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Borger splits series with River Road

March 17, 2012

Borger senior Garth Payton #8 crosses home plate for a run in the third inning of game one against River Road on Friday afternoon. PHOTO BY RUSTY BERRY

AMARILLO-Despite giving up a total of 30 runs on the day, the Borger Bulldogs were able to leave Amarillo splitting their doubleheader with the River Road Wildcats, winning game one 19-15 and losing the second game 15-5.
In game one, the Bulldogs scored eight runs in the top of the third inning to take a 11-4 lead. After Max Lusk and Chayse Tracy led off the inning with base hits, Tanner Gowdy hit a two RBI double to give Borger a 5-4 lead. The Bulldogs took advantage of solid hitting and errors by the Wildcats to put together the good inning, which was capped off by Lusk hitting a two-run home run.
The Wildcats answered by scoring two runs in the bottom of the third, but the Bulldogs appeared to be on the verge of getting the run-rule win by scoring three more in the fourth inning to build a 14-6 lead.
Unfortunately the run-rule win would not happen as the Wildcats came roaring back in the bottom of the fourth inning by scoring nine runs on seven hits and three errors to take a 14-15 lead.
With their backs against the wall, the Bulldogs rallied in the top of the seventh by scoring five runs, including a three RBI double by Chance Yeager, to take the 19-15 lead and eventually get the win.
The momentum would not carry over in game two, as the Wildcats took advantage of early errors and pitching woes to build a big early lead on their way to the 15-5 win.
The Bulldogs are now 2-8 and will next host Bushland on Tuesday, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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