HARLEM — A night after suffering its first loss, the Harlem Bulldogs took care of business against Jefferson County.
The Bulldogs used two four-run innings on their way to taking down the Warriors 10-0 in a game-shortened six innings.
The Bulldogs entered the game ranked No. 9 in Class AAA, and they improved to 9-1 with a game against Westside lurking tonight.
The victory typified the way the Bulldogs have been winning thus far, with total team effort.
“Just different ones keep stepping up,” Bulldogs coach Jimmie Lewis said. “I hope they keep it up.”
While they received contributions throughout the lineup, the Bulldogs main man was senior Logan May.
May took the mound and proceeded to keep the Warriors (1-6) off balance using a variety of curveballs, change-ups and fastballs. He worked five innings, allowing only two hits and struck out six.
The two hits May surrendered came to his opposite number, pitcher Jackson Dye, who singled and doubled.
May also struck the key blow in the Bulldogs’ four-run fourth inning, drilling a 321-foot, three-run homer over the fence in left field.
“He had been throwing it (inside fastball) to me all night and it was killing me not catching it, and I finally caught it,” May said.
For Lewis, seeing the home run was a rare occurrence.
“That’s the first home run this year we’ve seen anybody hit,” Lewis said.
In the sixth inning, pinch hitter Skyler Anderson hit a two-run double and later Tyler Wirsu ended the game with a two-run single.
Wirsu finished 2 for 2 for the Bulldogs with the two RBI and Dalton Green was 1 for 3 with an RBI double.