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Diamond Dogs start new winning streak

After seeing its five-game win streak snapped by Glascock County the week before, the Thomson High School varsity baseball team started a new winning streak. As of this past weekend's game, the Bulldogs are on a four-game roll -- capping it Tuesday with a 16-1 trouncing of Glenn Hills.


Thomson High's Will Anderson slides in safely against Cross Creek.

After beating Richmond Academy to start off the home stand, this past week saw the Bulldogs pull of huge wins over Hephzibah and Cross Creek.

"Right now everything is going good," said Thomson Coach Terry Holder. "We're playing good defense, and we are swinging the bats well. I just keep hoping our pitching is going to step up a little bit better. We've been overall real pleased."

On April 18, the Dogs sent the Rebels packing by the score of 11-1. Coach Holder said the hitting and defense have come around, and it is paying off for the team. But capitalizing on opponent's mistakes was key in the win over Hephzibah.

"We took some opportunities with some errors that they gave us, and it went well," he said.

Then on April 21, Thomson beat perennial region powerhouse Cross Creek 11-4. The Dogs had lost a four-run game to the Razorbacks earlier in the season, but this time their bats were working.

"I was told that's the first time we have beaten them," Coach Holder said. "I was thrilled to know that we did something we haven't done before."

The last two regular season games are today at Harlem and tomorrow at Richmond Academy. Coach Holder said if his team continues to win, the goal of making and doing well in the playoffs is in sight.

Web posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006

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