Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren has said repeatedly fewer errors and walks would lead to wins. On Tuesday the Tigers edged out a 1-0 win after committing only one error against the Wildcats of Camden County, giving Bradwell another region win.
The Tigers improve to 3-2 in region 3-AAAAA and are 4-10 overall as they host Windsor Forest tonight for another region game at 5 p.m.
Tiger DeAnte Day pitched Tuesday night in Kingsland, allowing only 4 Wildcats hits, 2 of which were in the bottom of the 7th inning.
The lone Tiger run came from Steven Dill who made first base on a Wildcat throwing error. Tiger Ulrick John advanced Dill to second. Josh Driggers hit the ball to third, where the fielder looked Dill back to second before throwing to first. But it was a wild throw and Dill ran for third and home.
"I was really surprised that Steven was able to score because they really did not chase the ball down like they should have," Hellgren said.
He added Day kept the batters in check by tossing the curve ball and knuckler.
"He only gave up three walks and one of those was turned into a very nice double play by Steven who had 4 to 3 unassisted double plays," the coach said. "This has got to be the best win for me at Bradwell. I’ve been here three years and that has to be the best defensive game that we have played in those three years."
The coach said his squad committed only one defensive error.
"The outcome was fantastic," Hellgren said. "We need to be able to do this every day and I hope this shows them that they are more than capable of playing with any team in the region or state."
Steven Dill hit a single, DeAnte Day hit two singles, Josh Rivers hit a single and Josh Driggers hit a double.