By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Wolverine baseball team was very busy last week with five games including the
first two region games of the season.
the busy week at home when they hosted the Calhoun Yellow Jackets on Tuesday
afternoon in the first region game of the young season.
fell behind early as the Yellow Jackets scored two unearned runs in the top of
the first inning to take the lead.
answered however with a pair of runs of their own after Luke Riddle led off the
inning with a double and Blake Lynn doubled later in the inning to knock in the
two runs to make it 2-2 after one inning.
scoreless second inning Calhoun put three more unearned runs on the board in
the top of the third inning and after three innings were on top 5-2.
In the top of
the fourth Calhoun would score again to go up 6-2.
In the bottom
of the fourth the Wolverines scored once and then after holding the Yellow
Jackets scoreless in the top of the fifth Dade scored a pair of runs in the
bottom of the fifth to make the score 6-5.
Jackets put the game away in the sixth with three runs and then added two more
in the seventh to claim an 11-5 win over the Wolverines.
Riddle and Lynn
led the Wolverines with two hits each. Nic Gaddis suffered the loss, giving up
five unearned runs in his three innings of work.
On Thursday the
Wolverines traveled to Summerville to face the Chattooga Indians in another
This turned out
to be a pitcher’s duel as the game was scoreless headed into the third inning.
picked up two runs in the third, aided by Indian errors to take the lead.
In the fourth
inning the Wolverines scored again to make it a 3-0 game.
didn’t give up a hit until the fifth inning while striking out 7 Indian
In the fifth
inning a pair of Wolverine errors allowed the Indians to score a pair of runs
and make it a 3-2 game.
In the bottom
of the sixth inning the Indians rallied for three runs and that proved to be
enough to claim a hard fought 5-3 win over the visiting Wolverines.
and Lynn picked up the only hits for the Wolverines.
Dade played in
a tournament at South Pittsburg on Friday night and Saturday and came away with
three disappointing losses.
In their first
game on Friday they faced Silverdale Academy. The Wolverines built a big lead
after being tied 1-1 after the first inning.
scored two in the third and added three more in the fourth before the wheels
In the bottom
of the fourth inning Silverdale rallied for nine runs and claimed a 10-6 win in
a time shortened game.
Gaddis had a
pair of hits for the Wolverines including a triple while Core had a double.
night the Wolverines faced the Hixson Wildcats. Again Dade would take the lead
in the third inning, 2-1 after both teams scored in the first.
scored a pair of runs in the top of the fourth to take the lead 3-2 but the
Wolverines rallied in the bottom of the fourth with a pair of runs to regain
the lead 4-3.
then tie the game in the top of the fifth and score the winning run in the top
of the sixth, 6-5.
Core led the
Wolverines with two of the Wolverines’ three hits in the game.
On Saturday the
Wolverines faced South Pittsburgh. The Wolverines took the lead in the first
inning 2-1 and then saw South Pittsburg tie the game in the second, 2-2.
In the third
inning both teams scored a pair of runs and the game remained 4-4 until the
Dade took the
lead in the top of the sixth, 5-4, and when it seemed they would break their
losing streak South Pittsburg rallied for an unearned run in the bottom of the
seventh to tie the game 5-5. Since this was a tournament game the teams only
played seven innings and the game ended as a tie.
got two hits each from Riddle, Gaddis and Lynn and had their best offensive
performance of the week picking up nine hits but also had nine strikeouts.
This week the
Wolverines get back in region action as they were to host Pepperell on Tuesday
and then travel to Model on Thursday for a 5:30 game.