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Tigers fall to Wildcats in 3-game series
Rebound Saturday at New Hampstead
Tiger baseball coach Jeff Polk gives his team a pep talk between innings in last Wednesdays home game against Richmond Hill.

Richmond Hill took the three-game Region 3-AAAAA baseball series against Bradwell Institute in Region 3-AAAAA last week with its 13-8 win Friday in Richmond Hill.

The Tigers rebounded Saturday by beating New Hampstead 11-7 in a non-region game in Pooler.

On Saturday, BI scored twice in the first inning, but the Phoenix scored five runs in the bottom of the frame to take a 5-2 lead going into the second inning.

The Tigers came back with two runs in the second and one run each in the third and fourth to tie the game at 6-6. The Phoenix added a run for a 7-6 lead, but Bradwell drove in four runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh to clinch the victory.

BI’s Evan Crystal was 4 for 4 with three RBIs. DJ Jefferson and Stephen Felton each went 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Ryan Desbiens was 1 for 3 with one RBI, and Darrius Tilghman had an RBI.

Darrell Hawkins pitched the first three innings for Bradwell, giving up on five runs on six hits, walking three and striking out four. Jefferson allowed two runs and a walk in two innings. Desbiens closed the game with four strikeouts and no hits in two innings.

On Friday, the Tigers trailed 11-3 before scoring five runs in the sixth inning with five runs. But the Wildcats scored two more runs off a triple.

Jefferson had four RBIs in the loss.

Last Wednesday in Hinesville, the Wildcats won 8-2, keyed by four runs lead in the first inning. In the sixth inning, Chris Bell and Felton scored to cut BI’s deficit in half. But the Wildcats scored four insurance runs in the top of the seventh.

Desbiens was 3 for 3 with a double with one RBI.

Felton pitched the first three innings, walking eight, striking out four and giving up four runs. Desbiens pitched 3 2/3 innings, striking out three batters and walking two. He allowed three runs in the seventh inning. Bell pitched one-third of the final inning and recorded two walks and one strikeout.

Last Monday in Richmond Hill, the Wildcats beat the Tigers 8-4.

Bradwell is 6-11 overall and 0-9 in region play. They host Effingham County at 6 tonight in the first game of a three-game region series.

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