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Bulldogs blast Bullock County

It’s been a tough season so far for the Pike County Bulldogs, but that wasn’t evident Friday when PCHS blasted Bullock County 15-4 in Brundidge.

As is often the case when any team scores 15 runs, PCHS head coach Nathan Fordham said the offense was the driving force behind the big win.

“We played pretty well today, and that started with hitting the baseball,” Fordham said. “We hit the ball well, but we also had good defense and strong pitching.”

The game also gave the Bulldogs a chance to build depth on the bench by giving some rarely-used players a chance to see some game action.

“We also got the opportunity to play a lot of people that hadn’t been able to get much work in this season,” Fordham said.

Now, the challenge becomes carrying Friday’s performance over into the rest of the schedule.

“Hopefully, we can use this to try to get back on the winning track,” Fordham said.

Fordham also said if the Bulldogs can continue to perform at the plate the way they did Friday, then wins should be on the way.

“We just want to continue to hit the ball like we did today,” Fordham said.

“We had a lot of guys who stepped up and hit the ball with guys on base and a lot of guys who hit the ball real hard.

“If we can do that and continue to play strong defensively behind our pitchers, we’ll be all right.”

Pike County will be off until April 1, when the Bulldogs will take on the Headland Rams in area play.