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Bats struggle as Lady Royals fall to Crisp County

Bats struggle as Lady Royals fall to Crisp County

Wednesday's Bleckley-Crisp County game played in Cordele was scoreless for three innings.  In the fourth, Marlee Bryan plated Lana Maddox with a sac fly.  Maddox had led off the inning with a deep fly ball that was dropped. 

The resulting error had her on third. 

Crisp scored two runs in their half of the fifth. 

SunnyKate Darsey broke up what was a no-hitter with two outs in the seventh.  BCHS would go on to lose 2-1. 

They finish the regular season Saturday at Schley County.  Game time is 10:45 a.m.

Make Your Picks for The Jones Zone: Week 5

Make Your Picks for The Jones Zone: Week 5

Ben and Lorra will pick the winners of three games this week, and at the end of the season, we'll see who has an eye for winners. Will it be Ben or Lorra who picks the most winners this year? Cast your vote for this week's selection of games. The Jones Zone will air every Wednesday during Eyewitness News at 11.

Vote for:

Mary Persons vs. Baldwin

Bleckley County vs. Dublin

Hawkinsville vs. Dooly County

Dodge County Man Killed While Stealing Car Parts

A Dodge County man was killed while he was trying to steal car parts, according to the sheriff's office.

Capt. Tony Winborn says 46-year old Mark Rowland, also known as "Bubba Red," of Eastman was found pinned under an abandoned car at a garage on Fred Bohannon Road Sunday morning.

Investigators say Rowland had mechanical tools with him and had already partially unhooked the catalytic converter from the car.

Winborn says that's when they believe the car fell off the jack and crushed him.

Coroner Joe Smith said it looked like Rowland had been dead for eight to ten hours.

Royals Get Past East Laurens for Football Win

Royals Get Past East Laurens for Football Win

Bleckley had won their last three games versus East Laurens going to Friday's contest in Cochran.  It was a busy night as both the Royals and Falcons were taking part in "Change For A Cure" as part of childhood cancer awareness month.  Buckets were set up to collect change, all of which went to the Joanna McAffee Foundation For Childhood Cancer.  Players from both teams wore a silhouette of McAffee on their helmets.

Bleckey Finishes First, Dodge Second, in Region 3B-AA Standings

Bleckey Finishes First, Dodge Second, in Region 3B-AA Standings

Thursday was the day that playoff seeding for the upcoming region playoffs would be decided as both Bleckley and Dodge had their final subregion games.  Bleckley played at Dublin High School and won 27-0. 

Dodge rallied from a 6-5 deficit to win 11-6 at East Laurens. 

Based upon the tiebreaker of region runs allowed, BCHS will be the top seed from the subregion in the upcoming playoffs.  Both teams will host first-round series.  Last year saw Bleckley and Dodge make it to the region championship series with Dodge winning two games to one.

Bleckley plays on September 21 at Crisp County.  Game time has been moved to 5:30 pm.  Dodge plays Monday at Northside, Warner Robins.  Start time is 6 p.m.

Unlicensed Dodge County Club Raided

Several people were arrested during a raid that shut down a Dodge County club. That's according to Sheriff Jeff Hinson.

He says undercover officers purchased alcohol from Dubois Clubhouse and Events center, but the county is considered dry.

Erica Simmons reads the cease-and-desist order on the door of her fathers home, which doubles as a clubhouse .

"This is really supposed to be a club, but we haven't established that yet," said Simmons. "So we were' just opening up for free nights."

That's what Simmons says was happening Wednesday night when Dodge County deputies raided the establishment when about two dozen people were inside.

On Thursday, several others who came back to their former hangout say the owners did nothing illegal

"I've been out here several times, and I've never seen no kind of money swap no hands," said Tammie Spires.

Lady Royals celebrate senior night with win over East Laurens

Lady Royals celebrate senior night with win over East Laurens

Bleckley closed out their home regular season Tuesday versus East Laurens.  Before the game, senior ballplayers and parents were recognized.  When it was time to take the field, it was a good finale for the seniors as a pair of four-run innings powered BC to an 8-0 win in five innings.  Marlee Bryan gave up one hit and struck out six.  Katie Simmons was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI.  Taylor Little and Lana Maddox were 2 for 3.  Kelsey Darsey was 1 for 2.

Thursday closes out sub-region play when BCHS plays at Dublin.  Game time is 5 pm.  Of note is Dodge County's sub-region finale Thursday at East Laurens at 5 pm.  Both teams are tied in 3B-AA standings both have allowed the same number of runs. 

The next tiebreaker is region runs allowed. 

Dodge currently has the edge in that tiebreaker as they shut out East Laurens in their first meeting while Bleckley won 15-2.