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Brantley Bulldogs prove to be a force to be reckoned with

SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL: GRACE GROSENBACH

With a record of 17-6, it’s clear to see that the Brantley Bulldogs are a force to be reckoned with. Last season, the team went to the Riverwalk Stadium and finished runner-up for the state title. This time, the focus is all about going back and bringing home a State Championship. Head coach Austin Brook commented, “That’s the goal. Going back to Montgomery.” So far, the team is on top in Crenshaw County, and the champion of the region.

Last Tuesday afternoon the team faced the Pleasant Home Eagles. The game kicked off at 4 p.m., and the Bulldogs came out swinging. Sophomore Edge Branum opened up the game, pitching for Brantley and striking out the first batter from Pleasant Home.

In the bottom of the first, the Bulldogs had already scored three runs, with Greyson Layton, freshman, sending in two runs with his double.

In the fourth inning, Nathan Renfroe, sophomore, came out to pitch and the team was winning 6-0.

Throughout the game, Jake Kilcrease, freshman, Jacob Free, junior, and Tristan Owens, senior, also pitched to bring home the win for the Bulldogs.

When asked about how he felt the team played, Brook said, “I thought we played well. We came out pretty focused against a team we thought we should beat.”

In the end, the team came out on top by 7-0. One of the pitchers of the game, Renfroe, commented on how he thought the team played Tuesday.

“We played good defense. You know, we’ve got a few things to work on to be where we want to be at the end of the season.”