Liberty County baseball competed in two contests Thursday and Friday against Calvary Day and Long County High School while Bradwell took on Brunswick in two games.
Thursday against Calvary Day the Panthers lost 12-4. The Cavaliers jumped out to an early 10-0 lead after two innings to control the pace and put Liberty County in a big hole. The Panthers scored three runs in the third and one in the sixth, but were not able to produce a major inning to cut into the lead.
Aric Albertson, Patrick Underwood, Dylan Stewart and Jacob Albertson finished with an RBI each.
Friday’s matchup against Long County resulted in another loss, 9-2. All 11 runs in the game were scored in the first three innings.
The Blue Tide started the top of the first inning scoring three runs on three hits. Liberty answered in the bottom of the inning bringing in two runs off an error. In the second inning, Long County regained a three-run lead with an RBI single from Ethan Williams, then a runner came home after a strikeout.
The Tide then added four more runs in the third to extend their lead to 7 and the win. The Panthers were held down through the rest of the game and recorded four total hits in the loss.
This week the Panthers play Appling and Pierce counties on the road.
Bradwell took the first game against Brunswick with a 9-6 victory.
Stevin Harris and Josh Dayutis combined for 5 RBIs in the first two innings and helped get the Tigers ahead. Brunswick answered with a run in the third and two in the fourth, but relinquished the lead in the fifth. Two doubles, one by Quindarius Watkins and the other by OB Nobles, brought in runs for the Tigers and commanded the rest of the game. Even though the Pirates scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh, Bradwell hung on for the win.
The second game against Brunswick, however resulted in a 12-0 shutout for the Tigers. Bradwell recorded seven hits in the contest and Brunswick sealed the deal, scoring six runs in the final inning. Evan Crystal was the top hitter for the Tigers going 2 for 3.
The Tigers now look forward to a three game series against Effingham County starting on Monday.