Bobcats celebrate senior night with sweep of Randolph County

Published 10:02 pm Thursday, March 21, 2024

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It was senior night in Bobcat country and Beulah found the perfect way to celebrate Josh Jerrell, the team’s lone senior, as Beulah swept Randolph County at home in a doubleheader. 

Game one of the doubleheader came down to the wire as Beulah came away with a 3-2 win. Runs were at a premium early on, and defense proved to be an issue for the Tigers as Sye Siggers and Devin Suggs scored on an error in the bottom of the second inning to give Beulah a 2-0 lead. 

Randolph County came storming back late in the game as a single and a sacrifice fly tied the game at two in the top of the fifth inning. 

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Beulah was not to be denied. Kason Kalla drove in the winning as a pop fly found grass in left field to score Jerrell. 

Jadin Hancock came in to relieve Beulah’s starter, Drew Duval, and Hancock slammed the door shut. After striking out the first two batters, Hancock surrendered a walk before he fielded a ground ball and finished the game. 

It was tough sledding in game one for Beulah on the offensive side as the Bobcats managed just two hits, but Duval gave his team life with a dominant performance on the mound. Duval allowed five hits, one earned run and struck out four batters in six innings on the mound. 

Game two of the doubleheader was a different story as the Bobcats pulled away and routed Randolph County 21-8. 

The Tigers got the scoring started with two runs in the top of the first inning, but Beulah took the momentum in the bottom of the first inning as two runs scored after an error. The Bobcats then took a 5-2 lead as Hancock drove in three with a double. Hancock and Duval later scored on two wild pitches to make it 7-2. In the same inning, Suggs ripped a double into centerfield to score three more Bobcats. Jerrell rounded out the scoring in the inning as he drove in two with a double to give Beulah a 12-2 lead. 

Randolph County added four runs in the top of the second inning before Beulah added five runs in the bottom of the second inning by way of four walks and three singles. 

The Tigers added their final two runs in the top of the third inning and Beulah added another run in the bottom of the third. The Bobcats added three final runs in the bottom of the fourth to close out a dominant win. 

Wes Grant, Siggers and Jerrell led the way in game two with two hits apiece. Jerrell finished with three RBIs while Grant added two. Hancock also added four RBIs for the Bobcats. 

The Bobcats used five pitchers in the game as each pitched less than two innings. The two wins on Thursday pushed Beulah to 7-8 on the season. Up next for the Bobcats is a matchup at home against Dadeville on March 27.