JV Dogs beat JV Eagles, fall to JV Titans
By Greg Sullivan
JV Diamond Dogs got off to a good start last week, rallying to beat Eastside 7-6 last Tuesday at home before falling Thursday at North Oconee to split their week's games.
J.R. Messer picked up a complete game win over Eastside for the JV Dogs last Tuesday. Messer also helped himself out at the plate by getting the game-winning RBI for the Dogs in the seventh inning.
The Dogs entered the final inning down 6-4, but quickly got the momentum going in their favor. Drew Stapleton led off the inning with a solo home run to spark the Dogs' rally.
JV Dogs Head Coach Josh Reeves said he was happy to see his team getting some runs on the board late.
"We'd been making contact," Reeves said. "We started putting hits together in that inning."
"It was a good effort," Reeves said. "J.R. pitched a good game."
At North Oconee, Reeves said the difference was just the JV Titans' good hitting as the JV Dogs fell 9-5.
"We played errorless baseball, but North Oconee just out-hit us," Reeves said.
The Dogs were down 6-1 and rallied to pull within one run at 6-5 with a four-run fifth inning, but after some late North Oconee runs the Dogs couldn't get back in the game.
"It was a good team effort," Reeves said. "We just didn't have anything left after that first rally."
The team hosted Rockdale on Tuesday and they host Apalachee on Friday.