ANDY BLOWS PAST TIGERS: Bulldogs use big inning to knock off Straughn

Published 12:05 am Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Andalusia Bulldogs uses big hits to down the Straughn Tigers 13-3 on Friday night in Andalusia.

Andalusia starting pitcher J.W. Jones got two quick outs to start the top of the first inning before Mitchell Schultz reached first off of an infield single.

Jones got the next batter to fly out to right field for the final out of the frame.

In the bottom of the first inning, Ethan Wilson drew a walk to start things off for the Bulldogs.

Wilson moved around to third when Garrett Davis executed on a hit-and-run play.

The Bulldogs then took the lead when Hogan Nichols drove in Wilson.

Andalusia continued to make contact in the opening frame as Sebaskin Stallworth drove in Davis with a single.

A few batters later, Will Clark drove in Caleb Blackston with a sacrifice fly to center field.

Andalusia was on top 3-0 after one inning of play.

Adam Anderson drew a walk to start the top of the second inning, but Nichols threw him out attempting to steal second base.

Austin Smith then reached on a two-out error.

The Tigers nearly got a home run when Brady Hamrac ripped a double off of the left field fence.

Jones worked out of trouble by getting the next batter to ground out for the final out of the frame.

In the bottom of the second inning, Gill Morgan reached first with a single and then moved to second when Wilson drew a walk.

The Tigers then got a ground ball to get Wilson out going to second, but a throwing error allowed Morgan to come around to score.

Another error from the Tigers then gave the Bulldogs runners on first and second.

Stallworth then executed on a hit-and-run play to give the Bulldogs a 5-0 lead.

In the top of the fourth inning, Anderson drew a leadoff walk.

Corey Matrullo moved Anderson over to second and then Anderson stole third.

The throw down to third skipped into left field allowing Anderson to come in to score.

The Tigers added two more runs in the top of the fifth inning when Clay Ashberry drove in Chandler Mitchell and Schultz.

Andalusia loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the fifth inning and then a single from Nichols put the Bulldogs up 7-3.

Stallworth followed with a two-run single to extend the lead to 9-3.

A few batters later, Jones ripped a two-run double into the gap in left center.

The Bulldogs final runs of the game came off a bases-loaded and a bases-loaded hit batter.