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Panthers split; Tigers lose; Highlanders win
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Liberty County baseball player Jacari Roberts had a big game Friday, going 5 for 5 with 3 RBIs and pitching the complete-game win against New Hampstead. - photo by Patty Leon

Several baseball games were played last week after the previous weekend’s games were rained out.
First Presbyterian Christian Academy had its games postponed April 1 and 2. But the Highlander boys beat Memorial Day 13-1 in a short home game Monday at St. James Field.

FPCA was set to play in a tournament at Frederica Academy this weekend on St. Simons Island.
As of Thursday, the Highlanders were 8-2 overall and 4-1 in Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA.

Bradwell Institute played its third game against Effingham County on Wednesday on Tiger field. However, much like their doubleheader at Effingham last week, the Tigers came out on the losing end, by an 11-0 count.

The Rebels pounded in seven runs in the second inning to build on a lead they gained in the first inning. Effingham scored two more runs in the third and one in the fifth to close the game. The Rebels had 12 hits.
Bradwell managed only one hit, a single by Steven Harris. Tiger Wes Brooks recorded the loss, striking out two, giving up 10 hits for 10 runs, and walking one. Harris pitched relief, tossing three strikeouts.

The Tigers play their last regular season game at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Savannah Country Day. Going into the game, they are 4-17 and 0-12 in Georgia High School Association Region 3-AAAAA.

Liberty County fell 12-3 Tuesday at Savannah Country Day. The Hornets got 16 hits and had 11 RBIs in 6½ innings played. Panther Dylan Stewart had 1 RBI for the Panthers.

Colby Rhea, Jacari Roberts, Aric Albertson and Vincent Brunelli saw action on the mound. Together, they combined for six strikeouts.
Thursday night saw a battle of the Panthers, as Liberty County visited Portal. Liberty won 9-5 win in a non-region matchup.

The game was tied at 1 before Portal took a two-run lead in the third inning. Liberty answered with a run in the fifth to cut the deficit to 3-2.
In the sixth inning, Liberty rallied, scoring six runs. Portal answered back with two runs in the final inning, but Liberty held on for the win.
Rhea was 3 of 4 with 2 RBIs, Brunelli was 1 of 3 with 2 RBIs, and Roberts was 2 of 4 with 2 RBIs.

Gamble and Dylan Stewart had an RBI each.
Aric Albertson pitched the first three innings, tossing four strikeouts and walking three. Brunelli finished, tossing four strikeouts and walking four.

Liberty played at New Hampstead Friday. According to the schedule, the Panthers were set to play a doubleheader against the Phoenix. The only available score at press time was a 19-2 Liberty win in the second game.

Roberts ruled the mound and led the Panthers at bat. He pitched all seven innings, tossing nine strikeouts and was 5 for 5 at the plate with 3 RBIs.
The Panthers are 8-9 overall and 3-4 in GHSA Region 3-AAAA based on the posted scores on

The Panthers host Wayne County for a doubleheader Thursday and will recognize their seniors between games. The first game starts at 4:30 p.m.

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