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Tigers get 11 hits but fall to Glynn

POSTED: March 24, 2007 5:15 a.m.
With winless Glynn Academy visiting Bradwell Institute, someone was leaving the ballpark with a win.
Unfortunately for the boys in blue and gold, it wasn’t them. Glynn pounded out 13 hits and took advantage of four Bradwell errors in Wednesday’s 13-6 win.
The Red Terrors struck early, building a 7-1 lead after three innings.
The Tigers rallied in the fourth inning, cutting the Terror lead to two.
Nick Franks started the inning with a double and later scored on Steven Dill’s groundout to second.
With two outs, Kentrell Hargrove reached on an error by the Terror pitcher.
Daniel Materne brought Hargrove home with a single, then Dylan Brown knocked in two runs with a double to centerfield. Brown would later score off a balk.
Glynn Academy, however, rebounded and scored six runs in the games final three innings, including three runs in the seventh.
“Our biggest struggle is the first and second innings,” BI coach Rhett Hellgren said. “We are not mentally prepared and we need to be more prepared to start. Walks are killing us. It starts with pitching and catching. Our pitchers aren’t ready and aren’t settling down until after the second inning.”
Nevertheless, Hellgren is pleased with his team’s hustle and effort.
“This is a battling team and I am real happy with their work ethic,” he said. “We’re getting better and we’re struggling right now, but there’s progress and we will be okay.”
Of Bradwell’s 21 outs, 10 were strikeouts and four were easy pop-ups.
“We have to put the ball in play and cut down on strikeouts and pop-ups and make the defensive play instead of striking out,” Hellgren commented. “It is so important in high school baseball to put ball in play. We have to put the ball in play.”
Bradwell tried to start a rally in the seventh after DeAnte Day scored a run off Dill’s single to centerfield, but Glynn’s pitching was too strong to close the game.
The Tigers have two more games before the Region 3-AAAAA season starts on Wednesday when Camden County comes to town for a 5 p.m. game.
“Our season really starts Wednesday, so all I’m trying to figure out is what we have and what we can go with,” Hellgren said. “I’d like to get a win before Wednesday so the kids know what it’s like.”
Saturday, Bradwell travels to Richmond Hill for a noon game and on Monday, the Tigers travel to Brunswick for a re-match with Glynn Academy at 5 p.m.

GA    331    021    3 — 13  13  2
BI    100    400    0 —  6   10  4
W - Josh Kaiser. L - Steven Dill. Leading Hitters - GA, Michael Canter 2-2, 2 RBIs; BI - Nick Franks 3-4, RBI; Daniel Materne 2-3; DeAnte Day 2-4; Dylan Brown 1-3, 2 RBIs. Records - GA 1-5, BI 0-5.

 

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