The Mize Bulldogs hosted Perry Central on Saturday night, a No.1 seeded team in the playoffs and widely considered to be the top baseball program in all of Class 2A. Though they fought to the end, their efforts weren’t enough to keep them alive in the postseason. Their season came to an end with an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Perry Central.
The visiting Bulldogs came out swinging with five hits in the top of the first, resulting in three runs. Clayton Cook scored for Mize in the bottom of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Zach Griffith, but unfortunately that ended up being the only run of the evening for the home team.
Perry Central racked up eight runs on 15 hits in the contest, whereas Mize struggled to create offense and tallied just one run on three hits. The away team pulled away for good in the bottom of the fifth with three extra runs to arrive at the game’s final score of 8-1.
Mize finishes the 2018 season with an overall record of 17-12 and 5-3 in district play. The Bulldogs made their first appearance in the second round of the playoffs since joining Region 6-2A.
Article and photo by Brad Crowe