Star City Bulldogs hand Monticello first loss of the season, 6-3


The Star City Bulldogs travelled to Monticello on Friday, March 10, in a contest that was rescheduled for a home game for the Billies instead of an away contest.

In the second conference contest of the season, Monticello would send sophomore pitcher, Jagger Hines, to the mound for his first start of the season.

Star City would get a lead off single with Hines walking the next batter to put runners on first and second.

Star City would get on the board first in the next at bat after Christian Carnal connected for a three-run homerun to right field for a 3-0 lead.

The Bulldogs would add another run in the top of the third inning to extend the lead to 4-0.

Monticello would get one baserunner in the bottom of the third on a walk to Trystan White. 

Star City added two runs in the top of the fourth inning to extend their lead to 6-0.

Monticello would get on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning.

After a lead off strikeout, Brooks Harvey would reach base first on a single.

The next batter would fly out for the second out but Harvey would advance to second on an error. White would draw a walk followed by a single by Brenden Brown that produced errors on the field that allowed Harvey and White to score to cut the lead to 6-2.

Monticello would score the final run of the contest in the bottom of the sixth inning after Brooks Bowman reached base being hit by a pitch on a single by Tye Guthrie scored Bowman to set up the final score of 6-3.

With the loss, Monticello falls to 5-1 on the season and 1-1 in 8-4A Conference play. 

Three Billies would record hits in the contest with Brenden Brown going 1 for 3, Brooks Harvey going 1 for 2, and going 1 for 1 and recorded the only RBI for the Billies in the contest. 

Jagger Hines took the loss, allowing six runs on seven hits, striking out one and walking 5.

Easton Byrd struck out six batters in relief.

Monticello will host Watson Chapel on Thursday, March 16, with the varsity game scheduled for 5 pm.