Thursday afternoon, the Morgan County High School baseball team opened the 2021 GHSA AAA baseball tournament with a double header against the Blue Wave of Long County. It was a tough day for the young Bulldogs team as they dropped both games of the double header, eliminating them from the playoffs and closing the 2021 season.
Game one started early, and the scoring matched the clock with both teams putting up a pair of runs in the first inning. Long County jumped on starting pitcher Sam Schofield in the second inning scoring five runs. Bryce Bragg came on in relief and threw a great game, striking out two. At the plate in game one, the dogs saw the ball well, tallying nine hits and walking five times. Long County won game one 7-6.
Game two looked promising for the Bulldogs as they put up five runs in the first five innings and held the Blue Tide off the scoreboard. Brendan Conway got the start for the Dogs and struck out four over six innings of work. The Blue Tide of Long County put up two runs in the fifth inning and fatigue started to get the best of Conway in the sixth inning as Long County started to deliver hits. They sent 11 batters to the plate in the sixth inning scoring seven runs on five hits.
Down by four runs in the final frame, the Dogs tried to mount a comeback with Maddox Smith and Bryce Bragg both reaching with two outs and coming around to score but it would not be enough and Long County took the 9-7 win.
The Bulldogs closed the season with a 20-12 record after taking second place in region 4-AAA.