DAVIS — Another installment of the battle of the Arbuckles took place in Davis Monday afternoon to close out the regular season for the Sulphur Bulldogs and the Davis Wolves.

DAVIS — Another installment of the battle of the Arbuckles took place in Davis Monday afternoon to close out the regular season for the Sulphur Bulldogs and the Davis Wolves.

After getting down early, the Bulldogs were able to fight their way back and snag the 4-3 victory on the road.

Never giving up, Bulldog head coach Mike Matlack believed his team could come back from an early deficit.

“We hung in there and hit some balls early hard but right at them,” Matlack said. “Give Davis credit, they played really well, but we hung in there and took advantage at the end when we finally did get some runners on.”

The game started with a pitching duel between the Bulldogs Nash Matlack and the Wolves Taylor Scaggs. 

The Wolves broke through for a run in the bottom of the second against Matlack, when Cody Caraway hit a bases loaded sacrifice fly to right field, driving in Gavin Moore.

After Scaggs held the Bulldogs scoreless for two more innings, the Wolves added two more in the bottom of the fourth. After Caraway hit a two out single, Cole Martin followed with a walk. Dane Parker would hit a bases clearing double to put the Wolves on top 3-0.

After Parker would relive Scaggs in the top of the fifth, the Bulldogs offense came alive.

Reese Ratchford would lead off the inning with a walk, and would advance to third two batters later on a Matlack double. Price Daube would hit a sacrifice fly to score Ratchford, and Carson Pettiferer would drive in Matlack on an error by the shortstop Martin.

After exchanging zeros until the seventh, the Bulldogs had one more opportunity to comeback for the victory.

Ratchford lead off the inning with a walk, and move to second following four-pitch walk to Matlack. After Ratchford was picked off trying to steal third, Daube struck out swinging. After a two-out single by Pettifer to score Matlack and tie the game, Ethan Massey and Oliver Martinez both walked against Wolves pitcher Raydyn Amos.

The unsung hero of the game Braydyn Stander would drive in the winning run in  an unconventional hit-by-pitch RBI, his fourth hit-by-pitch of the game.

After gaining the lead, Ratchford would shutdown the Wolves in the home half of the inning to seal the victory.