The Hazard Bulldogs kicked off the season with a big win at home toppling Breathitt County 6-1.
The Bulldogs started the game with an early lead, scoring twice in both the first and second innings putting them up 4-0 going into the third.
Breathitt County put a stop to the Bulldog’s momentum in the third and kept them from scoring.
Going into the top of the fifth, Hazard’s Bailey Blair walked a Breathitt County player with the bases loaded against the Bulldogs allowing
Breathitt to get on the board 4-1.
Errors allowed Hazard’s Dalton Baker to steal second and then third after after being walked, and after Garrett Miller was able to connect with the ball for Hazard. Baker made it to home to put the Bulldogs up 5-1.
The Bulldogs had the bases loaded with two outs against them and the potential to increase their lead, but Hazard’s Trajon Campbell sent the ball into the outfield to be caught by Breathitt.
Breahitt County had no luck against the Bulldogs in the sixth.
Hazard’s Andy Baker kicked off the bottom of the sixth with a ground-role-single. Andy Baker was able to make it back home after James Shoptaw connected with the ball for the Bulldogs putting Hazard up 6-1.
Campbell was up to pitch in the top of the seventh and kept the Bobcats at bay, striking out Breahitt County’s Blake Ritchie to end the game 6-1.
The win gives Hazard a perfect 1-0 start to the season. Hazard’s next home game is scheduled for March 26, against Powell County. That game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.