March 24, 2007
THOMASVILLE — Thomasville’s baseball game on Saturday failed to reach the fourth inning. That’s probably a good thing for the Bulldogs.
Hosting non-region foe Bainbridge, Thomasville (4-9, 3-2) surrendered seven runs in the second and six in the third, en route to a 15-0 loss.
Thomasville’s pitching staff issued seven walks, hit two batters, allowed eight hits and was hurt by its defenses’ five errors, including two on one play in the second inning that resulted in the Bearcats’ second run of the inning. Bainbridge later added an RBI single by Trey Faircloth and four straight RBIs by Chad Rathel, Flint King, Adam Kerbo and Lance Layne. Bainbridge’s 2-0 lead after the first inning quickly swelled to 9-0.
“There was just no spark about us, whatsoever,” said Thomasville coach Erik McDougald. “Our sparkplug was limping around.”
Joseph Deloach was held out of action with a hurt right knee he sustained against Randolph-Clay on Friday. His absence left a significant void in the Bulldogs lineup.
“I found out today what kind of leader Joseph Deloach is,” said McDougald.
Thomasville also played without Jake Fletcher who hurt his thumb against the Red Devils in a play at the plate. Duncan Wilder played two innings before being pulled with a foot injury. The Bulldogs will need to heal quickly with a pair of key Region 1-AA games against Fitzgerald and Cook looming next week.
“We’ve got a big week coming up, we really do,” McDougald said.
Thomasville didn’t record a hit against Bainbridge and managed just two baserunners, one on a hit batsman and the other on an error.
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