Bulldogs look to make some noise

Published: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:40 PM.

Tim Gillis is glad to have a lefty he can call on when needed.

“It’s going to be nice to go maybe lefty on lefty matchup from time to time and be able to do that where we haven’t had that luxury in the past,” Tim Gillis said. “It’s a big deal just to have that flexibility as a coach. When you don’t have that flexibility it makes it tough matchupwise, when you are facing a left-handed dominant team, and we do that from time-to-time.

“When you don’t have that left-hander with the ability (to get people out) you can have some problems. It’s good to be able to have it for the matchup situations and we will see how that plays out through the year.”

Tim Gillis thinks the strength of the Bulldogs will be their ability to swing the bat with guys like Dean, Thomason, Henderson and Sweatt leading the way. He also likes the speed of the team and thinks the Bulldogs can create some problems on the base paths.

It should be another interesting season in an always tough District 2-6A. Making things even more interesting this year is the fact that Choctawhatchee, Fort Walton Beach and Niceville all have new coaches. Crestview and Mosley are the only two teams in the district with the same head coach as last year, but Tim Gillis expects another fight to the finish as teams scramble for the playoffs.

“The team that kind of survives and withstands all the pressure at the end is going to be one of the two that gets to represent our district in the playoffs,” Tim Gillis said. “That’s our goal, we want to get into the playoffs and see if we can make some noise.”


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