The Quitman Bulldogs got a superb pitching performance from senior A.J. Dunn in Friday’s 4-0 loss to Eustace.
Dunn held Eustace to five hits and struck out eight batters, but Quitman could not get enough offense as Eustace starter Chris Carlson gave up just two hits and struck out 10 Bulldog batters.
Eustace scored a run in the top of the second and it remained a 1-0 game until the fifth inning when they pushed across three runs to take the 4-0 lead. For Quitman, Ty Holland and Trey Berry got the Bulldogs’ only hits in the game.
At Eustace last Tuesday, Quitman fell behind 8-0 in the first inning ending up on the wrong side of an 18-2 score. Trey Berry and Riley Flanagan were bright spots for Quitman with two hits each. Ben Burroughs had the Bulldog’s other hit.
Eustace led 14-0 when Quitman scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Eustace added four more runs in the bottom of the fourth to get the mercy rule victory. Quitman was plagued by 10 errors in the game. Eustace banged out 13 hits in the contest.
This week Quitman and Alba-Golden renew their Wood County rivalry at Alba-Golden Friday. Quitman is now 1-5 in district and Eustace is 6-0.