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Satele's walk-off secures Bradwell's win over Liberty
Lady Tiger Labrea Wright (16) slides into home as Lady Panther pitcher Kim Colon (23) tries to cover the base for her catcher. Softball season opened with the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers edging out the Liberty County Panthers 7-6 Tuesday at Lady Tiger field. - photo by Charles Smith


The game was tied at six. The BI girls were at bat in the bottom of the seventh and Josephine Satele doubled on the first pitch, scoring the winning run.

The Lady Tigers collected 12 hits and Liberty County tallied three in the high-scoring game.

The home team scored the first run in the first inning when Whitney Evans grounded out, scoring one run.

The Tigers added three runs in the sixth inning on a single by Ariana Hernandez.

Satele pitched the win for Bradwell. She allowed three hits and six runs over seven innings, striking out three.


Kim Colon took the loss for Liberty County. She lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing 12 hits and eight runs while striking out eight.

“We had a great debut by our freshman pitcher,” Lady Panther softball coach Jerome Standard said. The coach added his team had hits throughout his line-up.

The Lady Tiger's pitcher prepares to throw a pitch to home plate. Softball season opened with the Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers versus the Liberty County Panthers at Lady Tiger field. - photo by Charles Smith

“We were putting the ball in play…We turned a double play…and ran the bases well with a couple of hiccups.”

Standard said his team managed to bunt well and move runners.

“In general we did well for our first outing,” he said.

Lady Tiger coach Misty Eastlake reported that her team had a dozen solid hits.

Sara Hause, Hernandez, Nevaeh Lopez, and Evans all had multiple hits for the Tigers. Evans, Lopez, Hernandez, and Hause each collected two hits to lead Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers.

The two team will have a rematch at 5 p.m. at Liberty Monday.

The Lady Panthers were also scheduled to play at Bryan County yesterday afternoon (Friday 8/10).


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