The Bulldog Baseball team had an historic season. They won 21 games, more than any other team in school history. And they hosted a playoff game, another school first. However they were not to advance, bowing out of the playoffs Monday night to a very good comeback team. Final score Delhi Charter 9 and Red River 8.
Thanks to great pitching from Pierce Kellogg, the Bulldogs held the Gators scoreless through two innings. The offense put up five runs in the bottom of the second.
Kellogg went out with an injury in the top of the third. He was replaced by Tyler Hughes who only needed one pitch to retire the side. Hughes held Delhi through six innings while the Bulldogs increased their lead to 8 to 5.
The Delhi Charter Gators came back strong in the top of the seventh. They scored three runs to tie the score at 8. In the bottom of the seventh they held Red River scoreless to send the game into extra innings.
Hughes held Delhi in the eighth recording three up and three down.
Porche McCool had come into the game to pitch for Delhi. He recorded three Bulldogs up and three down in the bottom of the eighth.
Delhi scored one run in the top of the ninth to take a 9-8 lead. Hughes got the last out on his 100th pitch.
Bottom of the ninth. Red River needed one run to keep the game going. Ryder Hogan lead off with a single. Pierce Kellogg hit it to the third baseman for an out. Keegan King struck out. Jaylen Grigg got a base on balls. Then Tyler Wood hit a long fly ball to left that was caught to end the game and Red River’s playoff quest.
Porche McCool got the win. Tyler Hughes took the loss.
So ended the Bulldogs 2021 season. Final record was 21 and 12. Now the building for next year begins.