The Trenton Bulldogs looked to be in command of their Grand River Conference baseball opener on Tuesday night, leading the Braymer Bobcats 8-1 going into the bottom of the 6th inning. Over the next two innings, the Bulldogs had to sweat out a pair of three-run rallies by the home team, before holding off the ‘Cats in an 8-7 baseball victory.
Spencer Harris got the win for the THS pitching staff, twirling the first four innings, striking out four batters, allowing three hits and a fourth inning run, while walking one Bobcat batter. Jesse Farmer came out of the Trenton bullpen to pitch two innings, giving up five hits and three runs, while Colton Colston got three outs in the bottom of the 7th, giving up two runs, a walk, and a hit in the process. Trenton scored two runs in the top of the 1st inning, four in a pivotal 4th, and two more runs in the top of the 6th inning.
Harris hit in the lead-off spot for the Bulldogs and went 2-for-4, including a double, with 2 RBI’s and one run scored. Hunter Dugan reached base in all 4 at-bat’s, with a single and double, and two base on balls. Dugan scored twice and added an RBI. Colston was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a triple for the Bulldogs.
Braymer’s Jordan Miller had a 3-for-4 game for the home team, scoring twice, while Robbie Shoe was 1-for-4 and scored two runs. Braymer left 10 runners on base in seven innings of batting, failing to take full advantage against a Bulldog squad that committed five errors in the game.
Trenton, now 2-1 on the season (1-0 in the GRC), will host the Chillicothe Hornets at 4:30 on Thursday afternoon at Burleigh Grimes Field, with coverage on Hot Country Z 101.7 starting at 4:20 with pregame. The Bulldogs play at Lathrop on Friday afternoon, then host Putnam County in the Bulldogs first-ever GRC home tilt on Monday at 4:30 PM, also on Hot Country Z 101.7.