Bulldogs defeat Raiders at home
Despite playing just their second game in the past 18 days, the Cornersville Bulldogs (5-3, 4-2 District) showed few signs of rust Monday, defeating Moore County, 9-2, at home to complete a season sweep of the Raiders.
Mixing timely hitting with a handful of Moore County defensive miscues, Cornersville jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the second inning before coasting to the seven-run victory. "We made a couple of mental errors that were from the layoff, but overall we played pretty well," said Bulldog head coach Brent Adcox. "This was a big win for us."
Senior starting pitcher Tyler Cole turned in a stellar performance on the mound for CHS to earn his fourth win of the season. Cole allowed two unearned runs on just two hits and four walks in seven innings of work while registering eight strikeouts.
"I thought Tyler pitched very well, especially since he hasn't thrown since the Huntland game. He's just gotten stronger as the year's gone on," said Adcox.
Cornersville catcher Mark Lane aided Cole's cause by gunning down a pair of Moore County base runners on steal attempts.
Offensively, the Bulldogs rapped out eight hits overall to go along with six walks and three Raider errors. First baseman Brett Rogers went 2-for-3 with a walk, 2 RBIs, and two runs scored to lead Cornersville at the plate. Second baseman Eric King also tallied a pair of singles, a walk, and a run scored for CHS, while left fielder P.J. Allen had a triple and 2 RBIs. Cole and center fielder Austin McDaniel each had a double and a RBI for the Bulldogs as well, and Lane added a single.
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