And the hits just keep on coming

Tia Lynn Ivey Sports

In the earlier days of radio, the quote of, “And the hits just keep on coming,” was quite commonly used to say that one hit record after another was being played.  It can also refer to one good thing after another good thing after another good thing is happening.  In the baseball world of the Morgan County High School baseball team, it literally means that they are flat out tearing the cover off the ball in their last few outings.

To most baseball fans that saw this team play last year and returning seven of those starters, it’s no big surprise.

The reigning 8-AAA Champs are putting wood to leather in a particularly nasty way of late.

One particularly fanatical mother and fan when asked to give a baseball report simply stated, “Hits, hits, and more hits.”

According to this source, the Dogs banged out 26 hits over the past two games and homered three times, twice in the first inning against Oconee County.

Here are a few statistics and highlights from the first game of the week.  The Dogs easily dispatched Oconee County 11-1 on Wednesday while racking up 10 hits on the day.

Grant Cofer and Trey Patterson both launched homers in the first inning to give the Dogs a comfortable 5-0 lead.

They rode that lead and the arm of Hunter Lane to the win.

Lane went four full innings scattering three hits and no runs while striking out four and not recording a walk.

Hunter Christian came on in relief out of the bullpen.

MOCO knocked Oconee’s starting pitcher out after just two innings by scoring another run in the bottom frame.  On the offensive side it was Cofer, Bryson Burke, and Jaron Ferguson leading the way with multiple hits.

Cofer went 2-2 with a walk and four RBI’s, Ferguson was 2-3, and Burke was also 2-3 on the evening.  The Bulldogs were sure-handed in the field committing no errors.

The combination of scoring runs, getting great pitching, and playing errorless ball will win you a lot of games.  In fact, it will win most of them.

This week’s baseball schedule included an away game Monday at North Oconee.  Upcoming games with Madison County (DH) Wednesday and a rematch with North Oconee Friday will both be played at home.  First pitches will be thrown at 5:00 and 5:55 respectively.

More statistics from this game can be found on Page B6.

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