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Bradwell, Liberty teams mercy-ruled

Tigers maintain winning record in region play

POSTED: March 19, 2012 11:25 a.m.
Photo by Patty Leon/

Tiger first baseman Adam Corwin eyes the ball into his glove, awaiting a tag-out a Camden County runner in Friday’s 21-1 loss at home. The game was delayed an hour because of lightning

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Camden County toppled the Bradwell Tigers 21-1 in a Region 3-AAAAA game Friday afternoon.
The Wildcats piled up nine runs in the first inning. By the time Tiger starting pitcher got two batters out he had tossed nearly 40 pitches and was relieved by Jacob Dill.
At bat, Dill provided the Tigers’ lone run with a home run over the left field fence in the bottom of the first.
The Wildcats started the second inning with two quick runs before the game was postponed by lightning. During the hour wait, the teams engaged each other with games, showing great sportsmanship.
Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren said a Tiger error on the second play of the game, “…set the tone for the rest of the game.”
During the lightning break the coach spoke to his players and told them to keep battling and play their game.
But the Wildcats were brutal at bat scoring in 10 more runs for the run-rule win in three.
The Tigers’ are 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the region with Camden being the only region loss.
The boys will travel to Savannah on Tuesday to take on Jenkins High at 4:30 p.m. Last year the Tigers beat Jenkins twice. It was the first time in five seasons the Tigers edged out the Warriors and it was the highlight of the coach’s season.
Jenkins, which finished last season with a 20-9 overall and 15-3 region record, is currently 4-5 overall and 4-1 in the region. In other baseball news, the Liberty County Panthers were in Wayne County Friday. The Yellow Jackets stung the big cats 11-1. The Panthers are currently 2-8 overall and 0-3 in Region 2A-AAAA.
On Tuesday, the Panthers head to Waycross to face a region opponent, the Ware County Gators. The Gators are 5-4 overall and 3-0 in the region.

 

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