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Bulldogs among second-day winners in tourney

Bulldogs among second-day winners in tourney

June 16th, 2019 by Earl Gill in Sports Prep

The second day of the Phil Sandoval Memorial Tournament continued Saturday at George Dobson Field.

The Bowie County Eagles and Texarkana Bulldogs posted wins, and Arkansas Pulpwood won twice Saturday in annual baseball tournament at George Dobson Field.

Play resumes Sunday at 9:30 a.m. today, with the championship game at 2:30 p.m. at George Dobson Field.


George Dobson Field

Texarkana Bulldogs 9, D-Backs 2

The Bulldogs took an early lead at the bottom of the first inning when Zane Cox doubled off the left-field wall, driving in Chris Lyles and Marzavin Riles for the game's first scores.

Keaton Russo added to the Bulldogs' lead, driving in Cox with a double on the following at-bat.

The Bulldogs were able to scratch another run in the second inning when Bryan Moore drove in Bryson Rhodes, giving Texarkana a 4-0 edge.

TJ Krause added to the Bulldogs' lead in the third, driving in Cox for the locals' fifth run of the contest.

Perry Cooper started on the bump for the Bulldogs. He went 2 1-3 innings with three strikeouts and gave up two hits.

Trey Pickett broke the scoring drought for the D-Backs in the fourth inning, driving in Blake Pickett with his double to center field. Pickett went 2 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI.

Moore drove in Lyles to give the Bulldogs a 6-1 advantage heading into the fifth inning.

The D-Backs sliced the Bulldogs' lead to 6-2 in the fifth when Quinn Hale drove in Bradley Bearden. Hale went 1 for 1 with a single and an RBI.

Lyles later drove in Krause to give the Bulldogs a 7-2 edge with his double down the left-field line.

Lyles finished the game going 3 for 4 with a triple, double, RBI and stolen base, while scoring three runs.

Riles added two more runs for Texarkana on the following at-bat, driving in Kris Shumaker and Lyles on his single to right field.

Riles ended the game going 1 for 3 with 2 RBI and also scoring a run.


Arkansas Pulpwood 9, Bowie County Eagles 7

The Bowie County Eagles started their match with Arkansas Pulpwood with the early advantage.

Parker Twisdale drove in Brayden Solida for the Eagles on his infield single in the top of the first.

Pulpwood turned a double play with runners in scoring position to get out of the inning down a score.

Amzi East started on the hill for Pulpwood. East went three innings, struck out two batters and gave up three hits.

Pulpwood gained the lead in the fourth inning when James Milner drove in Dezmond Cordova and LT Tuberville on his double to the center-field gap.

Milner finished the game going 1 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI.

The Eagles' Andrew Cotseones drove in Solida to tie the contest at 2-2 in the fifth inning.

Bryant Roberts' sacrifice to center field drove in Miles Jones to give Pulpwood the lead, 3-2.

Pulpwood scored its second run of the inning when Cordova came home plate on a errant throw by the Eagles catcher to second base.

The Eagles chipped away at Pulpwood's lead in the sixth inning. Isaac Whittington drove in Matthew O'Neal with his single and Tanner Pounds plated David Singleton.

Bowie County took a 5-4 lead in the sixth when Hudson Twisdale drove in Whittington with a sacrifice fly to right field.

Pulpwood answered back in the following inning after the Eagles loaded the bases.

Jordan Simple drove in Milner to tie the game at 5-5.

Cordova drove in two runs on a double to left field, after the Eagles walked a run in for Pulpwood after loading the bases.

Cordova finished 2 for 2 at the dish with a double and 2 RBI, while scoring three runs.

Tuberville drove in Cordova to give Pulpwood the 4-run cushion over the Eagles, 9-5.

Matthew O'Neal cut Pulpwood's lead to 9-7 when he drove in Solida and Strain with his double to the left-center gap.


Arkansas Pulpwood 17,

East Texas Prospects 7

Arkansas Pulpwood kept its bats going from Game 1 of their doubleheader.

