Thorndale almost upsets state champs


Thorndale’s Paxton Jordan pitched the 2-1 loss for Thorndale on Tuesday night against No. 3 Rogers. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Thorndale’s Paxton Jordan pitched the 2-1 loss for Thorndale on Tuesday night against No. 3 Rogers. Reporter/Teresa Ging THORNDALE–It was almost upset central at Bulldog Field on Tuesday night as Thorndale came up just short against No. 3 and defending AA state champ Rogers, losing 2-1.

The game had to go into an extra frame for the decision. The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, but Rogers answered back with a run its own in the top of the fifth.

Rogers was able to take the lead in the top of the eighth with an RBI double.

Paxton Jordan took the loss on the mound, giving up seven hits.

The Bulldogs are now 1-3 in 27AA play.

ACADEMY–Thorndale got a back on track Thursday in Academy after falling to Cameron last Tuesday. The Bulldogs drilled the Bumblebees 24-7 in five innings.

Several Thorndale players had multiple hits in the game, led by Tyler Miller and Riley Schaefer who were both four for five at the plate. Miller hit a double and scored four time, while Schaefer batted in five runs and scored three.

Bulldog coach Kelly Kuhl said there is still work to do.

“Defensively we have to cut down the errors. We are going to stress defense,” he said. “If we cut down the errors and keep the games at two ro three to one then we can execute our offense. We like to move runners over and then get a hit to knock them in.”

UP NEXT–The Bulldogs will travel to Lexington on Tuesday and finish up the first round of loop play by hosting Florence on Saturday, April 2.


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