Bulldogs pound Tate 10-1 to earn playoff spot

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 04:26 AM.

“My fastball had good movement on it and I was able to get them with my curveball sometimes in key pitches to get people. But it was my defense behind me that was working best for me.”

The Bulldogs broke the game open in the top of the third with seven runs on six hits. The big blows of the inning were a two-run homer by Hunter Sullivan and a three-run blast by Matt French.

Pierce Cadenhead was hit by a Mason Fryman pitch to lead off the inning. Sullivan was next and drove a two-strike pitch over the wall in left field to give the Bulldogs a lead they would never relinquish.

Back-to-back doubles by Gillis and Corey Armstrong scored Gillis. Colter Hancock singled moving Armstrong to third. Hunter Willis singled Armstrong home with one out.

French was next and took Fryman deep with a blast over the fence center to extend the lead to 7-0. French’s homer ended Fryman’s outing on the mound.

Tate scored its only run in the fourth inning. Brett Blackwelder led off the frame with a double and later scored on an infield out.

Crestview padded an already comfortable lead in the sixth when Armstrong homered with Gillis, who had walked, on base.

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