If it hadn’t been for a double by Bradwell Tiger baseball player Jacob Dill in the top of the seventh inning, the Jenkins Warriors would have claimed a no-hit shutout Tuesday in Savannah.
Jenkins High, a thorn in the Tigers’ side for the past few seasons, avenged one of last year’s two losses to BI. The Warriors toppled the Region 3-AAAAA Tigers in the teams’ first meeting this season.
The Tigers were down, 1-0, until the bottom of the fourth inning when they gave up six runs to the Warriors. Jenkins sealed the score by adding two more runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Dill took the loss on the mound for the Tigers.
According to maxpreps.com, Jenkins High junior pitcher Frank Joyner pitched all seven innings, earning eight strikeouts and walking only one batter.
Bradwell’s baseball team was scheduled to play Long County Thursday in a non-region game and will play at 4:30 p.m. today at Johnson High School.
In other Tiger news, the soccer teams hosted Islands High School in a region soccer game Tuesday. The Sharks beat the Tigers in both games. The Lady Tigers lost, 2-0, and the boys lost, 5-2. The Tigers are 3-6 overall and 2-2 in Region 3-AAAAA. The Lady Tigers are 5-4 overall and 3-4 in the region. The boys’ soccer team hosts the Benedictine Cadets at 5 p.m. today at Freedom Field.