Tanner Faircloth slides safely into third base against the Chattooga
Indians last week. The Wolverines downed the Indians 11-0 and won two
of three games last week. Faircloth lead the hit parade with six
total hits in the three games. The Wolverines were scheduled to
travel to Pepperell on Tuesday and then host Model on Thursday
afternoon at 5:55.
By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Wolverine baseball team had yet another battle with Mother Nature last week
when their scheduled game against Lakeview Ft. Oglethorpe was rained out on Monday.
The team did
manage to get back in action Tuesday however when they traveled to Calhoun to
face the ever strong Yellow Jackets.
Jackets took the lead in the bottom of the first inning when they scored
without a hit. Two base–on–balls and a Wolverine error was all they needed to
take a 1-0 lead.
The second and
third inning proved to be Dade’s downfall when Calhoun scored four in the
second and six in the third to take an 11-0 lead.
never-say-die Wolverines came to life in the fifth inning when they scored
three runs on three hits and a pair of base-on-balls to cut the Yellow Jackets’
lead to 11-3.
added two more runs in the sixth to cut the lead again, now to 11-5.
answered that score with a two run home run in the bottom of the sixth before
the Wolverines added another run in the top of the seventh to make the final
Faircloth, Casey Flynn and Nic Gaddis led the Wolverines with a pair of hits
downfall in this game was several errors – six walks and five hit batters.
played their second region game of the week on Thursday when the Chattooga
Indians came to town after a region win of their own on Tuesday against Murray
time the Wolverines exploded for five first inning runs on three hits, three
walks and an error.
coasted to their first region win of the year scoring in every inning and
taking the win 11-0 in five innings.
Hayden Johnson and Josh Core had a pair of hits each to lead the Wolverines.
Faircloth, Riddle and Johnson scored a pair of runs each.
Core and Gaddis
combined pitching efforts for the shutout with the Indians picking up only four
Core got the
win, pitching four innings and Gaddis had a pair of strikeouts in the one
inning he pitched. Neither pitcher walked a batter.
Dade hosted Early County. With temperature in the 70’s and bright sunshine the
only drawback was the wind, which played havoc with anything hit in the air all
took the early lead but the Wolverines answered and tired the game 1-1 after
one inning of play.
second inning was not a sign of things to come.
from south Georgia scored five runs in the top of the third inning aided by the
wind, Wolverine errors, baseball-on-balls and hit batters.
again answered in the bottom of the third but managed only two runs to make it
a 6-3 game.
fourth inning opened up the flood games for the fifth inning as both teams had
visitors scored four runs in the top of the fifth to take a 10-3 lead.
In the bottom
of the fifth the Wolverines sent 11 batters to the plate, scoring eight runs to
take their first lead of the game 11-10.
shut down the visitors in the top of the sixth and then added three more runs
in the bottom of the sixth to take a 14-11 lead heading into the seventh
from Early County were determined however and scored three runs in the top of
the seventh before a ground out ended the game with the Wolverines on top
Riddle and Garrett Moore led the Wolverines with three hits each.
Moore picked up
the win while Riddle who started the game came in to get the final outs and
picked up the save.
This week the
Wolverines were scheduled to play at Pepperell on Tuesday and will be home on
Thursday to host the Model Blue Devils. Game time is set for 5:55 p.m. Both of
this week’s games are key region match ups.