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Brantley County routs Tigers 10-3
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Tiger baseball coach Rhett Hellgren keeps telling his players they are a good team.
If only they would believe him.
The Tigers suffered a 10-3 loss to Brantley County Monday afternoon. It’s the Tigers third straight loss, but Hellgren said his frustration stems from his players’ lack of confidence not their abilities.
“We came out flat and never really got into the game,” he said. “I don’t know why, but we never really got focused. Our concentration and intensity has got to be there for every single inning, out and pitch.”
Hellgren said the lack of intensity showed in mishandled throws, six errors and too many walks.
Daniel Materne started on the mound for two innings, but gave up four runs. DeAnte Day pitched for three innings and Dominic Materne came in for 2/3 of an inning before Dustin Belletti came in for the finish.
Brantley had six hits to the Tigers five.
The Tigers still have three games before they travel to Camden County for their first regional game on March 12. They travel today to Glynn County before hosting McIntosh on Friday and Wayne County on Saturday.  
That’s plenty of time to finalize the rotation and spark some fire, but the Tiger squad needs to believe they can do it.
“I keep telling our players that we are a good team,” Hellgren said. “But we have not proven it yet. We will keep working to get better and we will be all right in the long run.  It is just frustrating for us right now.”
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