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Wednesday (Day 5): North Gwinnett faced off with undefeated Troup County. The Bulldogs jumped out early with a 2-out rally. Dan Tamburo went long scoring 3 runs. The Bulldogs struggled to find it's pitching, walking 5 Troup batters in the first inning and giving up 3 runs to tie the game. The next three innings, the Bulldogs only put up 4 hits, and only scoring one run, while Troup was able to rack up 9 runs on 9 hits. The final score after 6 innings was Troup 12, Bulldogs 6. They had a very good run making it to the Final Four in a Dixie Youth state tournament dominated by teams made up with travel players. We wish Troup County all the luck in the championship series which begins on Friday against either Lee County or Perry.
Tuesday (Day 4): The Bulldogs faced North Macon for the second time Tuesday. The game was dominated again by defense. Rohit pitched the whole game and was fantastic! 77 pitches, 54 of them strikes! He gave up only one run on four hits in the 6 innings, and only 2 walks. The solid defense really helped. Bulldogs eliminated North Macon, winning 3-1. North Gwinnett is in the FINAL FOUR!
Monday (Day 3): The Bulldogs faced off against Albany. In the first inning, the Bulldogs walked the first three Albany batters. JoJo came in to relief pitch and after some great defense, only gave up one run that inning. The Bulldogs were also only able to put one on the board. In the second inning, the Bulldogs defense gave up another run, but our offense was able to add two. Bulldogs ahead 3-2 going into the 3rd inning. The 3rd inning was scoreless for both sides. In the 4th, the Bulldogs were able to add another to the board, while the defense held off Albany another inning. In the fifth, Albany was held to only one run, but was able to shut down the Bulldogs. Going into the sixth inning, Bulldogs up 4-3, Albany walked 4 of our batters, followed by some sacrifice flies to the outfield. They added 3 more runs. Albany came back to within striking distance, putting two runs on the board. The Bulldogs brought in Rohit to relieve JoJo, striking out the next batter, and causing the final batter to ground to first base. Game over: 7-5. JoJo pitched in 6 innings, but only faced 27 batters. Of the 74 pitches he threw, 61 were strikes! Outstanding! Defense won this game. They are now in the final 8! Bulldogs face North Macon again Tuesday night at 6:00 on Field 5.
Sunday (Day 2): After a scoreless first inning, North Macon scored 3 runs in the 2nd inning. The Bulldogs pounded the ball in the bottom half, racking up 12 runs. However, the Bulldogs could not hold on to the lead, giving up between 4 and 5 runs each inning after that, while only scoring 2 more runs the rest of the game. They lost 21-14. They go on to face Albany Monday night at 8:00pm on Field 7.
Saturday (Day 1): The NG Bulldogs (National) had a strong showing against Wrens. They won their first game 13-4. Nick Harrison sent one over the fence for his first-ever home run. The next game will be at 4:00 Sunday on Field 5 versing North Macon American.