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Thomson wins three straight

After losing a close game to Region 3-AAA powerhouse Cross Creek on March 28, Thomson's varsity baseball squad rattled off three straight wins. It was the first time this season that the Bulldogs have won consecutive games.

That result for the Bulldogs (7-6) was definitely a positive in the eyes of the coaching staff.

"The coaches, we've been talking that the kids are responding real well to what we're trying to do," said Thomson Coach Terry Holder. "They seem to be eager to learn. There's no quit in them. We've got a bunch of guys that want to play ball, and we're getting better."

Thomson led Cross Creek for much of the game last week, but much like earlier games against Harlem and Aquinas, defense failed the Bulldogs late in the game. They ended up falling 5-9.

"We had them down late, and we just weren't able to perform defensively," Coach Holder said. "We played a real good ball game for five innings. We are our own worst enemy sometimes."

Then at home against Jefferson County on March 29, the Bulldogs were able to pull out their second win this season against the Warriors, a 9-6 victory.

On March 31, Phillip Bonner pitched his way to a 6-1 Thomson win over Glenn Hills. Will Anderson homered for the Bulldogs in the win, but Coach Holder was still disappointed in the number of runners left on base.

On April 3, Drew Usry's one hitter - with 7 strikeouts - helped Thomson to a 15-1, five inning mercy-rule win at home against Glascock County. Ryan Heacock came in to pitch the fifth inning for Thomson.

The Bulldogs were scheduled to play Washington-Wilkes on April 5, after The Mirror's deadline. They face Butler on April 11, Glascock County on April 13, and the next home game is versus Richmond Academy on April 15 at 11 a.m.

Web posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2006

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