Thomasville High baseball will be a joy to Erik McDougald’s eyes.
The Bulldogs, who are 0-1 on the season, will rely on pitching and defense. And that is the kind of baseball their head coach enjoys.
“You give yourself a chance to win when you have pitching and defense,” McDougald said. “Offense tends to have its ups and downs, but as you get good pitching with guys that throw strikes, and you play good defense behind those guys then those two are married. And it sings to my soul. That’s what I enjoy watching, pitching and defense.”
The Bulldogs should certainly have options to throw out there on the mound, headlined by junior left-hander Hunter Donalson. Joining him are senior Brian Miller, who brings a wealth of experience from last season, and senior Ben Cone, who started Thomasville’s opener. Junior Payton Dixon, sophomore Tristin Frazier and senior left-handers Bryce Trotter, Preston Nix and Matt Allen all will figure into the pitching mix as well.
See Friday's edition for more details.