At Sweetwater Park, the Thomson Middle School Diamond Dogs opened their season against the Wrens Colts at home on Tuesday, March 2.
In a game called after five innings, Thomson Middle defeated WMS by a score of 11-1.
The Bulldogs were led by pitcher Austin Phillips, who struck out 12 batters and walked only one in a one-hit game. Phillips was Thomson's leading hitter, going 3-4 with four doubles in the contest.
Will Anderson was 2-2, and Jake Unokur was 1-2 and scored twice.
On Thursday, the Diamond Dogs traveled to Louisville, where they lost 5-3 in five innings. Justin McCorkle was the pitcher of record, giving up four runs on two hits, while striking out five batters.
He was relieved by Jake Unokur who retired an additional seven batters on strikes. Unokur, Anderson, McCorkle, Jonathan Talkington, Clint Rushing, and Trey Bailey all reached base on hits.
The Thomson Middle School baseball team, which is coached by Brett Chalker, is comprised of the following students: Will Anderson, Trey Bailey, Ben Barmore, Clint Chalker, Patrick Cooper, Danny Johnson, Justin McCorkle, Josh McCorkle, Austin Phillips, Clint Rushing, Austin Smith, Jonathan Talkington, and Jake Unokur. Team managers for the 2003-2004 season are Coty Clark and Chris Lindsey.
Thomson Middle's next games on the schedule are slated for Sweetwater Park on Thursday, March 11, versus Glascock County.
On Saturday, March 13, the Thomson Middle School Diamond Dogs travel to Burke County for a tournament where they are slated to face off against Jenkins County and the tournament hosts.