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 get two full games beating McIntosh County Academy twice.
The Lady Tigers came from behind to win 14-13 in the first matchup of the night.
Bradwell trailed 9-3 entering the top of the third inning when the bats started getting hot for the Bradwell girls. They hit and drove in nine runs to take the lead. In the fourth inning the Bradwell girls added two more runs.
MCA made a charge in the fifth inning driving in two runs to trail 14-13. But despite their best effort the Lady Tigers defense fielded the ball well for the remainder of the game for the win.
Lady Tiger Mackenzie Stewart took the win on the mound. She pitched all seven tossing four strikeouts.
The Lady Tigers’ 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 two 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 pitched.
Kaylynn Jewell had 3RBIs and two hits in her 4 at bats to lead the Lady Tigers. Lady Tiger Tamia Johnson was named MVP for the double-header.
Lady Tiger coach Sharyl Eastlake commented on how well her team hit against MCA. The girls are headed to Effingham County this afternoon for a Region 3-AAAAA game that starts at 6 p.m.