In the top of the fourth West came charging back at the Bulldogs. The run started off with a single from Daniel Polston, and Chase Greene made it to first off a Dunbar error.
Wes McKinney came in to run for Polston, and Green then stole home.
Then Scott Gross stepped up to the plate and hit a home run, which also sent home Polston, to bring the score to 5-3 with only one out against West.
In the fifth inning, Greene singled, and as he tried to steal second base, he got caught up between the bases for a long time before finally stealing second. But his sly moves didn't produce anything for West as it got its third out.
Tyler West relieved Heston in the bottom of the fifth. When West headed to bat again, Gross singled and eventually scored on a Dunbar error. Travis Ward also made it home for West, bringing the score to 6-5 at the end of the inning.
The Bulldogs earned one more run in the bottom of the sixth, and West failed to produce any more runs in the seventh, as Dunbar's pitcher Thomas Royse struck out two hitters and Louie Helmburg's pop fly was caught.
Gross expressed similar thoughts as Hamilton.
"We'd rather win, we like winning, but I mean..." he said, trailing off. "We just couldn't do it."
But Hamilton liked how his team stepped up their game after the first inning.
"We just became more aware of where we were supposed to go, for one thing," he said. "But like I said, first inning, we missed selection, where we were supposed to go, different things."
"I'm not a guy that plays close games, but you know, they're ranked 27th in the nation," he added.
The Colts play against Rockcastle County on Monday during their spring break trip to Cocoa Beach. The Colts won one and lost one with Rockcastle County last year.