Sunday, March 2

10U Bulldogs Blue started their season off playing in the USSSA Tourney at the Dream Team Park in lacey. Bulldogs ended the 1st day going 1-1 in tourney play and got rained out the rest of the tourney. Read below for Bulldogs highlights.


Game 1 Bulldogs Blue 7 Bellevue Dragons 5


Ryan Sullivan got the opening day start in the tourney and pitched 2 innings giving up 2 earned runs, 1 hit, 2 walks and had 2 strike outs. The Bulldogs opened up the 1st inning taking a 2 run lead with Brennen Black and Connor Hamry scoring runs. Brennen Black started the season off with a walk stole 2B and 3B and Ayden Vega drove him in with a ground ball to 2B. Connor Hamry got the 1st hit of the season stole 2B, 3B and home to score the 2nd run of the inning. Gabe Tinsley also walked in the 1st inning and stole 2B. Riley Hamling pitched 2 innings as well and picked up the 1st win of the season for the Bulldogs pitching staff. Hamling pitched 2 innings gave up 2 earned runs, 2 hits, walk, HBP and had 3 strike outs. The Bulldogs were up 5-3 after 2 innings with big hits from Riley Hamling with his 1st at bat as a Bulldog ripping a triple over the right fielders head, Ryan Sullivan walked, Jackson Warner got a hit and Dustin Marx Jr. walked to help score 5 runs in 2 innings. The Dragons then tied the game 5-5 in the bottom of the 3rd innings but the Bulldogs pitching staff held them in check the rest of the way. In the top of the 5th with the game on the line and 2 outs Brennen Black and Ayden Vega both got walked and stole their way all around the bases including home to give the Bulldogs the go ahead runs. With a 2 run lead and the time only allowing to play 5 innings the Bulldogs brought in the Closer David Pardey Jr. AKA "Lil DZZZY" and he didn't disappoint as he struck out the side to secure the Bulldogs 1st win of the season. 

Game 2    Bulldogs Blue 8 @ Grays Harbor Force 11

Gabe Tinsley got the start pitching against the Force  and suffered his 1st loss of the season but not because he didn't pitch well but the defense had way to many fielding mistakes as the Force only had 1 earned run out of 11.  Jackson Warner followed Gabe Tinsley and Brennen Black on the mound and kept the Bulldogs in the game pitching 2 scoreless innings in the 3rd and 4th inning.  After trailing 11-0 after 2 innings the Bulldogs fought back to score 8 runs over the next 4 innings.