Diamond Dogs Perform Well in Benefit Game

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Booneville came to Greenwood to get the 2021 baseball season started Thursday night. The AAA benefit game saw both teams hit the field for the first action since the pandemic shortened the 2020 season.

Landry Jurecka pitches in the 2nd inning

Recent UCA signee Caiden Brown showed his speed with what was going to be a triple with the bases loaded. A costly error at third base had Brown coming across the plate in the bottom of the second inning. Top of the third inning, Kansas State signee Landry Jurecka took the mound as the Bulldogs made quick work of the Booneville batters.

Caiden Brown rounding the bases

After the switch, the dogs were able to push their lead to 20-0. In the top of the fourth inning, senior Coleton Payton took the mound with two runs getting batted in by Booneville leaving the score 20-2. With Greenwood set to go up to bat the game was ended.

Coleton Payton on the mound for the Bulldogs

It is a busy week ahead for Greenwood as they open their regular season schedule against Gravette at home on Tuesday, with the first pitch set for 5 p.m. On Wednesday, the junior varsity will play a doubleheader at home versus the Bulldogs out of Springdale. On Thursday, varsity is back in action against the Fayetteville Bulldogs in Greenwood. JV will also face off against Fayetteville. Finally, on Saturday the varsity squad faces off against the Owasso Rams at 2 p.m. in Owasso.

Infielders awaiting a hit from Booneville

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