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POSTED: March 11, 2011 10:01 a.m.
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Jacob Dill makes contact during Bradwell’s 11-3 win against Islands High on Tuesday at Tiger Field.

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Bradwell struggled to hit the ball effectively against Charlton County in Saturday’s loss.

The Tigers found a cure for those hitting ills Tuesday night, pounding out 10 hits against Savannah’s first-year Islands High School to win, 11-3, in Hinesville.

Tigers starting pitcher Eric Wells found help from his outfielders, who snagged two fly balls in the top of the first inning.

Wells also fanned a Sharks batter on a called third strike for the second out.

At the beginning of the bottom of the first, it appeared that Bradwell was going to go down in order as the first two Tigers hit into ground-ball outs.

But catcher Josh Driggers reached out and tagged a pitch that hit the fence, and that opened the floodgates.

Driggers was held to a single, but his base hit opened the door for hits from Garrett McCorkle, Jacob Dill and a double from Alton Malpass.

The Tigers also took advantage of walks and passed balls to take a 6-0 lead at the end of the first inning.

Islands got on the board in the top of the second inning. The Sharks were able to create a run off a pair of singles.

Taking advantage of wild pitches, passed balls and fielding errors, Bradwell was able to pick up five more runs during the middle innings. Caleb Wells cranked out a double in the bottom of the fifth.

The Tigers gave up two more runs to Islands, but Wells notched the win. With the game in control, Bradwell baseball coach Rhett Hellgren was able to let freshman Cody Hill get some time on the mound.

Bradwell only committed one error during the contest.

The win against Islands puts Bradwell at 2-2 on the year and 2-0 in Region 3 AAAAA.

The Tigers close out the week when they travel to region opponent Windsor Forest today.

The Tigers will turn around and host rival Long County on Monday at Tiger Field.

 

 

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