk from Northview reliever Winston Riley to load the bases.

Corey Armstrong singled home Abdo to pull Crestview two within a run. Thomason was next, and he doubled to right field, scoring Dean and Henderson.

Riley seemed to settle in, and retired Donofro and Austin Armstrong. It looked as if the Chiefs might get out of the inning without further damage. However, Tate Sweatt singled, scoring courtesy runner Drew Graham and Thomason and extending the rally.



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