Bulldogs take thriller from Tate

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM.

And it was courtesy runner Drew Graham, who was running for Donofro in the fifth inning, that scored the games only run.

Donofro led off the fifth inning with a single that found a hole between Aggie third baseman Matt Rickard and shortstop Mason Fryman. Graham took over on the base paths for Donofro and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jimmy Croussore.

With first base open, Tate (21-7) elected to walk Dakota Dean. Tyler Henderson was next and drove the ball to deep center field, but it was caught for the second out of the inning.

Freshman Corey Armstrong fell behind in the count one ball and two strikes before grounding to Rickard at third. Rickard's throw to first was low and in the dirt allowing Armstrong to reach safely and Graham to score from second base.

As good as Donofro was against the Aggies, he couldn't have won the game alone. Once again the Bulldog defense rose to the occasion making all of the routine plays as well as some not so routine plays.

Crestview right fielder Justin Rebholz made the defensive play of the game in the top of the fourth inning. With two outs and a runner on second base, Rickard sent a sinking line drive into shallow right-center field.

Rebholz did his best belly flop as he made the diving catch to end the Aggie threat.



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