The Thomson High School varsity baseball team has racked up a 7-3 record in games through Monday. The Bulldogs beat Hancock Central 12-2 on Monday to post their seventh win of the season.
Thomson scored seven runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth to put the game away. In the win, Michael Harrison went 2-3 at the plate, including a triple. Pat Finnerty recorded his third win of the season on the mound for Thomson.
"Today we hit the ball a little better," said Head Baseball Coach Brad Smith. "But we have to start hitting the ball before the late innings."
On March 17, Thomson fell to Glascock County 2-1 in a game that went to extra innings. Thomson's only run came during the sixth inning when Tyler Champion drew a walk and was moved around to third base. He then stole home on a passed ball.
"This was the best defensive game that we have played since I have been here," Coach Smith said. "We just did not hit the ball well enough to get runners on base."
The Bulldogs lost their opening region game to Hephzibah 9-7 on March 19. Daniel Moore led the way at the plate with a 3-4 performance that included a double.
In games earlier this month, Thomson posted three wins. The Bulldogs defeated Washington-Wilkes on March 11 by a score of 16-1. On March 13, Thomson beat Harlem 9-7, and on the 15th, Jefferson County fell to the Bulldogs 10-4.
"For the most part we're getting consistent strikes thrown," Coach Smith said of the Bulldogs' pitching. "Ryan Carrow is doing a good job coming in and closing when I call on him. And we're playing well defensively."