Although the Tigers suffered a one-run loss against Richmond Hill in Tuesday’s non-region game, Bradwell’s impressive, six-inning 16-6 victory over Groves on Wednesday bumped the Hinesville team’s Region 3-AAAAA record to 3-1.
According to Tiger baseball coach Rhett Hellgren, Eran Hodge pitched a good game against the Wildcats on Tuesday night.
Richmond Hill has only one loss this season, and Hellgren said his squad displayed intensity and concentration — the two things the coach said his players need most as they battle for a region playoff spot.
Against the Rebels, Tiger hurler Jacob Dill pitched a complete game and got the win, the coach said.
"This is what I have been looking for from our players all season," Hellgren said. "We played with heart and a real desire to get the job done. This game was closer than the score indicated and I am very happy with the end result."
The Tigers have a big game tonight against Jenkins. The winner will slip into the region’s No. 2 spot.
"We need to be ready to play and come out and have a mistake-free game," the coach said. "If we can put the ball in play and play up to our potential, I look for a very good game. This is what we have worked for all year. If we can play the same way as we have, we will have a good chance to make our mark in our region."