Sweet Water takes two from Demopolis, moves to 8-1

Sweet Water won four games over the span of three days following a weather-shortened slate last week. The Bulldogs took a pair of one-run affairs from Demopolis Monday night to move their record to 8-1 on the season.

Sweet Water 9, Demopolis 8

Sweet Water took the first game of the afternoon by scoring two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for the 9-8 win. Jonah Smith scored on a wild pitch to tie the game before Hunter Mendenhall drew a walk to plate Cole Morgan for the victory.

Demetrious Davis scored on a wild pitch in the top of the eighth to put the Tigers up 8-7. Extra innings came after Sweet Water erased a 7-5 seventh-inning deficit when Chance Broussard scored on a passed ball before Braiden Broussard stole home to tie the game.

Demopolis appeared poised for the win in the top of the seventh when it plated a pair of runs on a Jay Craig solo homer and a Luke Yelverton walk that scored Wesley Holemon.

Sweet Water led 2-1 after an inning of play and stretched it to 3-1 before a four-run fifth put Demopolis up.

Davis finished 1-for-4 with two runs scored. Hunter Colyar was 1-for-5 with two runs scored. Craig went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two runs scored and two RBIs. R.J. Cox was 1-for-3 with one RBI. Jacob Rodrigues finished 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Jamarcus Ezell went 2-for-4 while Yelverton was 1-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI.

Jonah Smith was 1-for-3 with two runs scored for Sweet Water. Cole Morgan went 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Huckabee went 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs. Wynn Thompson went 1-for-4. Hunter Mendenhall hit 2-for-3 with one RBI. Chance Broussard scored a run and drove in a run. Braiden Broussard went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Branson Davis scored a run while Sasha Smith finished 1-for-3 with one RBI.

Huckabee struck out two in an inning of work while giving up an unearned run for the win.

Sweet Water 5, Demopolis 4

The Bulldogs used a three-run rally in the home half of the sixth to spark a 5-4 win in the nightcap Monday.

Jonathon Lewis was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Demopolis. Craig finished 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and one RBI. R.J. Cox was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Jacob Rodrigues went 1-for-2. Jamarcus Ezell finished 1-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI. Yelverton went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Ryan Morrison and Chandler Barton each finished at 1-for-3.

Jonah Smith went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. Will Huckabee finished 2-for-3. Thompson finished 2-for-3 with a run scored. Braiden Broussard scored a run. Luke Davis was 1-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI. Branson Davis finished 1-for-3 with a run scored. Chance Broussard was 1-for-3.

Harris Etheridge pitched the final two innings, striking out three and giving up three hits and one earned run for the win.

Sweet Water won a pair of games Saturday to move its record to 6-1 on the season.

Sweet Water 1, Leroy 0

The Bulldogs downed host Leroy 1-0 during an 11 a.m. contest on the strength of a dominant Wynn Thompson pitching performance. Thompson threw a complete game shutout, holding Leroy to four hits and a walk while striking out two in the contest. Thompson’s outing was strong enough to allow him to out-duel Leroy’s Denzel Woodard, who struck out 11 and allowed only one unearned run in six innings of work.

The lone run of the game came in the top of the second when Luke Davis reached on an error and advanced to second on a Braiden Broussard single to center before scoring on a Jonah Smith base hit. Chase Joiner and Roy Rodgers each had a hit in the game for Sweet Water. Thompson and Will Huckabee each stole a base while Smith stole two.

Sweet Water 3, Washington County 2

The Bulldogs followed the Saturday morning effort with a 3-2 win over Washington County in a matinee affair. Rodgers was worked six and a third innings, allowing only four hits and two unearned runs while striking out five. Huckabee worked the last two outs of the seventh, striking out both batters he faced for the save.

Sweet Water led 2-0 after the first inning when Cole Morgan scored following a Huckabee double to make it 1-0. Huckabee later scored on an error. Davis doubled in Chance Broussard in the fourth to give the Bulldogs the 3-0 lead.

Huckabee stole two bases in the game while Rodgers stole one.