Pictured is Caden Fuller
On April 6, the Waldron Diamond Dogs hosted the Danville Little Johns. The Bulldogs were off to a great start with Blake Owens on the mound and Logan Young catching. Waldron was able to score two runs in the first inning when Braden Williams doubled to chase home Matthew Brigance and Caden Fuller who both reached on singles and stole the next base. “We gave up 5 in the 2nd inning starting with a back-to-back base on balls followed by an error,” explained Coach Mark Brigance. “This type of thing has plagued us most of the season.”
The Diamond Dogs went on to score two more runs in the bottom of the second from a Jaden Hutchens walk followed by a Payton Justice single. “After a double steal, Bryson Bailey sac bunted in one run and moved another player to third. Brigance singled to score Justice.” With the game sitting at 5-4 Danville at the beginning of the third, the Diamond Dogs would reach one more score from a Drake Carnley single to bring Bailey home. The game ended with a final score of 10-5 Danville. Although the Bulldogs had a rough start to the week, they finished the week back on top.
“We got off to a good start against Cossatot on April 9,” continued Coach Brigance. “Carnley led off with HP, stole a base, and scored on an RBI by Brigance.” Fuller landed a hit to right field which allowed Payton Justice to score and the Bulldogs took the lead 3-0. Waldron next gave up three runs to Cossatot in the bottom of the first but after that, there was no looking back. The Bulldogs kept the Eagles scoreless for the remainder of the game ending with a 12-3 victory. Willaims pitched the first two innings for the Diamond Dogs while Noah Patrick finished the final five. “We missed chances to get more runs but the defense was much better and pitching and catching improved all game. We caught all the balls we should have and making routine plays means a lot.” Next up for the Diamond Dogs is Senior Night in which they will be hosting Mt.Ida on Monday, April 12.