Cornersville seniors end home careers in style

Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Photos by Anthony S. Puca The 2007 graduating seniors from the Cornersville Bulldogs. Left to right- Logan Lovvorn, Josh King, Dane Whitworth, Corey Allen, Jeremy Skinner, and Jake Pigg.

The six graduating seniors on the 2007 Cornersville Bulldog baseball team all went out in style Thursday versus the Hampshire Hawks in a 10-0 home victory.

Cory Allen, Josh King, Jake Pigg, Jeremy Skinner, Logan Lovvorn, and Dane Whitworth were all major contributors in the five inning shutout.

The tight-knit group of seniors were determined to win their last home together and they all came up big in the ballgame and afterwards they all showed great class and appreciation towards one another, Coach Brent Adcox, and the entire Cornersville program.

Senior Jeremy Skinner laces a single to right field in the first inning.

Josh King summed up the feelings of the entire group when he said after the game," It is kind of sad, but it was good we all came out on top in the game. It was the last game at home of my career, I will miss all my buddies, and I would not trade anyone of them for anything."

Bulldogs jump

out early as bats sear with heat

Senior Dane Whitworth rips a single up the middle in the fourth inning.

Freshman John Brewer started on the mound for the Dawgs and only gave up three hits the entire game, going the distance for a complete game victory.

The Bulldogs hit early and hit often as they threatened in the first, but did not score. The second inning was a different story as Brett Rodgers led of with a double in the right-field gap, seniors Logan Lovvorn and Josh King walked to load the sacks, and Eric King drove a single through the middle to score two runs.

After a strikeout, senior Corey Allen hit a long sacrifice fly to Josh King to make it 3-0 and Chuck Bassham knocked in Allen to give the Dawgs a 4-0 lead.

Senior catcher Jake Pigg hangs in as the bat flies past him.

Brewer was steady and strong throughout and he pitched his way out of a first and second no out jam in the fourth with some help by his defense, most notably, Jeremy Burgess who stood in front of a blistering line drive for the third out.

Cornersville scored their fifth run in the fifth inning on Allen's second RBI of the game, driving in Eric King from second.

Brewer was overpowering in the top of the fifth as he easily set the Hawks down in order single-handedly. Brewer fielded all three outs on a set of 1-3 putouts and an unassisted pop out.

Senior Josh King with an RBI triple in the big fifth inning for the Dawgs.

Big 5th inning sends old Dawgs out in style

It was senior night for the game and it was fitting that it was the upperclassmen that finished the Hawks off in the bottom of the fifth inning. Catcher Jake Pigg led off by taking a pitch in the forearm for team. Brett Rodgers singled to left to put runners on first and third and Lovvorn singled to make it 6-0.

Josh King ripped a triple to right-field to clear the sacks to make it 8-0. After a 4-3 put-out, senior Dane Whitworth laced a triple to make it 9-0 and put the game ending runner on third base. Corey Allen came up and scorched his last home hit up the middle to end the ballgame and send his senior class out in great style with the 10-0 victory.

Lovvorn, who has been on the team two years stated after the game, "It feels great to win the game and I am sad it is over. I have played baseball my entire life and it really goes quick. I love coach Adcox, he is the best coach I have ever had. I love everyone on the team, they are all my brothers."

The Bulldogs open district tournament play on Thursday versus Culleoka in Huntland at 4 pm.