WAYNESBORO, Ga. - After losing to the Burke County Bears at home back on April 2, the Thomson High School Bulldogs hit the road to Waynesboro last Monday during Masters Week where they blanked the Bears 2-0.
Thomson then slammed Glenn Hills 20-0 on Tuesday, faced Richmond Academy on Wednesday and spent the rest of the week preparing for two big region games in the next five days. The Bulldogs travel to Harlem Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. In their last meeting with each other, it was Harlem coming out on top 5-3.
After Harlem, Thomson plays host to Cross Creek at home on Tuesday. Game time at THS Tuesday is 6 p.m.
With the victory over Glenn Hills, Thomson improved their record to 14-4 overall, while sporting a 4-2 sub-region mark.
Against Burke County, the Bulldogs exacted a measure of revenge for a home loss suffered earlier in the season. This time, Thomson senior pitcher Stephen Krepps made sure that the Bears didn't get to him like they did the first time around.
The right hander worked deliberately in making everyone of his pitches count, as he went the distance. Krepps struck out eight batters, walked two and allowed just six hits. Out of those hits, the only extra base hit he gave up was a double.
In the game against the Bears, the game remained scoreless until the top of the fifth inning when Thomson struck for both of their runs.
Will Anderson led off the inning with a single into center field before Nick Rau struck out. Cody Ewest then followed, reaching first base after being hit by a pitch. That put runners on first and second bases with one out. Senior catcher Weston Meehan then reached on a miscue by the Burke County second baseman, which allowed Anderson to score.
The inning was kept alive when Thomson senior second baseman Austin Phillips drove Ewest home with a RBI single up the middle. Phillips was the hottest hitter in the game - going 4-for-4.