A knockout punch can end all contests decisively. Just ask the John Hardin Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs kept hanging around Thursday night, even taking a two-run lead in the top of the third. They appeared to have the Central Hardin Bruins on the ropes again in the sixth, but failed to capitalize on a golden opportunity.
The Bruins didn’t make the same mistake.
Central Hardin landed a haymaker in the bottom half of the sixth, exploding for nine runs to roll to a 16-7 victory over the visiting Bulldogs to run its 17th District winning streak to 25.