On Friday, the Hazard Bulldogs closed out their week with the Allen Central Rebels. The game was close throughout, with the Bulldogs putting together a strong rally late to pull off the 6-2 win.
Allen Central opened the game with a run in top half of the first inning. Hazard reciprocated in the bottom of the frame (1-1).
The Bulldogs went up 3-1 in the fourth inning as they crossed the plate twice. The Rebels cut the lead to one with a run in the fifth inning (3-2).
Hazard put the game on ice in the sixth inning, doubling their score with three runs (6-2). Evan Whitaker smacked a homerun driving in two. The Bulldogs’ defense held strong in the seventh inning, giving them the win.
Hazard stats: Austin Johnson 2 runs and 3 hits, Griffin Wells 2 runs, 3 hits and 2 RBI, Evan Whitaker 1 run, 4 hits and 2 RBI, Jordan Olinger 1 hit, Nathan Stupart 1 hit and Blake Niddifer 1 run. Winning pitcher: Kameron Conley: 6 innings, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts, 3 hits and 2 runs. Griffin Wells: 1 inning, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, 0 hits and 0 runs.