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Bulldogs dismantled by Huskies in conference baseball affair

BY NIC MILLER
STAR CORRESPONDENT

HAMPTON – A week filled with action in terms of spring sports in Carter County was still in the early stages on Tuesday as the Hampton Bulldogs welcomed the North Greene Huskies to Scotty Bunton Field for a varsity baseball matchup.

The Huskies got things off the ground in the early going, as a run came home to score in the top of the first when the lead-off batter Cayden Foulks scored on a ground ball through the infield that was hit by the catcher, Jonah Palmer.

And in the second inning, the Huskies added two more runs with Brody Harkleroad sending a blooper to right field to bring home the runner from second base, and Foulks etching an RBI of his own making it a 3-0 ball game heading into the home half of the second.

After another scoreless frame for the Bulldogs in the second, the Huskies got on the board once again in the third when Micah Jones brought two runs across to score by tattooing a ball into left field, a hit that resulted in a double.

After a scoreless inning and a half, the Huskies picked right back up where they left off in the top half of the fourth where Carter Morelock joined the action by sending a ball over the centerfielder’s head to bring two more runners across.

However, Morelock paid the ultimate price as he was gunned down trying to take third due to an excellent throw by Hampton’s Parker Henry. After the damage was done, the score was 7-0 in favor of the Huskies heading into the home half of the fourth.

The fifth inning saw more of the same from the Huskies, as four runs would score in total, two of them due to two separate errors, and two as a result of an RBI triple by third basemen Tucker Owen.

Deep in a hole, the Bulldogs had one shot to bring it within ten runs or their night would end early in defeat.

But the Bulldogs were not able to make it close as they ended the night with an 11-0 loss to the Huskies.

The Bulldogs will be back in action at home on Thursday as they host the Hancock County Indians for a doubleheader featuring two five-inning contests.