Sonora sweeps doubleheader from Bulldogs, Ingram next

Sonora swept a doubleheader from the Brady Bulldogs at Sonora last Friday. The Broncos took the first game, 15-4, and came back in the nightcap to win, 4-1. “We played one bad game and one good one,” Brady coach Bill Brown said. The Dogs are now 2-7-1 on the season with district play beginning Friday evening. The first game was a five-inning affair, due to the 10-run rule. It lasted five innings. The Bulldogs took an early 1-0 lead, but Sonora came back with a pair in the bottom half of the inning. Then after Brady scratched out another run in the top of the second, the Broncos broke the game open with an eight-run inning in the bottom of the frame. Jeremy Shields went the distance for Brady and got the loss, 0-2. The Dogs almost matched the Broncos in hits, getting six while Sonora had seven. Brady had five errors and the hometeam had only three. Casey Poe was the big slugger for Brady. He slammed a double in the third inning when the Bulldogs scored twice. Other highlights for Brady included: Chris Airheart, 2 for 3, 2 RBIs, 1 run scored; Poe, 2 for 3, 1 double, 1 run scored; Trevor Rainey, 2 for 3, 1 RBI. Game 1: Sonora 15, Brady 4 Brady 112 00′ 4 6 5 Sonora 282 12’15 7 3 * * * In the second game of the day, the Bulldogs played much better, but the Broncos were able to capture the victory, 4-1. Sonora slammed out 10 hits, while Brady was managed only three. Reed Williams started for Brady and went four innings before he was relieved by Blaine Whittington, who went the final two innings. Williams absorbed the loss. He is now 0-1 on the season. Brady got its only run in the first inning. Sonora scored one in the first, two in the second and another run in the fourth inning. Williams pitched four innings, allowing four runs, all earned, nine hits and two walks. Whittington allowed only one hit, a single, no runs, struck out one and walked one. “We played well defensively,” Brown said. “We only committed one error.” The coach said that Shields, Jeremy Ramon, Chris Airheart and Mackey Crawford all made outstanding plays on defense. Highlights for the Doggies included the two pitchers who had fine performances; Clifton Tally, 1 for 3, 1 RBI, drove in Rainey in the first inning; Brandon Sammons, 1 for 2; and Shields, 1 for 3. Game 2: Sonora 4, Brady 1 Brady 100 000 0’1 3 1 Sonora 120 100 x’4 10 1 * * * The Bulldogs will be at Ingram tonight at 7 p.m. in their final non-district outing, and will host Ballinger in the District 6-3A opener here at 7 p.m. Friday.

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