Rain forced Liberty County High School’s baseball game against Tattnall County to be moved from Thursday night to Saturday afternoon. However, the Warriors made that day soggy in a different way for the Panthers, beating Liberty, 12-3, at home.
The Panthers rebounded Monday by downing McIntosh County Academy, 14-0, in four innings in Darien.
In Saturday’s matchup, Panther Curtis Michalowicz took the loss on the mound. He pitched four innings, walking five and giving up six earned runs. Quinndon Montgomery pitched two innings, walking three. Vince Brunelli pitched an inning and recorded one strikeout.
At the plate, Panther Jacari Roberts was 2 for 4 with a double and a run. Montgomery was 1 for 3 with a double. Jeremy Scott was 1 for 2 with two runs batted in, and Colby Rheas was 1 for 4 with an RBI. JT Evans and Aric Albertson each scored a run for the Panthers.
In Monday’s game, sophomore Colby Rhea earned the win, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out two batters.
Roberts had another strong game at bat, going 3 for 3 with three RBIs. Michalowicz was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and Rhea was 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Montgomery batted 2 for 4. Evans, Lamar Speight, Dylan Norris, Jerrold Clark and Jeremy Scott each had one RBI.
Liberty, 3-5 overall, opens Region 3-AAAA action at
5 p.m. Friday at Statesboro.
Across town, the Bradwell Institute Tigers had most of their games washed out last week and will play catch-up this week.
The Tigers rescheduled March 7’s Region 3-AAAAA opener at Effingham to Monday, when they lost, 13-0, in four innings. The Tigers couldn’t muster a hit against the Rebels.
Chris Bell pitched three innings, striking out three batters, walking three and giving up four earned runs. Chris Nunn and Evan Crystal each had a little time on the mound in the final inning.
Bradwell was set to play Tuesday at Richmond Hill. Results were unavailable at press time.
The Tigers play Groves at 6 tonight in Savannah and host Jenkins at 6 p.m. Friday.