BI falls on senior day
Bradwell Institute fell 21-11 to McIntosh County on Monday in a nonregion softball game in Hineville.
The Lady Tigers (2-16) led 9-6 after five innings, but the Buccaneers scored 15 runs in the top of the sixth inning to take the lead. Bradwell scored two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to make the final score 21-11.
Madison McDonald had two hits and two RBIs and Kaela Gibbs had one hit and drove in two runs for the Lady Tigers.
In addition, Mya Gilliard was 1 for 2 with an RBI, Alexus Chavis had a hit and RBI, Paige Streeper had two hits and an RBI, and Kaylynn Jewell had an RBI for the Lady Tigers.
Also getting hits were LaBrea Wright, who went 2 for 3, Nevaeh Lopez was 2 for 4 and Sarah Hause was 1 for 3.
McDonald and Josephine Satale split time on the mound, with Satale taking the loss. The two combined to give up 12 hits while striking out seven and walking nine.
Long County finishes fourth
Saturday, the Long County High School softball team faced Pierce County in Blackshear.
Though the Lady Tide had already secured a playoff spot going into the game, it still had meaning because if the Ludowici team was able to beat the Lady Bears by four runs they would then move up to a third place finish in the 2-AAA Region.
Long County was able to win the game, but came up a little short beating Pierce 3-1.
With the victory the Lady Tide ended the regular season with a 15-4 overall record and a 6-4 mark in the region.
Finishing in the fourth spot, they hosted Tattnall County on Tuesday in a best of three series.
The Lady Warriors ended their year with a 10-14 overall record and a 3-7 region record.
The two teams played twice on Tuesday. If a third game is necessary it will be played today at 4:30 in Ludowici.
— Mike Riddle
Liberty County back home
Liberty County will play host to Effingham County on Friday night at Donnel Woods Stadium in a nonregion football game. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.
The Panthers are 2-2 after coming back to edge New Hampstead 14-13 on Friday in Pooler, according to MaxPreps.
Liberty County trailed New Hampstead 13-0 at halftime, but scored touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters to earn the win.
Dionte Bowens completed 4 of 7 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown and Kris Coleman ran for 101 yards on 19 carries.
Desmond Brown carried four times for 76 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers, and Jaleel Gilbert caught three passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.
As a team, the Panthers rolled up 348 total yards.
Alec Sutton hit both extra points for Liberty. Markel Johnson, Nolan Dickens, Sisquo Westbrook and Nick Bennett led the Panthers’ defense, which held the Phoenix to just 215 total yards.
Liberty defenders combined for 11 tackles for loss and three sacks, one each from Westbrook, Josh Swinson and UGA commit Tramel Walthour each had a sack.
The Panthers also forced three turnovers. Bennett had a pair of interceptions and Josh Washington caused and recovered a fumble. The loss dropped New Hampstead to 2-2.
Effingham County, from Region 2-AAAAAA, is 2-3 overall.
The Rebels started the season 0-2 before back to back wins over South Effingham and Statesboro, but the Rebels fell 35-19 to unbeaten Burke County (5-0) in Springfield last Friday.
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