Last week, the Hazard Bulldogs met the Jackson City Tigers on the baseball diamond. The Bulldogs took the upper hand early in the contest, and cruised to the 6-1 victory.
Hazard picked up their first run in the second inning (1-0), and slowly began to pull away. By the end of the third inning, the Bulldogs were up 3-0.
Jackson City got their first and only run of the contest in the top half of the fourth inning (3-1). However, Hazard would quickly erase it with a two spot in the bottom of the frame (5-1).
The only other score in game came in the fifth inning as the Bulldogs set the final score at 6-1. Blake Nidiffer got the win on the mound for Hazard, going three innings with 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and 2 strikeouts. Andy Baker finished the game (4 innings) with 4 hits, 1 run, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.
Hazard (6) Ryan Smith 1 run and 3 hits, Andy Baker 1 hit, Rudy Akemon 1 hit and 2 RBI, Devin Morris 1 hit, Blake Nidiffer 2 runs and 2 hits, Kyle Johnson 1 run and 1 hit, Chase Ford 1 run, 2 hits and 3 RBI, Dalton Baker 1 hit, and Trajon Campbell 1 run.
Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.