SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Bulldogs have that special something

Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 07:53 PM.

Tate Sweatt and Roman Donofro answered the call in the 6-0 district semifinal win over Niceville. Sweatt had a pair of two-run doubles and Donofro threw a complete game shutout.

Davis Champion and Dakota Dean were big in the 3-2 district championship win over Mosley. Although giving up 11 hits, Champion wouldn't be denied as he picked up the win on the mound.

Dean was 2-for-3 with a triple and run scored. Dean wasn't the lone Bulldog hitter to step up in clutch time. Sweatt, Donofro and Corey Armstrong also came up big at the plate when the game was on the line.

Crestview's defense came up big against the Dolphins with a couple of double plays and by throwing a runner out at home as he tried to score on a base hit to right field.

Bulldog right fielder Justin Rebholz fielded the ball cleanly and threw a strike to first baseman Seth Thomason, who made a perfect relay throw to catcher Austin Armstrong for the out.

And those two games are just a sample of how this team has pulled together.

Tyler Henderson has been a beast at the plate and in center field and has come up big on many occasions. Thomason has been a clutch hitter in the cleanup spot as he is tied for the team lead in doubles and had a dramatic game-winning grand slam against Niceville on March 8.

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