Amzi East hit a double off the wall in the gap between center and right field, driving in Jordan Semple for the game's first score.

East went 1 for 1 with a RBI and scored two runs.

Drake Browning answered back for the East Texas Prospects in the bottom of the inning. Browning's single to the outfield drove in Dalton Lowe.

Browning started on the hill for Prospects, going two innings, while striking out two. Browning also finished 1 for 2 with an RBI.

Tanner Whinery drove in Josh Moffett, with a infield single, to give the Prospects a 2-1 lead.

Whinery also came home on a overthrow to second base by the catcher, to give the Prospects a 2-run cushion.

Semple tied the game in the second, driving in Myles Jones and Jameson Milner for Pulpwood.

Semple was Pulpwood's starting pitcher, going two innings and giving up four hits.

Dezmond Cordova gave Pulpwood the lead in the second, driving in Mark Smith with his infield single, 4-3.

Pulpwood was able to scatter three more runs before the inning was over, giving them a slight edge heading into the bottom of the second, 7-3.

Browning scored in the bottom of the third on a throwing error by the catcher, cutting into Pulpwood's lead, 7-4.

Caden Bennett drove in Whinery for the Prospects on his single to center field, slicing Pulpwood's advantage to 7-5.

Bennett scored on a wild pitch for the Prospects, to bring the contest to one run, 7-6.

William Davidson tied the contest with a bloop single, scoring Jaden Parker for the fourth run of the inning, 7-7.

Myles Jones later scored, putting Pulpwood on top, 8-7.

Sam West drove in Mark Smith and Keelan Hodge on his double to center field, after Milner scored on a wild pitch.

West finished the game going 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.

Semple and West, each scored on a wild pitch, adding to Pulpwood's cushion, 13-7.

Cordova gave Pulpwood an insurance run, driving in East on his infield single, 14-7.

Every Pulpwood hitter scored a run in the fourth inning.



  • Bowie County Eagles posted a 7-5 win over the Timber Rattlers in the first game at Dobson Field.


Joe Blagg Field

Timber Rattlers 8, Razorbacks 5

A big five-run first inning proved to be the difference in this game.

After the Rattlers had two runners on base and two outs, Steven Huff kept the inning alive with a single, scoring two runs.

Dakota Fitch reached on an error and winning pitcher Drake Rice singled to drive in the third run. Toby Spurlock and Brock Wright followed with RBI singles and a 5-0 advantage.

The team from the Crossett, Ark., area added three more runs on three hits in the third inning for an 8-1 lead.

Daniel Burns did a fine job in relief of Dylan Adcock, retiring nine straight batters.

The Razorbacks began to peck away at the Rattlers lead, scoring a run in the bottom on the third and another in the fifth to draw within, 8-3.

Texarkana scored two runs in the final sixth inning.

Ay Heard, Dalton Burrell and Andrew LeGrande had two hits each for the Razorbacks.

Jack Rice, Keynon Beasley, Huff and Drake Rice had two hits each for the Rattlers.


Razorbacks 14, D-Backs 4

The D-Backs actually led in the game after scoring four runs in the third inning to grab a 4-3 lead.

But the Razorbacks took advantage of numerous walks, hit batters, and errors to score 11 runs over the final two innings for this run-rule victory.

The D-Backs scored their four runs on four hits after two outs in the third.

The Razorbacks scored one run on four hits in the first inning. Dargan Covington and Kade Garmany had a single and Dylan Adcock drove in the run with a double. Braden Larey added an infield hit.

Texarkana added two runs in the second inning on a triple by Garmany for two RBI.

The Razorbacks broke the game open with six runs on just two hits in the third, and added another five runs in the fourth, again on just two hits, to end the game by the run-rule with just one-out.

Keegan Rogers went the distance to pick up the win.

Garmany led the 10-hit attack with three hits, and Adcock added two hits.

(Bob Krayl contributed to this story)

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