Portageville Bulldogs defeat Neelyville and NMCC with loss to DexterS

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Freshman Portageville pitcher Jared Crafton takes to the mound against New Madrid County Central last Wednesday.
Scott Seal, staff

On Wednesday, May 9, the Portageville Bulldogs blew out county rival, New Madrid County Central, 13-2. This improves their regular season record to 17-7.

New Madrid County Central took an early lead in the first inning. Sylvester drove in a run when he walked with the bases loaded.

However, the Bulldogs took the lead for good with three runs in the second inning. Connor Barham homered off of Silman driving in two runs and he also uncorked a wild pitch, scoring one run.

Portageville scored six runs in the third inning, driven by a error, a walk by Alex Riddle, and a grand slam by Ryan Priggel.

Home runs for Portageville came when Priggel homered in the third inning and Barham homered in the second inning. Priggel led  with four runs batted in. He went 1-for-3 on the day.

Last Tuesday, May 9, The Bulldogs defeated Neelyville with a 14-4 victory

The game was tied at four with Portageville batting in the bottom of the fourth when Nick Allred hit a grand slam off of Chaney Trout, driving in four runs.

Nick Allred earned the win for the Bulldogs. He pitched five innings, allowing four runs, three hits, and striking out five.
Scott Seal, staff

Allred led the Bulldogs to victory by driving in six runs. He went 3-for-4 at the plate. Allred drove in runs on a grand slam in the fourth and a single in the fifth.

Portageville  captured the lead in the first inning when an error scored one run for the Bulldogs.

Neelyville scored four runs in the third inning.

Jesse Griffin took the loss for Neelyville. He tossed two-thirds of an inning, surrendering five runs, and two hits.

Trout started the game for Neelyville. He tossed four innings, allowing nine runs, nine hits, and striking out four.

Portageville collected 11 hits. Allred and Connor Barham each collected multiple hits. Luke Darst led with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases.

Last Monday, May 8, was a different game altogether for Portageville as they fell to Dexter 9-4. Connor Barham went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Portageville Bulldogs Varsity in hits.

Dexter collected seven hits. Owens and Trevor McDonald each collected multiple hits for Dexter.

Bub Lance hit a high fly to outfield, but fell short for the out against New Madrid County Central last Wednesday.
Scott Sea, staff

Portageville played in the semi-finals of the Class 3 District 1 tournament in Charleston over the weekend.