Baseball Playoffs: WSN out, TRM advances

Published 6:36 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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W.S. Neal ended its baseball season Monday night in the third game of a first-round series, falling 4-2 to Dale County in the Class 4A state playoffs.

T.R. Miller will face Thomasville on Friday in the second round of playoff action enroute to a state title.

In Monday’s game for W.S. Neal, the team was tied with DCHS 202 after the second inning, but the Warriors added two runs in the fifth and held on late for the win.

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Jasean Jones, Sam Bosarge, Carter Hodges, Walker Hoomes, Dakota Rose and Jordan Sims had one hit each for the Blue Eagles. Rose had two RBIs.

Corey Hammonds went 3-for-3 with two RBIs; Devin Grider and Nick Cogman had one RBI each to lead DCHS.

Hammonds gave up three hits and no runs and struck out four to earn the victory.

Bosarge gave up four runs on eight hits in the loss.

On Friday, W.S. Neal and Dale County played in game three of a Class 4A first-round series.

In that game, the Blue Eagles came from behind to beat DCHS 6-5 in game one, and lost a 5-0 lead in game two to fall 10-5.

DCHS 10, WSN 5

Jasean Jones and Sam Bosarge went 2-for-4 with an RBI each to lead the Blue Eagles. Gavin Leggett, Jordan Crane and Jordan Sims had one hit each.

Dale County’s Christian Ross went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

WSN scored one run in the third and four runs in the fifth inning.

DCHS came back and had a big sixth inning, scoring eight runs to take a lead it wouldn’t give up.

Nick Cogman struck out one and allowed no runs on no hits in 2.0 innings to earn the win for DCHS.


Trailing 5-0 in the third inning, the Blue Eagles scored three runs, added one run in the fifth and two in the sixth in the win.

Jones went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs; Crane went 2-for-4 with two RBIs; Walker Hoomes, Carter Hodges, Dakota Rose and Jordan Sims had one hit each.

D. Grinder went 3-for-4 to lead DCHS.

Crane pitched a complete game, striking out three and allowed five runs on six hits.

For the Tigers, a couple of wins on Friday put them in a spot to make a run for the state title.

In those games, TRM put a total of 25 points on the board against their opponent.

TRM 14, New Brockton 2

The Tigers scored three runs in the first, one run in the second, four runs in the fourth, two runs in the sixth and four runs in the seventh.

Jackson Flores went 4-for-5 with two RBIs to lead the Tigers. Blake Jernigan went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and three runs; Miller Hart went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs; Logan Rowell went 2-for-4 with a run; Broox Hart went 1-for-3 with two runs; Ed Dolihite went 0-for-4 with an RBI; and Bracken Pettis went 1-for-4 with a run.

Rowell allowed two runs on four hits and struckout five in 4.0 innings to earn the win. Sam Kelly came in for the save, striking out seven and allowing no runs on no hits in 3.0 innings.

TRM 11, New Brockton 0

Jernigan went 2-for-2 with four RBIs; and Rowell went 1-for-2 with two RBIs to lead TRM.

Jernigan also received the win on the mound, throwing a one-hitter and striking out 10 batters in 5.0 innings.