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Bulldogs accumulate four wins during run

Published 10:01am Thursday, March 7, 2013

Jackson Geddie warms up<br /></dt><dd class=during Holtville’s game against Brew Tech. Photo by Griffin Pritchard" width="721" height="1198" class="size-full wp-image-46572" /> Jackson Geddie warms up
during Holtville’s game against Brew Tech. Photo by Griffin Pritchard
After starting the year winless, the Holtville Bulldogs have started to add a little bite to their bark after reeling off four straight wins, over Calera, Brew Tech, Wetumpka and Prattville.
“We’ve played OK, but I don’t think we are where we should be,” said Kevin Hall, coach of the Bulldogs. “But we aren’t too far off either.”
Holtville, who ended the week with a homestand against rival Marbury at Smart-Collier Field, split with the 6A Lions (winning 10-3 and then losing 5-0) in Slapout.
Colton Campbell picked up the first game win, throwing six innings and allowing one earned run despite giving up seven hits.
Ty Hall finished the first game 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored. Jackson Geddie and Campbell were also 2-for-3. Geddie, the former Edgewood Wildcat, doubled and scored twice. Campbell singled twice and scored.
In the nightcap, Brandon Dunn took the loss after giving up five runs on six hits. Hayden Lott led the Bulldogs at the plate with a double.
Prior to Tuesday’s game, Geddie picked up the 2-1 win after pitching himself out of runner-on-third jams in the fifth and sixth against Brew Tech. Lott and Geddie drove in the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the first.
The Bulldogs capped the weekend affair with a 6-2 victory over the visiting Indians.
Wetumpka was originally scheduled to compete in the Demopolis Tournament, but it was rained out.
“We went in against Wetumpka and told (the team) we are going to work on some things that we didn’t do well in the first game,” said Hall. “We worked on putting the ball in play and trying not to yank every pitch we saw down the line.”
For Hall, the biggest surprise of the night was the play of Hunter Davis, who picked up the win for Holtville.
“I thought he threw a great game,” said Hall. “Probably, the best I’ve seen him throw since I’ve been here. His fastball had some life on it and we hadn’t seen that. He struck out seven or eight.”
Davis threw 72 pitches in the win.

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