Bulldogs sweep Brewbaker Tech

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Andalusia’s Tyler Raines (left) makes the tag out at third base during the first game Monday at AHS. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Andalusia got its baseball season off to a good start with a doubleheader sweep over Brewbaker Tech on Monday night at AHS.

The Bulldogs scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning in game two to claim a 2-1 night-cap win over the Rams.

Game one resulted in an extra-inning affair, where the Bulldogs scored the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth to win 6-5.

“I was pleased with the way we came back and battled,” AHS coach Jonathan Rasberry said. “We found a way to win two close ball games.”

Andalusia 2, Brewbaker Tech 1 (Game 2)

The Rams scored one run in the top of the second inning, and the game stayed that way until the sixth inning.

Andalusia’s Michael McCalman led the inning off with a double down the third base line.

Grayson Campbell followed with a sac-grounder to move McCalman over to third base.

Zach Ward recorded the second out on a line drive to short, and then Quinton Maddox walked to put runners at first and third with two outs.

Andalusia tied the game when McCalman scored on a passed ball from a Rams pitching staff that looked good all day, Rasberry said.

“I thought we saw two good left-handed pitchers that pitched well for them (Brewbaker Tech),” he said.

Andalusia scored the game-winner on an RBI single from Daniel Henderson to score Maddox.

Winning pitcher Stewart Studstill, who pitched three innings and had two strikeouts, ended the game on a simple throw to first for the out with two runners on base.

McCalman was 1-for-3 with a double and a run; and Jud Rogers was 1-for-2.

Andalusia 6, Brewbaker Tech 5 in extra innings (Game 1)

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning, two runs in the fourth and one run in the fifth inning.

The Rams tied the game with two runs in the sixth.

Rogers pitched the last three innings to earn the win for the Bulldogs.

Andalusia’s Tyler Raines scored the winning run off McCalman’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning.

“Our pitchers did a good job of pounding the strike zone,” Rasberry said. “The first game we swung the bat pretty well. In the second game, we just got out of our approaches and started moving too much.”

McCalman was 2-for-3; Maddox and Henderson were 1-for-1 each; and Rogers was 3-for-4 for the Bulldogs.

Earlier in game one, the Bulldogs led 2-0 before the Rams answered with two runs in the fourth inning.

Andalusia’s junior varsity team will face Charles Henderson in a doubleheader today at 5 p.m. The varsity team will host Brantley on Thursday in a doubleheader, beginning at 3:30 p.m.