by Heather Mitcham
Baseball- The Bulldogs are headed to playoffs.
The Bulldogs will play Gary in a three game series, the first game will take place at Gary on Thursday, May 7, the second game will be held at Colmesneil on Friday, May 8, and the third game if needed will take place at Douglas on Saturday, May 9.
The Bulldogs are not only headed to the playoffs, but the Bulldogs ended the district season with a blowout win against Burkeville with a score of 17-0.
The Bulldogs took an early lead with three runs in the first inning, and the then scoring 11 runs in the fourth inning. Two pitchers baffled Burkeville, teaming up to pull a no-hitter. Chris Thedford and Mason Williams worked together to get seven strikeouts and only one walk.
Williams was in control on the rubber, and held Burkeville hitless over four innings. He allowed no earned runs, walked one, and struck out six.
The offense exploded for the Bulldogs in the fourth inning scoring 11 runs. Richard Barnes and Cole Johnson each had an RBI single, Sam Matterson had a three run double, an RBI single by Zach Bryan, and an RBI double by Kaleb Lindsey. Johnson racked up four RBIs on four hits for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs ended their district on high note. Good luck to the Bulldogs in the playoffs.
Softball- The Lady Dogs had their first playoff game on April 30 and captured the win with a score of 13-0. Seven runs in the first three innings allowed the Lady Dogs to put the game away early. A two run double by Merrick Graham and an RBI single by Mckenzie Rogers in the second inning helped the Lady Dogs score early on. Graham racked up four RBIs on three hits for the Lady Dogs.
The Lady Dogs piled on three more runs in the third. Nature Jackson singled, scoring Destiny Kirkindoll to start the inning.
The Lady Dogs increased their lead with six runs in the fourth. Great job to the Lady Dogs on their first playoff win.
In the next round of playoffs, which is area, the Lady Dogs will be battling Grapeland in a three game series. The series will take place in Central-Pollack on May 7-9. Good luck to the Lady Dogs.