BULLDOGS BLANK TIGERS: Andalusia opens area play with big wins

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 15, 2019

The Andalusia Bulldogs took care of business as the swept the Monroe County Tigers on Thursday in in area action.




In the opening game of the series, the Bulldogs struck early and often on their way to a 25-0 blowout.

Jacob Cravey started the game on the bump for the Bulldogs and was dialed in from the first pitch.

Cravey worked a quick first inning as he struck out the side in order.

In the bottom of the first inning, Gill Morgan got things going with a double.

G. Morgan moved up to third and then came around to score on a fielder’s choice off of the bat of Hogan Nichols.

At the end of the first inning, Andalusia was up 1-0.

Cravey picked up right where he left off on the hill as he struck out the side once more for his sixth-straight strikeout of the game.

In the bottom of the second inning, the Bulldogs opened up the flood gates as they brought 19 runs around to score.

Garrett Davis was hit by a pitch to start the inning and then scored on a single from Brennan Strong.

J.W. Jones followed with an RBI an double and then Caleb Blackston kept things going with a bunt up the third-base line.

Andalusia went up 5-0 with a single from Ayden Amis.

Cravey and Nichols followed with run scoring hits to push the lead up to 7-0.

Davis later reached for the second time in the inning and came around to score to put Andalusia in complete control of the game.

Chip Morgan tacked on a single that scored a run and gave Andalusia 15-0 lead.

Blackston and Amis each drove in another run after getting hit by pitches with the bases loaded.

G. Morgan plated the last run of the inning to give Andalusia a 20-0 lead after two innings of play.

In the top of the third inning, Cravey stayed strong on the mound as he struck out the first two batters of the inning for his eighth straight strikeout.

Cravey nearly struck out the side again, but just missed on a 3-2 pitch that allowed the Tigers their first base runner of the game.

Cravey didn’t let it faze him as he struck out the next batter for the third out.

The Bulldogs continued to pound the baseball as the plated five more runs to take a 25-0 lead.

Noah Kelley came in the top of the fourth inning for Cravey and finished off the contest.

“I was proud of the way we approached both games,” Andalusia head coach Tyler Dent said. “Pitchers threw well, we played good defense and hit the ball well. Really, we had some good approaches at the plate today.”




In the final game of the evening, Andalusia grabbed the lead early and held on for a 17-0 win.