Bulldogs crush Defenders


By Tony McGuire - cpsports@gmail.com



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Hazard’s Andy Baker had scored a run, had a hit, and knocked in a run this week, while pitching four innings with only 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.


Hazard’s Ryan Smith had scored 2 runs and had 4 hits this week, while the Bulldogs went 3-0.


Hazard’s Cole Ratliff scored 3 runs and had 2 hits in just two games this week.


Last week, the Hazard Bulldogs traveled to Lexington where they did battle with the Bryan Station Defenders. The game was tight in the early innings, but a mid-game rally boosted the Bulldogs to the 8-1 win.

The two teams traded runs in the first inning, setting the score at 1-1. Hazard broke the tie in the third inning with another run, giving them the 2-1 lead.

Eventually, the Bulldogs got their bats going, and blasted the Defenders for four runs in the fifth inning (6-1). With Bryan Station’s spirits broken, Hazard put the game away in the sixth inning with a two run rally (8-1). The Defenders would not be able to mount a comeback, giving the Bulldogs the 8-1 win.

Devin Morris picked up the win on the mound, throwing six innings with 4 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Blake Nidiffer came in relieve, pitching the final inning.

Hazard (8) Griffin Wells 1 run, Ryan Smith 1 run and 1 hit, Cole Ratliff 2 runs, Rudy Akemon 1 run, 2 hits and 2 RBI, Devin Morris 1 run, 2 hits and 2 RBI, Andy Baker 1 run and 1 RBI, Blake Lockhart 1 hit and 1 RBI, Cameron Johnson 1 hit, and Blake Nidiffer 1 run.

Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Hazard’s Andy Baker had scored a run, had a hit, and knocked in a run this week, while pitching four innings with only 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0133.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Hazard’s Andy Baker had scored a run, had a hit, and knocked in a run this week, while pitching four innings with only 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.

Hazard’s Ryan Smith had scored 2 runs and had 4 hits this week, while the Bulldogs went 3-0.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_thumbnail_IMG_9689.jpgHazard’s Ryan Smith had scored 2 runs and had 4 hits this week, while the Bulldogs went 3-0.

Hazard’s Cole Ratliff scored 3 runs and had 2 hits in just two games this week.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_thumbnail_IMG_9744.jpgHazard’s Cole Ratliff scored 3 runs and had 2 hits in just two games this week.

By Tony McGuire

cpsports@gmail.com

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