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Walk-off single seals tourney for Bulldogs

Walk-off single seals tourney for Bulldogs

June 17th, 2019 by Earl Gill in Sports

Texarkana Razorbacks' Gage Harris slides into third base after hitting the ball into center field against the Texarkana Bulldogs on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the championship game for the Phil Sandoval Memorial Tournament at George Dobson field in Texarkana, Texas.

Photo by Hunt Mercier /Texarkana Gazette.

No matter the outcome, the Phil Sandoval Memorial Tournament trophy was staying within the city of Texarkana.

The Texarkana Bulldogs defeated the Texarkana Razorbacks on Sunday afternoon at George Dobson Field, 5-4.

TJ Krause's walk-off single sealed the tournament for the Bulldogs when he drove in Chris Sutton at the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs.

The Razorbacks hopped on the board first after Gage Harris scored on Kevin Zhoa's groundout to first, after reaching on a triple off the left field wall at the top of the first inning.

Harris went 1 for 2 with a triple, and he also scored two runs for the Razorbacks.

Zane Cox started on the mound for the Bulldogs. Cox went 5 1/3 innings, struck out three batters and gave up three hits. Cox also went 1 for 4 at the plate with an RBI.

Zhoa drove in Harris for the Bulldogs' second run of the day in the third inning, swatting a double over the right fielder's head.

Zhoa led the Bulldogs at the dish going 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.

The Bulldogs cut the Razorbacks' deficit in the bottom of the third when Bryan Moore drove in Bryson Rhodes on his sacrifice bunt attempt.

Cox tied the game at two runs each on his single to the outfield, driving in Chris Lyles for the Bulldogs.

Keaton Russo gave the Bulldogs the lead on his sacrifice fly to center field in the third inning, driving in Bryan Moore, 3-2.

Lyles added to the Bulldogs' cushion at the bottom of the fourth inning, driving in pinch runner Hunter Allen on his double to left field, giving the Bulldogs a two-run edge, 4-2.

Lyles went 3 for 4 at the plate with two singles and a double for the Bulldogs.

Kade Garmany started on the bump for the Razorbacks. Garmany went six innings and gave up four hits.

Christian Vicknair scored for the Razorbacks at the top of the fifth inning on two Bulldog errors and Gage Harris' fielder's choice, cutting the Bulldogs' lead to one run, 4-3.

AY Heard tied the game for the Razorbacks on his single to center field, driving in Braden Larey in the top of the seventh with one out. Heard went 1 for 3 at the dish during the contest.

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