Bulldogs sweep Pontotoc, advance to play Kosciusko

The Bulldogs fought from behind to take its first round series against Pontotoc on Friday.

After defeating the Warriors, 7-3, on Thursday, New Albany found itself down the entire game after a solo home run by Trey Henry in the second inning gave Pontotoc the 1-0 lead.

In the seventh, Grant Hogue and Jimmy Baldon reached base on singles, and with two outs, Jonah Zahller drove in the two runs to take the lead, 2-1. Ben Foster pitched the complete game for the Bulldogs and shut down the Warriors in the bottom of the seventh to earn the sweep.

In Thursday’s game at home, the Warriors took the early 1-0 lead in the third on a Bulldog error, but Foster tied the game with an RBI double. The Bulldogs took the lead in the fourth inning, loading the bases and scoring the go-ahead run on a wild pitch.

Leading 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth, the Bulldogs added five runs off one hit and four Pontotoc errors to lead 7-1 and held the Warriors to only two hits in the top of the seventh to take the 1-0 series lead.

Next for the Bulldogs is a second round match up with Kosciusko. That series will take place May 2-4.