Bulldogs down Niceville in district semifinal (photo gallery)

Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 02:15 AM.

Junger slightly better through three as he gave up just one walk and one hit.

Niceville threatened in the third inning when Andrew Engle led off with a single and Donofro walked the next batter, Tyler Kinard.

The momentum swung Crestview’s way when Donofro struck out Elliot Cary for the first out of the inning. And when Bulldog catcher Austin Armstrong threw Engle out trying to steal third for the second out of the inning the momentum was clearly in the Bulldog dugout.

Crestview, the number three seed in the tournament, rode the momentum into the top of the fourth inning.

Seth Thomason and Armstrong led off the fourth by drawing back-to-back walks from Junger. Justin Rebholz, the third Bulldog batter of the inning dropped down a perfect bunt for a base hit to load the bases.

A Junger wild pitch allowed Thomason to score. Sweatt then drove a Junger fastball into right-center field to score Drew Graham, who was running for Armstrong and Rebholz.

The Bulldogs (20-5) put the game out of reach with three more runs in the fifth.



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