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Rebels beat Tigers before rain
Tiger second baseman Alton Malpass was late with the tag at second as a Rebels runner took the steal in their 7-3 win on Tuesday. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
A home run with two runners on base tied the game at 3 in the second inning, but Tiger Josh Rivers’ homer would be the last time the Bradwell squad scored as Groves High added 4 more runs. The Rebels won 7-3 just 15 minutes before the rain fell Tuesday night.
Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren said a lack of patience at the plate was part of the reason for the loss. Four Tiger errors and allowing 6 unearned runs didn’t help.
Trying to duplicate Rivers’ homer, the Tigers kept swinging at curve balls, popping them straight up or to the Rebels’ outfielders.
“Instead of being so aggressive they need to be more patient,” Hellgren said of his Tiger batters. “In order to win games you need to hit, pitch and have a better defense.”
As for Tiger pitcher freshman Jacob Dill, Hellgren said he did a good job and pitched well until he was relieved by his older brother, Stephen Dill, in the 5th inning.
The Tigers are 3-10 overall and 2-2 in Region 3-AAAAA. They are currently fourth in
the region as they prep for another region battle tonight at 4:30 p.m. against Jenkins, depending on the field conditions and weather.
On Saturday, the Tigers visit neighboring Ludowici for a 1 p.m. game against the Long County Blue Tide.
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