Gainesville Bulldogs now 2-2

The Gainesville Bulldogs baseball team, coached by Blake Hobbs,  opened their season with a decisive 10-1 road win over Cabool Friday, March 15.

The team traveled to Cabool to compete in the Right Off the Bat Tournament Monday, March 18, where they suffered a 13-8 loss to Marshfield (6-1)  and a 13-5 loss to Clever. The Bulldogs returned Wednesday for the final round at Clever and blanked Parkview 16-0.

“We have swung it very well and faced some quality opponents. The record isn’t a pretty record, but when we face the competition that we want to compete at the level we need to win a championship, we should expect some losses,” said Hobbs. “We are improving a lot on the mound and need to continue to find ways to improve defensively. The boys have a lot of room for improvement, but I’m very excited with the potential that we possess.”


Top player stats for the season so far:

Andrew Hambelton

- .583 avg, 7 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 7 RBIs

- 3.1 IP, 2.100 ERA


Hunter Luna

- .333 avg, 4 H, 1 2B, 4 RBIs

- 5.0 IP, .000 ERA, 7 Ks

Grant Leeker

- .308 avg, 4 H, 4 RBIs

- 3.1 IP, 5 Ks


Dawson Hewett

- 3.0 IP, 5 K’s, .000 ERA


Gainesville was set to host Liberty/Mountain View on Monday, March 25, for their first home game but it was postponed due to heavy rain. The Bulldogs hosted Mountain Grove Tuesday, but results of that game were unavailable at presstime.

Ganesville travels to Sparta Thursday, March 28, and will go to Bakersfield Monday, April 1.

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