Bulldogs pick up first win over 5A Eufaula, 6-5

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 18, 2001

Sports Writer

BRUNDIDGE – After starting out their longest homestand of the season with three tough losses, the Pike County High School Bulldogs finished things out on a positive note with a hard fought 6-5 victory over the 5A Eufaula Tigers in local high school baseball action at the Brundidge Recreation Department late Thursday afternoon.

The Bulldogs earned their first victory of the season improving to 1-3 as they begin a stretch of playing 11 of their last 14 games on the road to conclude the regular season.

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In the bottom of the first, the Bulldogs got off to a rare fast start at the plate as they scored five runs. After Nickson led off with a single and Brian Kilpatrick was hit by a pitch, Joshua Daniels delivered an RBI single to give Pike County a 1-0 lead. Two batters later, Elijah Daniels slapped a RBI single to left center field bringing in Kilpatrick extending the deficit to 2-0.

However, the biggest at-bat of the

game took place later in the inning when Dee Price drilled a 2-2 fastball to the left center field gap for a bases clearing double bringing in Joshua and Elijah Daniels along with Chris Bell to cap off the inning giving the Bulldogs a 5-0.

It was a lead the Bulldogs would not relinquish, but not without a scare as the Tigers made the game interesting all the way until the final pitch was thrown.

The score remained 5-0 in favor of Pike County until the top of the fifth when the Tigers

scored a pair of runs off winning pitcher Jimmy Evans

on a sacrifice fly by Lockwood and a RBI double by Loren Moyd.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Bulldogs added an important insurance run when Joshua Price doubled, advanced to third on a single by Elijah Daniels and scored on Bell’s sacrifice fly to give Pike County a 6-2 lead.

With the score 6-3 in the top of the seventh, the Tigers put together one last rally scoring a pair of unearned run before Kilpatrick forced to hit into a fly out to left field with runners on first and third to end the game.

Price was the leading hitter for the Bulldogs going 2-for-3 and driving in three runs, while Nickson and Joshua Daniels each 2-for-4 with one run scored as Pike County collected 10 hits on the afternoon.

Nickson also collected two hits in the winning effort for the Bulldogs. Dykes and Moyd had two hits each for the Tigers (3-6) in a losing cause.