Diamond Dogs continue to struggle in loss to Elberton
ELBERTON – The Morgan County High School woes continued this week as the first win of the season still eludes the Diamond Dogs.
The Dogs started things off well in the top of the first inning as a RBI base hit by Matt Riden knocked in teammate Chace Crowley for the first run of the game. The Diamond Dogs added another run before the inning ended and held a 2—0 lead until the bottom of the third.
In the bottom of the third, Elbert County got on the scoreboard on an unearned run and added three more inearned runs in the fourth to take a 4—2 lead. But Morgan County battled back in the top of the fifth with Crowley picking up a base hit followed by Riden reaching base on an error. Cody Seabolt stepped up to the plate and picked up a two—RBI double as the Bulldogs to tie things up. Seabolt later scored on a fielder’s choice to give the Bulldogs the lead.
Things fell apart in the sixth when three costly errors, two walks and a base hit resulted in five runs to give Elbert a 9—5 lead. And that was how the game ended.
"We actually got the ball in play against Elbert," Head Coach Jay Eason said. "But we are inconsistent on defense. Our pitching is coming along and out hitting is doing better, but we are struggling to control our errors."
The Bulldogs doubleheader against Oconee County that was scheduled for last Saturday was cancelled due to rain. With little practice due to the weather, the Dogs opened up their region play Tuesday on the road against Washington—Wilkes and hoped to make up their game that was scheduled for March 17 against Monroe Area Wednesday.
Morgan County will have their first home game of the season Friday as they take on Monticello in region play. First pitch is at 4:30 p.m.