The Bradwell baseball team got closer to — but still fell short of — Charlton County on Saturday.
Last week, the Tigers lost, 12-0, to the 2013 Class A state champion Indians. On Saturday, the Tigers had the game tied, 2-2, until the Indians pushed ahead in the fourth inning en route to the 5-3 win.
“We played like we were capable of playing,” Tiger coach Jeff Polk said. “We started producing at the plate.”
Sage Sammons went 2 of 2 with a double. Brandon Woodard was 1 of 2 with one run batted in. Chris Bell was 1 of 3 with one RBI, and Hunter Jackson was 1 of 1.
The Tiger pitching and defense were solid, holding off the Indians until a few hits in the fourth gave the Charlton boys an advantage. Sammons pitched three innings, allowed three hits and two runs, including a home run, and had two strikeouts. Chris Bell pitched four innings and gave up three hits and three runs while also striking out two.
Polk said he is satisfied with the team’s ability to battle back and the way they played as a unit, not individuals.
“I have told them many times this year, that this team can compete with anyone in the state,” he said. “We just have to play like we are capable of playing every game.”
The Tigers start Region 3-AAAAA action Friday at Effingham.