Carlisle vs Fulton City in District Semi-Finals
By James King
The Carlisle County Comets and the Fulton City Bulldogs met for district semi-final action on Tuesday, May 19.
Heavy rains relocated the district tournament from Fulton City to Hickman County and the Bulldogs start the 1st inning with a double from Ferrell but no runs came home.
The Comets start the inning with a walk by Morefield and a base hit by Thomason, which brings a run to the plate.
The Bulldogs are held to a zero in the 2nd inning and it looked like the Comets would add to their score in the inning with base hits by Elder, J. Hobbs and McGee but no runs came to the plate.
The Bulldogs started the 3rd inning by loading the bases with a walk by DelPierre, a bunted base hit by D. Malray and a base hit from Howard, then a run came home as Malray stole home.
The Comets were held to a zero in the 3rd inning and the Bulldogs failed to score in the 4th, keeping the score tied 1-1.
The Comets had yet another chance to bring runs home in the 4th with base hits by Weatherspoon and Elder but nothing came from them.
The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead in the 5th with base hits by DelPierre, Ferrell and Howard, who is tagged out at home.
A walk by C. Malray loads the bases, then a walk by Harned brings the run home.
The Comets tied the score in the 5th with base hits from Morefield and Stephens and had a chance to add more with a base hit by West but a double play by the Bulldogs ended the inning 2-2.
The Bulldogs got tenacious in the 6th inning, starting with a base hit by Armstrong, then walks by Murphey and Martin loaded the bases.
A walk by DelPierre, a base hit by D. Malray, a walk by Ferrell and a base hit from C. Malray total 3 runs to give the Bulldogs a 5-2 advantage.
The Comets start the 6th with a walk by Elder, who is tagged at 2nd base, then Hobbs struck out.
Base hits by McGee and Crawford give the Comets hope to add some runs but a final out is collected to keep the score 5-2.
The Bulldogs went without scoring in the 7th inning but were confident they could hold the Comets off from scoring.
The Comets had other plans, starting with walks by Thomason and Stephens,then they picked up the hammer.
A base hit by West loaded the bases, then a base hit by Weatherspoon drove a run to the plate.
Batters Elder and Hobbs struck out, then a base hit by McGee gets to the open field, scoring 3 runs to give the Comets a 6-5 victory.