The Red Devils (7-5, 3-1 Region 5-AA) dominated the host Tigers (2-8, 2-4), scoring at least two runs apiece in five of the six innings.
“Offensively, we were able to hit the ball and we had some very good base-running,” noted first-year Bowdon coach Todd Eubanks.
Temple struggled to produce, recording only two hits against Bowdon hurler Tyler McDaniel. The junior right-hander posted 10 strikeouts on the hill, while going 4-for-5 with two RBI to help his cause at the plate.
“It was just a complete effort. Our pitcher, Tyler McDaniel, went out there and was in control from the first pitch of the game to the last pitch,” Eubanks said. “Defensively, we made the plays behind him. It was a total team effort.”
Bowdon’s Bailey Cheatwood had three hits and four RBI, while Ben Vance posted two hits and three stolen bases.
The Red Devils rebounded after dropping both games of a doubleheader at Randolph County (Ala.) on Saturday. They are now sitting in third place in the region standings behind Bremen and Manchester. The Red Devils look forward to facing Manchester on Friday.
“We’re excited. Manchester is tied for first in our region,” Eubanks said. “We have a chance to beat the guys in front of us and move up the ladder.”
Temple’s Jeremiah Davis led the Tigers with two hits. Temple is looking to snap an eight-game losing streak when it hits the road to face Chattahoochee County on Friday.