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Bulldogs blow past Tigers, improve to 3-1
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter J.U. Blacksher’s Tucker Spence struck out seven batters in three innings and scored three runs to help lead the Bulldogs past Monroe County 13-3 last Friday, February 28. Spence threw 47 pitches and faced 14 batters during the game, walking none and only having one hit and run against him. At the plate, Spence went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three stolen bases. Freshman…
JUB opens season
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter J.U. Blacksher’s Peyton Wilkins helped lead the Bulldogs to a 10-0 victory over Hillcrest-Evergreen during the season opener last Tuesday, February 18. Wilkins, starting pitcher for JUB’s Bulldogs, struck out six, gave up only one hit and walked two batters during the contest. Freshman Josh Burkett, who ended the game on the mound for the Bulldogs, struck out six batters and walked two. Players who…
Championship hopes end as Bulldogs fall to Leroy
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer J.U. Blacksher’s combination of dominating pitching, steady defense and precision hitting failed to materialize during an April 19 doubleheader sweep by Leroy High in the AHSAA playoffs. The hopes of a state championship also disappeared as the Bulldogs lost to the Bears by scores of 5-4 and 4-1. “Unfortunately, the results didn’t go our way,” head coach Justin Mixon said. “Each and every player…
JUB falls to Warriors, claims area runner-up spot
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer J.U. Blacksher’s young baseball team had used a combination of dominating pitching, timely hitting and steady defense to earn a postseason slot. The Bulldogs got neither during an April 12 doubleheader and were swept by Cottage Hill Christian Academy in the AHSAA area championship series. JUB remain alive in the playoff hunt despite losing to the Warriors by scores of 7-4 and 10-6. “I…
JUB headed to postseason
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Landon Mura struck out 17 batters during game one, and Tucker Spence struck out 8 during the second game as J.U. Blacksher swept an April 5 doubleheader from Elberta High and earned a shot at the AHSAA area championship. Blacksher defeated the Warriors by scores of 10-0 and 7-6. “I am very proud of these guys,” head coach Justin Mixon said. “Mura continued his…