It seems like an eternity since the Bradwell Institute softball team was able to get a game in. Rain has twice flooded their field and has wreaked havoc on their schedule.
But Wednesday in Darien, the Lady Tigers managed to play two full games, beating McIntosh County Academy twice.
The Lady Tigers came from behind to win 14-13 in the first matchup.
Bradwell trailed 9-3 entering the top of the third inning when the bats started getting hot for the Lady Tigers. They hit and drove in nine runs to take the lead. In the fourth inning, the Lady Tigers added two more runs.
MCA made a charge in the fifth inning, driving in two runs to cut Bradwell’s lead to 14-13. But despite the Lady Buccaneers’ best effort, the Lady Tigers defense fielded the ball well for the remainder of the game to hold on for the win.
Lady Tiger Mackenzie Stewart took the win on the mound. She pitched all seven innings, tossing four strikeouts.
Bradwell’s hitting frenzy was led by Chesnee Giraldo, who went 2 of 4 with 3 RBIs, and Sarah Hause, who went 2 of 5 with 3 RBIs. Shania Eldridge also had a big game, going 3 of 5 with 2 RBIs.
Game 2 proved to be just as dramatic, with Bradwell edging out MCA 8-7.
MCA and Bradwell traded leads throughout the game, with the Lady Tigers edging out a run in the bottom of the seventh inning for the win.
Madison Winn pitched the first five innings, striking out six and walking four. Stewart closed the game, tossing two strikeouts in two innings.
Kaylynn Jewell had 3 RBIs and two hits in her four at-bats to lead the Lady Tigers. Tamia Johnson was named MVP for the doubleheader.
Bradwell coach Sharyl Eastlake was pleased with how well her team hit against MCA.