Bradwell Institute defended its home turf well Tuesday by downing Savannah High, 14-1, in five innings.
With the win, the Tigers improved to 6-3 in Region 3-AAAAA and 7-8 overall.
Tiger Adam Corwin started on the mound for the first half of the inning and was relieved by Chris Gilmore. Dabrent Nobles finished the fourth and fifth innings.
The Blue Jackets’ lone run came in the top of the first inning, when Savannah High loaded the bases and the Tigers walked in a run.
The Tiger boys took their first at-bat and quickly faced two outs. Jacob Dill got a base hit, and Caleb Wells was hit by a pitch. Corwin got a hit to score Dill to knot the game at 1-1.
Nobles added a two-run hit as the Tigers closed the inning up, 3-1.
In the second inning, Gilmore and the infield took care of the Blue Jackets. In the bottom of the frame, Gilmore got a double. Sage Sammons registered a two-run hit shortly afterward. Dills walked to first and Wells was hit again by a pitch. A Savannah High pitching error gave the Tigers a run to put them up, 6-1. Corwin hit in Dill. The Tigers continued to walk and hit in runs, culminating with a two-run triple by Mitch Rogers and an RBI by Pete Satele to make the score 11-1.
In the third inning, the Tigers made back-to-back plays at third to keep the Blue Jackets from scoring.
The Tigers scored another run off a Blue Jackets pitching error in the fourth inning.
Tiger Hunter Jackson got his first varsity at-bat in the game and drove in the final two runs.
Jackson also took over as the Tigers’ catcher when Sammons left the game in the fourth inning with a slight knee injury.
The Blue Jackets had their last at-bat at the top of the fifth but couldn’t produce the runs needed to keep the game alive.
The Blue Jackets fell to 0-7 in the region.
On Wednesday, the Tigers traveled to McIntosh Academy and lost, 8-7, in a non-region matchup.
In other Tiger news, the girls’ soccer team beat Savannah High, 9-0, last Friday on the road. The soccer team also beat Camden County, 2-1, on March 27.
The girls played at Groves High School on Tuesday, but the score from that game has not been posted. The Tiger boys lost to Camden, 8-1, while scores for the Savannah High and Groves games have not been posted.