Bulldogs knock off Eugene 3-2 in extra innings


Through 11 games, Mexico has played six one-run games.

The Bulldogs won their second one-run contest on Tuesday at home with a 3-2 victory over Class 2 Eugene in eight innings. They defeated a team who recently received votes in the first state polls released today after Brady Fox smoked a ground ball that ate up the Eugene infield that was playing in, triggering an error and the winning run. 

Fox had just completed eight innings of four hits, three walks and two runs with 87 pitches. Eugene committed three errors behind Cole Bradley (seven innings with five hits, five strikeouts and one run), but Mexico had no errors.

Prior to Fox's game-winning play, Austin Maxwell lifted a RBI single to the deep outfield that scored a run and allowed him to advance to second base because of an error. Before that, Jaydon Eldridge had a RBI single, and Chance McCarty was hit by a pitch, following him being plunked with the bases loaded in the sixth inning.

Eldridge, Maxwell and Fox couldn't capitalize on a bases-loaded situation with no outs in the sixth inning but each came through later. Drew DeMint went 2-for-4.

For Eugene, Drew Hart had a RBI single and Ryan Lepper had a RBI double to give the Eagles the 2-1 lead in the eighth inning.

Look for the full story on the Mexico Ledger website on Wednesday.