Bradwell played three great innings Tuesday before Glynn Academy found its groove.
The Red Terrors soon started hitting and took advantage of BI fielding errors en route to shutting down the Lady Tigers, 9-0, in Brunswick.
It was a bit of a letdown for the Bradwell girls after their win over Statesboro on Monday.
The Lady Tigers were strong defensively, and sophomore pitcher Mac-Kenzie Stewart kept the Red Terrors off-balance the first two innings. She struck out four batters, walked three and gave up four hits.
Glynn’s nine runs were unearned and stemmed from seven Lady Tiger defensive errors. The errors came in the fourth inning, when the Red Terrors were up, 3-0.
Kasey Smith and Shania Eldridge were the offensive force for the Lady Tigers and kept the pressure on Glynn Academy, loading up the bases in two consecutive innings. According to maxpreps.com, Bradwell’s Kasey Smith batted 2 for 2, including a double. Shania Eldridge was 1 for 2, and Chelsi Shutts was 1 for 3.
“The ladies played a perfect three innings,” Lady Tiger coach Sharyl Eastlake said. “The Lady Terrors caught up to the pitch by the fourth inning, and their bats came alive. Shania Eldridge continues executing the bunt and advancing base runners. Melissa Gregory made a beautiful play at home for a third out. We will continue hitting the batting cage hard during practice to increase our batting average and run totals.”
The varsity loss came just after the Bradwell junior-varsity team lost, 14-0. Glynn scored six runs in the first inning. Madison Wynn and Tamia Johnson pitched for Bradwell.
The Lady Tigers will play at Liberty County at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Patty Leon contributed to this report.