In the past three games, the Bradwell Institute baseball team gave up only one run while racking up 47 against Region 3-AAAAA opponents Windsor Forest and Johnson High.
The Tigers found their way back into the win column on Saturday afternoon by sweeping region opponent Windsor Forest at home in a doubleheader.
Senior Mitch Rogers pitched four no-hit innings and needed only 46 pitches to retire 14 batters including five strikeouts as the Tigers won the opener, 15-0. Sophomore Sage Sammons continued the no-hitter while throwing the final two innings.
Bradwell took a 4-0 lead off of singles from Kyle Lammum and DaBrent Nobles. Adam Corwin added a triple.
The bottom of third was the big inning for the Tigers as they plated 10 runs on four walks and three base hits, including a double from Ryan Hall.
Lannum was 3-for-3 in the first game.
“Mitch and Sage combined for a no-hitter in the first game. We played good defense, and Mitch only had to throw a limited number of pitches. We started the first game really fast, hitting the ball good and playing good defense,” Bradwell head coach Rhett Hellgren said.
Bradwell took the second game, 12-1. Jacob Dill doubled and Hall, Lannum, and Sammons had base hits in the bottom of the first for the Tigers as they took a 1-0 lead.
Bradwell drew walks to pick up another run in the second inning. Bradwell scored the majority of its runs in the later innings.
Dill earned the victory on the mound for Bradwell striking out four Windsor hitters. Bradwell only committed one error.
On Monday afternoon, the Tigers thumped the Johnson High Atom-Smashers, 20-0. Rogers hit a three-run homer.
Hall had five RBIs, Sage Sammons had three RBIs, Caleb Wells and Adam Corwin had two RBIs apiece, and Dill, Xavier John and DaBrent Nobles each had one RBI.
Tiger junior pitcher Morgan Crean got the win on the mound for the Tigers.
Despite improving to 15-9 overall and 12-4 in the region, BI still sits in fourth place with just two games left in the regular season.
“We started slow against Windsor in the second game, but we ended coming around and hitting the ball hard. We will finish the region this week. I am proud of these boys. This year, they have worked hard, and now it’s time to get ready for the playoffs,” Hellgren said.
The Tigers were scheduled to host Groves Tuesday afternoon and honor the seniors. On Friday, the Tigers travel to Savannah to take on Benedictine, the third-ranked team in the region, at 5 p.m.