The Coahoma Bulldogs finished the 2018 Battle on the Buffalo Trail tournament with a draw for their last two matches.
Braden Pearson blasted an out-of-the-park home run in the top of the third inning to help the Bulldogs retake the lead, however, the Golden Cranes came back in the fourth to end the match 9-all Saturday night.
Pearson went 1 for 3 at the plate, had 3 RBIs, and 2 runs for the game. Bulldogs pitcher Zach Holmes went 2 for 2 at bat and had 3 runs.
Coahoma jumped out into the lead in the first inning bringing in 2 runs, one from a sacrifice fly ball to center field by Logan Franklin and the other came from a line drive single by Zack Schneider.
The Bulldogs extended the score by 5 runs in the second inning led by Logan Franklin, Pearson, Landon Grant, and Z. Schneider, who all raked in RBIs. Overall, Franklin, Grant, and Z. Schneider had 2 RBIs a piece for the match. At their next at-bat, the Golden Cranes answered back earning 7 runs and then another 2 in the fourth to end the match with the tie.
Holmes was on the mound for Coahoma. He threw 94 pitches and got 48 strikes from 27 batters over 4 innings.
Coahoma; 2B - Coahoma, Zach Holmes, HR - Coahoma Braden Pearson.
COAHOMA 6, LIPAN 6
March 17, 2018 @ Forsan
A late in the game comeback ended the Coahoma Bulldogs-Lipan Indians match with a tie at 6-6 Saturday morning.
The Bulldog offense had a big second inning earning 6 runs thanks to Zack Schneider, Seth Brooks, Braden Pearson, Logan Franklin, and Bracy Bacon. Lipan fought back over the next two innings earning 1 run in the third and 5 in the fourth before the game timed out.
Bacon led the Bulldogs in hits going 2 for 3 at the plate. Franklin had 2 RBIs in the game. Pearson started for the Bulldogs on the rubber going 3 ? innings before Bacon came in as relief. Pearson threw 109 pitches in the game and got 54 strikes. He faced 25 batters.
Coahoma went 1-2-2 in the series. Next: The Bulldogs take on the Jim Ned Indians in Tuscola Tuesday. JV plays at 4:30 p.m. Varsity will begin at 7 p.m.