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Tigers drop 3 on diamond
Tiger Wes Brooks had an RBI in the first game of the doubleheader Monday against Statesboro. - photo by Patty Leon

Bradwell Institute is in the midst of the region 3-AAAAA season. But the Tigers dropped three games in the past five days.

Friday, Bradwell was in Guyton, where the South Effingham Mustangs took an 11-1 win in five innings. It was the third straight loss to the Mustangs in a week. Monday, BI hosted Statesboro for a doubleheader. They lost 12-9 and 19-2.
In Friday’s game, the Tigers mustered only two hits. Bradwell also committed two errors.

Tiger Evan Crystal took the loss, pitching 2 innings, walking six and striking out four. Brennan Long pitched the last 1 innings, getting a strikeout.

During game one Monday, Statesboro had a 12-1 lead into the seventh inning when Bradwell surged, scoring six runs on a hit batsman, two bases-loaded walks, a two-run double by Roberto Rivera and an RBI single by Quindarius Watkins.

Steven Harris led in batting, going 2 for 2 with a home run and 3 RBIs. Crystal was 1 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Wes Brooks also had an RBI.
Kai Ash started on the mound, pitching three innings, walking seven, striking out four and giving up eight earned runs. Harris pitched the remainder of the game, walking three and tossing five strikeouts.

The second game was tied 2-2 in the top of the fourth inning. But the Blue Devils went on a hitting spree, driving in 12 runs on two doubles, an error, four singles and a groundout. Statesboro had 13 hits with14 RBIs.

For the Tigers, Long had a two-run single. Statesboro added five more runs in the fifth inning to close the game early.

Crystal pitched 3 innings, walking five and striking out four. Long pitched the remainder of the game, walking two and getting one strikeout.
The doubleheader was a last minute schedule change.

Bradwell was to play Statesboro again today on the Blue Devils’ home turf, but the game was moved up because of the chance of bad weather.
The Tigers have a 3-7 overall mark and 0-5 Region 3-AAAAA record.

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