WHITE HALL — After the seniors shelled North Pulaski 16-1 in the first game of Tuesday’s double header, White Hall coach Skip Carr decided to play all juniors in Game 2.
The results were much the same as the Bulldogs completed the sweep at home with a 12-0 win in the nightcap.
Tyler Carr recorded the win on the mound in the second game, surrendering two hits and striking out seven, following up on Pierce Sloan’s near-perfect outing in the opener. Sloan allowed one hit and fanned six.
“’I thought our pitchers did a good job tonight,” Carr said. “In the first game everyone really hit well. It took us a few innings in the second game.”
White Hall scored 12 runs in the first inning of the opening-game, three-inning rout of the Falcons before taking a couple of innings to get going in the second. The Bulldogs led 2-0 in the third before posting five runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings.
“We finally got some key hits, some timely hits,” Carr said. “It wasn’t our best game but we did what we had to do.”
Carr said the second game was an opportunity for the juniors to prove themselves, as Tyler Zuber did with his two-hit, four-RBI performance.
“I am trying my best to earn a position, a starting spot,” Zuber said. “I feel like I took a whole lot more steps forward than I did backwards.”
Zuber’s bases-loaded, base-clearing double in the fourth put the Bulldogs up 5-0 and he added an RBI single in the fifth.
“It’s very hard to find a position because of the seniors,” Zuber said. “They have seniority, so they get the first shot. If they prove themselves then you have to work twice as hard to try to take that spot from them.”
Jacob Holland highlighted a 14-hit attack in the first game with two singles and a three-run home run. Clay Cannon singled and doubled and Michael Acosta, Hunter Hale and Sloan added two singles each.
Dillon James and Justin McCarty collected two hits each in Game 2.