Smokin’ hot… Bulldogs roasted in 15-hit Deamon attack, 15-1

Published 1:32 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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JOHNSON CITY – Jerry Reed’s famous song “When you’re hot you’re hot, and when you’re not, you’re not” has been used thousands of times in the world of sports by writers to describe a team in a contest but it’s just one of those songs that can apply to many games.
Add one more contest to the count as on Monday evening at TVA Credit Union Ballpark, the Deamons (Greeneville) absolutely cleared the buffet table against the Bulldogs (Hampton) swatting 15 hits and crossing the plate 15 times to leave the Bulldogs covered in soot in a 15-1, five-inning affair.
The Bulldogs couldn’t be faulted as manager Andrew Smith threw everything he had but the kitchen sink at the Deamons including a steady diet of southpaw pitchers but nothing was going to stop the deamons.
Deamon bats were absolutely ablaze early as the top seven batters in the lineup were tearing the cover off the baseball.
The Bulldogs saw the Deamons score four runs in the top of the first and six in the top of the second to set the tone quickly as Hampton just couldn’t get out of jams in the first two innings when the Deamons collected 12 of their 15 hits in the contest.
Getting hits was a major problem for the Bulldogs as Caleb Royston stroked a double in the bottom of the second and Weston Street laced a single in the bottom of the fourth frame for the only two Bulldog hits in the contest.
The Bulldogs scored their lone run in the bottom of the fourth inning.
After Street singled and was advanced to second base on a fielder’s choice groundout by Jude Hickman.
A Deamon error by the second baseman allowed Collin Morgan to reach first while Street motored home for the lone Bulldog run.
The Bulldogs did flash some glove in the contest as they recorded a 6-4-3 twin killing in the top of the fifth inning.
With the air chilling the Deamons set the Bulldogs down in order in the bottom of the fifth, one-two-three, to close out the five-inning contest by the run rule.

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