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Bulldogs edge Trojans, top Crothersville twice

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CANNELTON—Brandon Cook’s bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Cannelton an 8-7 baseball win over Wood Memorial Monday.
That was the Bulldogs’ third win in a row, raising their record to 8-7. That is their most victories in a season in 17 years, since the 1996 team finished 14-15.
Jonah Day, Wood Memorial’s third pitcher of the game, gave up four walks in the 10th inning.
“He threw pretty hard but he was kind of all over the place a little bit,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
Tristan Simmons hit a home run and a single and scored three runs to lead Cannelton’s offense.
Hunter Herzog and Bailey Maffia each also had two hits. Cook drove in two runs.
Larry Holman pitched the last 2 2/3 innings for the Bulldogs to get the win. He gave up one hit and no walks and struck out three.
Simmons pitched the first 6 1/3 innings for Cannelton. He gave up only two hits but walked nine.
Cannelton swept a doubleheader with Crothersville Saturday 7-2 and 17-4.
Holman pitched a four-hitter for the win in the opener. He struck out 11 and walked four.
Herzog hit two doubles to lead Cannelton’s nine-hit attack. Jagger Hudson also had two hits.
Cook stole four bases and scored three runs.
Cannelton had 12 hits and stole 18 bases in the second game, including a steal of home by Herzog.
“The kid had a pretty slow windup,” said Garrett, explaining the high number of stolen bases.
Duke hit two doubles and a single for Cannelton. Simmons, Bryce Garrett, Jeff Kendall each added two hits.
Duke stole five bases.
Kendall pitched the last 3 1/3 innings to get the win. He gave up one hit and one walk and struck out eight.
Cannelton’s winning streak ended with a 13-1 road loss to South Central, ranked No. 4 in the state in Class A, Tuesday.
The Bulldogs had three starters missing and “we just weren’t ready to play,” said Mike Garrett.
South Central had only six hits but took advantage of five walks and nine Cannelton errors.
Duke pitched the first 2 1/3 innings to take the loss. He gave up six hits and four walks and struck out two.
He was charged with all 13 Rebel runs, though only two were earned.
Marvin Walls hit a double to lead Cannelton’s four-hit attack.
The Rebels improved to 17-5.
Cannelton will host Shoals for a makeup of a rained-out game Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Linescores
First Game
     r    h    e
Crothersville    100      100   0   -  2    4    3
Cannelton    410      110   x   -  7    9    2
   Needler, Banks (1) and Banks, Needler (1); Holman and Simmons. W-Holman (2-1). L-Needler.
    2B-Herzog, Can., 2.
Second Game
     r    h    e
Crothersville    040      00      -   4    3    1
Cannelton    643      4x      - 17    12    2
   Redwine, Mount (1), Byrd (4), Sawyer (4) and Sweazy; Duke, Kendall (2) and Simmons, Duke (3). W-Kendall (1-1). L-Redwine.
   2B-Simmons, Can.; Kendall, Can.; Morris, Can.; Duke, Can., 2; Smith, Can.
Monday’s Linescore
     r    h    e
Wood Mem.  011      030  200  0   -  7    3    6
Cannelton     103      201  000  1   -  8    10    6
   Fleisher, Williams (4), Day (10) and Settle; Simmons, Kendall (7), Holman (8) and Duke. W-Holman (3-1). L-Day.
    HR-Simmons, Can.
Tuesday’s Linescore
     r    h    e
Cannelton    000      01      -   1    4    9
South Central    364      0x      - 13    6    1
   Duke, Herzog (3) and Maffia; Veith and Ray. W-Veith. L-Duke (1-3).
    2B-Walls, Can. HR-Knear, SC.