After starting the season 0-6, the Bradwell Tigers turned a corner and took a 14-4 win against region opponent Windsor Forest on Friday night and staged a comeback in 8 innings for a 8-7 victory against local rival Long County on Saturday.
Friday’s win in 6 innings makes the Tigers’ region 3-AAAAA record 1-1. As of Tuesday they are 2-6 overall.
"It feels great to win after starting off the season struggling like we have," Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren said. "As a team we just need to be ready and play pitch to pitch, out to out, inning to inning. If we can do this, we are going to be competitive against just about anybody."
After Friday’s win, the Tiger came out and played a complete game, coming from behind against the neighboring Ludowici team.
The Tigers trailed 7-2 in the 3rd against coach Brian Thomas’ Tide team looking for redemption after losing to Jeff Davis 12-9 on Friday.
But in the bottom of the 4th, hits and stolen bases allowed the Tigers to tie the score and the local boys held the Tide batters through the next three innings, forcing an extra inning.
In the bottom of the, 8th DeAnte Day walked, stole second and came home off a hit by Zach Hawkins.
Pitcher Stephen Dill got the win for the Tigers while Tide player Bryan Wingate took a loss as the relief pitcher.
"We lost to Jeff Davis 12-9, in a very well played baseball game by both teams," Thomas said about his Tide squad. "Tyler Chambless was the losing pitcher and Bryan Wingate hit a 2-run home-run for us. And on Saturday we played a very tough Bradwell team to an extra innings loss. Our team is still strong right now and we are looking forward to getting back to region play."
The Tigers head to Richmond Hill today for a game at 6 p.m. The Long County Tide were scheduled to duel Charlton yesterday and at Savannah Christian today at 5:30 p.m.