Thomas County Central’s varsity baseball team looked to be in control during their game on Friday night, up by four runs in the fifth inning, but Thomasville came back to grab a 5-4 win on Friday at their home stadium.
Thomas County Central’s Colby Melton reached base two times. Melton scored one run and had one RBI. He doubled in the fifth inning.
Bayley Wright got it done on the bump on the way to a win. He allowed just one earned run over six innings. He struck out eight, walked three and surrendered four hits.
TCC’s Jonathan Robinson was the game’s losing pitcher. He pitched one inning in relief, walked none, struck out one, and allowed two runs.
Doug Smith started for Thomas County and pitched 5 and a third innings. He gave up two earned runs, walked five and struck out three.
Thomas County Central jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. The Yellow Jackets got things going when Eli Taylor singled. A groundout by Dylan Burton then moved Taylor from first to third. Keyton Smith singled, bringing home Taylor.
Thomasville scored three runs in the sixth, with two runs coming off a two-RBI hit by Morgan Myers.
The lead stayed with Thomasville after the seventh, when it scored two runs on an RBI triple by Matthew Green. Green also had a double in the game, reached base on walks twice, and had a stolen base.
Thomasville’s Owen House, who was the winning pitcher in last Thursday’s game vs. Cairo, went 3-4 at the plate against TCC on Friday.
Thomasville will play Miller County Monday at 6 p.m. Thomas County Central will play Brooks County Monday at 5:30 p.m. in a make-up of an earlier rain-out.
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