Big 1st frame propels Bulldogs past Cardinals

Published 4:37 pm Friday, March 16, 2018

By Caleb Adams

Leader Correspondent


BRIDGE CITY — A lot of big hitting took place Friday after noon as the Jasper Bulldogs dominated the Bridge City Cardinals 14-7 at Cardinal Field, in the last non-district game of the season. This game was an offensive battle, with the Bulldogs having 12 hits and the Cardinals with eight.

Jasper came out swinging, scoring six runs in the first inning off of three walks and two hits, including a grand slam by Colton Womack.

In the second and third innings the Bulldogs would put up a run an inning to extend the early lead to 8-4 after three. They would score one in the sixth inning and five in the top of the seventh inning.

Jasper had three home runs in the game, all coming with at least a runner on base. The Bulldogs did a great job of driving in runs once they were in scoring position, something that the Cardinals will look to do as the District 22-4A season cranks up next Tuesday night.

The Cardinals would respond in the second inning with four runs of their own with doubles from Jackson Tims and Jackson Bernard to drive in two runs apiece. That would be all the offense the Cardinals would produce, aside from three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Luc Hollier and Peyton Havard would drive in three runs during the seventh frame, but wouldn’t be enough to take a late win.

The Cardinals district season begins next week, and will need to fine tune a few things if they want to make a deep run into the playoffs, like most people think they will.

Bridge City will open up 22-4A play on the road Tuesday at Silsbee and will return home next Friday to play host to Silsbee.