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POSTED: April 28, 2014 11:30 a.m.
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Tiger Sage Sammons was number one in the region for on-base percentage (.525), number two in batting average (.408) and third in the region for slugger percentage (.551).

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Bradwell institute scored two runs in the seventh inning, but it wasn’t enough to beat Camden County in a non-regional game Tuesday afternoon. The Wildcats won, 6-4.
On the flip side, the Richmond Hill Wildcats beat Jenkins Thursday, ensuring the fourth and final playoff spot goes to the Tigers.
On Tuesday, the Wildcats essentially didn’t slam the ball. The Tigers just gave up too many walks and made two errors.
Tiger pitcher Ryan Desbians pitched 3.2 innings, walking four batters and giving up four hits for three runs, two of which were earned. Stephen Felton pitched an inning, walking three and giving up two hits for three runs. Chris Nunn closed the game tossing the final strikeout.
The Bradwell boys got seven hits in the game in Kingsland.
Desbiens went 3-of-4 with a double. Sage Sammons was 1-of-4 with 1RBI. Felton was 1-of-3. And Chris Bell was 1-of-4 with 1RBI. Tiger Evan Crystal also had 1 RBI.
The Tigers are 9-13 overall and 7-7 in Region 3-AAAAA. According to the region rankings posted on maxpreps.com the Tigers clinched the fourth place spot in the region. Head coach Jeff Polk confirmed the Tigers are in the playoffs but who they play was still being determined.
Also according to maxpreps.com, several Tigers were among the top five players in the region in terms of stats.
Sammons was number one in the region for on-base percentage (.525), number two in batting average (.408) and third in the region for slugger percentage (.551). Desbiens and Nunn were third and fourth, respectively for home runs with one each. Maxwell Ashe was fifth in the region for runs (17) and fourth in the region for stolen bases (10). Chris Bell was third in the region for batters struck out (28) and Evan Crystal was fifth for the region in wins (2).
Sammons leads the Tigers in batting average (.408) with Bell in second (.357), John Riddell in third (.333) and Ashe in fourth (.304). Sammons, Bell and Ashe also lead the team in RBIs with 11 each.


 

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