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BI gets first victory; drops region game
Bradwell Institute second baseman Shania Eldridge makes a catch during Mondays 11-1 loss at home against Effingham County. It was the Lady Tigers first Region 3-AAAAA game of the season. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

Bradwell Institute recorded its first win of the season Saturday, beating Jenkins County 12-3 during the Battle of the ’Boro softball tournament at Mill Creek Regional Park in Statesboro.

The Lady Tigers, however, dropped their first Region 3-AAAAA game 11-1 to Effingham County on Monday at home. The Lady Tigers are 1-9 overall and 0-1 in region play.

Bradwell had a full weekend of action at the Battle of the ’Boro, starting with two tough opponents Friday night. The Lady Tigers lost to Southeast Bulloch 12-0 and to Wheeler County 13-12 in game two.

Against Southeast Bulloch, the Lady Tigers managed only one hit while allowing seven walks and four hits with 10 RBIs. Bradwell held an 8-5 lead over Wheeler going into the third inning. The Lady Tigers added four runs in the top of the fourth inning. Wheeler staged its own rally, adding five runs in the bottom of the inning, staying two runs back.

The fifth inning saw the game shift, as Wheeler kept the Tigers from scoring a run. Wheeler rallied in the final inning for the go-ahead runs.

On Saturday morning, the Lady Tigers took an early lead and beat Jenkins County 12-3.

Freshman Mya Gilliard batted 2 for 2 with four RBIs to lead the Lady Tigers. Paige Streeper, Madison Winn and Briana Tootle each had two RBIs. Mackenzie Stewart and Leana Corrette had an RBI apiece.

Stewart pitched the five-inning win, getting five strikeouts and walking three.

The final two games were rained out.

On Monday, the Lady Tigers hosted Effingham County for a makeup game that was rained out last week. The Lady Rebels jumped out to an early 4-0 lead. Bradwell scored a run in the fifth inning off solid base running and stealing by Gilliard. But the Rebels accumulated eight RBIs off seven hits and six walks for the win.

Winn batted 2 for 3, while Kaylynn Jewell was 1 for 2.

Stewart took the loss on the mound for Bradwell.

The Lady Tigers were scheduled to play Tuesday at Richmond Hill; results were unavailable at press time.

Bradwell hosts South Effingham at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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