FIGHTING TILL THE FINISH: Andy 12U All-Stars eliminated in tough match
The Andalusia Bulldog 12U All-Stars battled to the end, but were eliminated from the state tournament after falling to Dothan American 7-1 Saturday in Andalusia.
In the top of the first inning, Trent Ziglar reached on one-out single and then quickly stole second base.
After the next batter struck out, Garrett Blackston ripped a pitch to shortstop, but the Dothan player snagged the ball and fired to first for the third out of the inning.
Dothan’s first batter of the game reached first when a infield pop was misplayed by the Bulldog defense.
With a runner on first, Bulldog starting pitcher, Ziglar, stuck out the next Dothan batter swinging.
The runner that reached then swiped second and third before scoring on a one-out single to put Dothan on top 1-0.
In the bottom of the second Ziglar retired Dothan in order with two strikeouts and a ground out.
Dothan broke through in the bottom of the third with four singles, two walks and hit batter that allowed them to take a 7-0 advantage over the Bulldogs.
Aksh Patel came into pitch for the Bulldogs in the bottom of the fourth and struck out two batters in the inning.
The Bulldogs got a leadoff single from Dylan Jackson in the top of the sixth and then a single from Patel moved Jackson to second.
Aidan Vines was hit by a pitch to load the bases and the Bulldogs lone run came when Christian Walker grounded into a fielder’s choice to shortstop.