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BI beats Beach, 16-1, in four innings

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POSTED: March 18, 2011 11:02 a.m.
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Tiger pitcher Mitch Rogers got his first varsity start Tuesday night against Beach and made it a good one. Rogers struck out seven and walked one while giving up four hits and a run. Bradwell won the game, 16-1.

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Bradwell Institute took quick advantage of a change in venue Tuesday, beating visiting Beach, 16-1, in four innings in a game originally scheduled to be played in Savannah.

The Tigers used home-field advantage to rack up 13 hits with 11 singles and two doubles.

"We did a good job of taking care of business," Tigers baseball coach Rhett Hellgren said.
"The team is playing real well, and we have to maintain our high level of concentration and intensity."

The Tiger boys are displaying more control at bat and hit only five fly outs in the game. By contrast, in the past four games, Bradwell players hit 34 pop-ups for outs. On Monday, they had seven against Long County.

On Tuesday, the Tigers accumulated a 4-0 advantage by the end of the first inning. Bradwell added five more runs in the bottom of the second inning.

The Bulldogs scored their only run in the third inning. The Tigers sealed the run-rule win by scoring seven more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

The win improves Bradwell to 4-0 in Region 3-AAAAA. The Tigers are 5-2 overall.

Tigers pitcher Mitch Rogers got his first varsity start on the mound. He faced 15 batters, striking out seven and walking one while scattering four hits and allowing only one earned run.

Tiger Chris Rafferty took the mound in the fourth inning. Rafferty struck out two of the three batters he faced.

The Tigers will play Camden County (6-2, 3-1) at 6 p.m. tonight in Kingsland.

"We have to have two good practices to get ready for probably the best team in the region," Hellgren said Tuesday. "If we can limit our mental mistakes, we have a good chance of doing well against them."

Bradwell top hitters

• Cody Hill — 2 singles, double,
2 RBIs
• Alton Malpass — double, 2 RBIs • Josh Driggers — 2 singles, RBI
• Garrett McCorkle — single, RBI
• Jacob Dill — 2 doubles, RBI
• Nick Snyder — single, RBI
• Matthew Brown — 2 singles,
3 RBIs
• Mitch Rogers — single, 2 RBIs

 

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