Bulldogs baseball sweep Calhoun to advance to Final Four

Pitcher #2 Miles Minge congratulated by his teammates after he struck out the side to sweep Calhoun

The most unlikely of comebacks was completed by the Cedartown Bulldogs in the first game of a Tuesday night double header that propelled them to a series sweep and a birth in the GHSA Class 3A Final Four for the first time in 22 years.

In Game 1, the Bulldogs would bring eight batters to the plate in the 1st, with RBI singles by Jack Haney, Walker Barrow, and Dalton Prince.

Starting pitcher Dalton Prince had two quiet innings to start, but came unraveled in the top of the 3rd, surrendering 6 runs on 5 hits.

After Cedartown got one run back in the bottom of the 3rd, southpaw Henley Hays in relief of Prince but would give up 3 more runs in the 4th to the Jackets.

Cedartown would battle back in the 4th with a 4 spot and would close within one run 9-8.

After Cedartown gave up two more runs in the 7th, the Dawgs would bases loaded with two out, Jack Haney on a one ball, two strike count hit a bases clearing double to right center to tie it up 11-11.

Into extra innings, senior hurler Brayden McCollum would pitch a scoreless 8th and give his team another chance to win it.

Cedartown would load the bases with one out and a bloop game winning single in short center field by C.J. Robinson would score McCollum.

Cedartown wins game 1 in 8 innings, 12-11.

Game 2 would turn the ball over to sophomore pitcher Jack Haney, who went 5 1/3 innings, giving up only 1 run and 3 hits.

Offensively, Cedartown put 2 runs up in the 3rd, two more in the 3rd, and 5 runs in the 6th.

Miles Minge would strike out the side in the bottom of the 7th to complete the series sweep with a 9-1 decisive win.

Cedartown will host the Final Four series on Monday against #6 Westminster, who completed a sweep of Westside, Augusta on Tuesday.