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Bulldogs drop out of postseason race

Danny Daniels

By Danny Daniels
May 9, 2017 at 4:02 p.m.

The Bulldogs have been a solid defensive team all season.

Carthage watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 3-0 loss to Gilmer on Saturday. The setback deprived the Bulldogs of further action in the 4A District II baseball tournament.

The Dogs completed the season with a 19-12 record.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Gilmer pitchers struck out 12, while Carthage hurlers sat down seven

Gilmer took an early lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for Gilmer.

One bright spot for the Dogs was a single by Kason Davis in the first inning.

Kade Clemons earned the win for Gilmer. He threw seven innings, surrendering zero runs, three hits, striking out 12, and walking one. Seth Smith took the loss for Carthage. He tossed three and two-thirds innings, surrendering three runs, one hit, striking out four and walking none.

Davis led the Bulldogs with two hits in three at bats.

After dropping the series opener on Friday, Carthage stayed alive with a 9-3 Saturday triumph.

Carthage scored on a walk by Kelan Foster in the first inning, a walk by Bryton Bridges in the first inning, and a fielder's choice by Kason Davis in the second inning.

The Dogs secured the victory thanks to six runs in the seventh inning. The big inning was driven on by a walk by Kelan Foster, a walk by Bryton Bridges, a single by Josh Gradberg, a double by Callahan Baldree and a single by Kolbey Sharpe.

Carthage collected nine hits. Sharpe, Baldree, and Kason Davis each collected multiple hits. Gradberg, Bridges, and Foster each drove in two runs.

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