The 2020-2021 school year has been a stellar year athletically for athletics at Bowdon Middle School. Earlier in the year, BMS athletes captured the Small Schools Division Championship in football and in basketball. On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the baseball team made school history by defeating Heard County at home to win the Small School Baseball Championship and capture the school’s third championship title in one school year.
During the championship game, two Bowdon Red Devil pitchers rallied together in the 2-0 shutout against Heard County. The two pitchers for the Bowdon Red Devils were Dalton Ballenger and Will Huggins. The duo together struck out 14 batters. Jacob Williams led the way with two 2 hits. Luke Windom, Will Huggins, and Jacob Williams stole multiple bases to seal the victory.
The BMS baseball team had a 14-1 record for the season. The team outscored their opponents 132 to 44 points. They finished the season with 10 players having a batting average over .400, while pitchers for the season had 120 strikeouts combined, and the team had a total of 93 stolen bases. Mr. Scott Estes, principal of Bowdon Middle, said, “Let me congratulate our baseball players for their great achievement. Not only have they won the Small School Division, but they also win everyday in the classroom. We are so proud of them!”
Pictured (L to R): Standing: Coach Braden Bowen, Ethan Kent, Dylan Akins, Blake Cole, Mason Lovvorn, Luke Windom, Dalton Ballenger, Will Huggins, Zander Langley, Jacob Williams, Kaiden Prothro, Sawyer Smith, Head Coach Mitch Johnson, Austin Stephens, and Coach Clarence Prothro. Kneeling: Jaxson Jones, Landon Evans, Connor Cummings, Andrew Adams, Gareth Addison, and Micah Caldwell. Picture by Bart Cater.