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Bulldogs crowned Bi-District Champions

The Queen City varsity baseball team slipped into the playoffs and drew Winnsboro in the first round.
May 3, the Bulldogs opened the playoffs with a narrow, 1-0, loss to the Red Raiders in Longview.
Both teams were strong on the mound as QC’s Josue Rea recorded 21 outs and surrendered one run on five hits over seven innings, striking out four and walking zero.
Nate Burden went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Queen City in hits.
Queen City Defeats Winnsboro Despite Allowing 3-Run Inning
May 5, the Bulldogs had to play at Whitehouse after rain saturated fields across the area.
With their backs against the wall QC pushed past Winnsboro, 4-3, forcing a game three shortly after completion of game two.
Easton Fincher led things off on the hill for Queen City. He surrendered three runs on six hits over seven innings, striking out one.
The Bulldogs tallied ten hits on the day. Bradley Norton, Fincher, and Kade Brooks all collected multiple hits. Brooks, Fincher, and Norton each collected two hits to lead Queen City.
In game three the Bulldogs claimed a Bi-District championship with a, 3-2, win over Winnsboro.
It came down to the wire but a dramatic walk-off single in the late innings by Dylan Scott sealed the victory over the Red Raiders.
The game was tied at two with Queen City batting in the bottom of the eighth when Scott singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Jordan Maxwell struck out two and recorded the win.
Queen City tallied ten hits in the game. Josue Rea, Scott, and Jordan Wiley all had multiple hits for the Bulldogs and Rea went 3-for-4 at the plate.
Queen City is now 16-10 on the season and advances to the area round to face White Oak.  
The Bulldogs will play at Marshall High School Friday and Saturday. Friday game time is at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday game 2 will start at 3 p.m. and game 3 will follow if needed.

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