Not even a temporary power outage, which postponed Friday night’s baseball game for 15 minutes, could help the Bradwell Tigers in their Region 3-AAAAA contest against Effingham County. The Tigers fell, 10-0, to the hard-hitting Rebels, who opened the game with a solo home run in the first inning.
Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren rotated his pitchers in an attempt to control the Rebels. Tiger James Moon started for two innings and was replaced by Kyle Lannom in the fourth; Chris Gillmore came in in the fifth.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the first, the Bradwell boys took their first at bat.
Sage Sammons managed a base hit, and a sacrifice bunt by Chris Bell advanced Sammons’ courtesy runner, Stephen Felton, to second. Moon made a hard hit toward the shortstop, and Felton bolted to third but was tossed out. Chris Nunn then hit a shot to the outfield, which the Rebels fielded for the third out.
In the top of the top of the third inning, the Rebels scored a run. They had another runner on base when they smacked another homer over the center-field fence to go up 4-0.
By the fourth inning, the Rebels had seven hits to the Tigers’ three. Then Effingham made another hit. At that same moment, the lights flashed and half of the diamond was plunged into semi-darkness, forcing the officials and coaching staff to stop the game as they waited for the lights to come back on.
When the game resumed the Rebels didn’t miss a beat, quickly getting another score on an RBI.
The Rebels then picked off three Tigers to close out the fourth inning.
In the fifth inning, the Rebels added seven hits to take a 9-0 lead.
The Tigers defense held the Rebels for a bit, but they couldn’t put runs on the board, and the Rebels held on to win 10-0.
The Tigers currently are 1-5 overall and 0-1 in the region. They were scheduled to play at Groves on Saturday afternoon. The final score of that game was not available at press time.