Bulldogs See Season End In Extra-Innings Heartbreaker



Hampton rallied late to force extra innings but was unable to eke out a win on Friday night.

The Bulldogs saw their season come to a heartbreaking close with an 8-7 loss to North Greene in the District 1-A baseball elimination game at Joe O’Brien Field.

After North Greene held a 3-0 lead after two innings of play, the Bulldogs answered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the third.

Jonathon Greenwell hit a double to center field to plate Brody Hicks for the first Bulldog run, while Noah Nichols hit a shot to left field that scored Jaden Kuhn and Greenwell to tie things up after three innings of play.

The fourth and fifth innings went quietly as neither team was able to plate a run.

The Huskies regained the lead with two runs in the top of the sixth, but Hampton was able to get one back when Nichols scored off an Elisha Henson double.

North Greene once again added to their lead in the seventh as the Huskies maintained a 7-4 lead going to the bottom of the frame.

After the first two batters were retired in order, the Hampton bats cranked up again.

Chance Point and Hicks hit singles to get on base, and both scored off a Kuhn single to centerfield. Nichols pushed the game-tying run across the plate with a single to tie the game and put the game-winning run on third.

The Bulldogs, however, were unable to keep the inning going as extras were needed.

Both teams got a baserunner on in the eighth, but neither was able to push the run across.

North Greene took the lead after a sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth.

Hampton continued to fight and put two base runners on in the bottom of the ninth but was able to keep the inning going.

Nichols had four hits for Hampton, while Greenwell added three hits.
Tuff Robinson and Henson had two hits apiece.

On the mound, Josh Whitson struck out 13 batters in eight innings of work.


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