Freshman James Moon got his first varsity start for the Bradwell Institute Tigers on Friday and made it a good one by helping BI shut out the Beach High Bulldogs, 13-0, in five innings in Hinesville.
The freshman allowed only two hits and the Tigers defense did the rest to keep the Bulldogs off the scoreboard.
Although the game was in Hinesville, the Tigers (14-6, 12-2) were the visiting team and they struck quickly. With two outs in the top of the first, Leonard Felton scored from third on a hit from Garrett McCorkle. Mitch Rogers walked and Adam Corwin was hit with a pitch to load the bases for the Tigers. Back-to-back walks by the Beach pitcher put BI up, 3-0, then Matt Brown stepped up to the plate and smacked a single to drive in three runs.
In the second inning, Tiger Chris Rafferty singled, and McCorkle drove him in to put BI up, 7-0.
In the fourth inning, the Tigers loaded the bases off a single by McCorckle and two Bulldog errors, and McCorkle went home on a walk.
Bradwell added five more runs to end the game early and stay in contention for second place in Region 3-AAAAA along with Jenkins. The Tigers play at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jenkins.