Thomson's varsity baseball team is still struggling to find consistency, according to Coach Terry Holder. The Bulldogs split their two games this past weekend, and the difference between their play in both games was huge, Coach Holder said.
"We probably went from playing our best game of the year on Friday in less than 24 hours to playing our worst game," he said.
On Friday, March 24, Thomson traveled to play sub-region opponent Hephzibah. The Bulldogs came away with a 5-0 win that boosted their Region 3-AAA North record to 2-1. Overall, their record stands at 4-5.
Evan Howard pitched a shutout on his way to a win for Thomson. LaBrandon Hudson, Phillip Bonner, Clay Dent and Aaron McCorkle provided some firepower at the plate to help the Bulldogs on offense.
"They gave us some pretty timely hitting," Coach Holder said.
The following day at Aquinas, Thomson saw it all fall apart in a 4-14 loss to the Fighting Irish. Coach Holder said it wasn't just one thing his team did wrong that led to the loss.
"Just about anything you can imagine went wrong," he said. "First of all, we didn't come to play and didn't play well at all. I think it was really a big let-down as far as team-wise, school wise and everything else, to show a lot of improvement one day and the next day just fall way back just like we hadn't even seen a baseball."
Coach Holder said the team is still working on consistent play. But he is doing all he knows to do to alleviate the problem.
"When things like that happen, you talk about it with each other, practice your mistakes, and then hopefully through those two different things you'll get better, more consistent," he said.
The team played two games after The Mirror's early pre-Master's week deadlines. On March 28, the Bulldogs traveled to Cross Creek, and on March 29, they played host to Jefferson County.
On March 31, the team will travel to Glenn Hills. The next home game for the Bulldogs is on April 3 against Glascock County.