Bradwell Institute claimed a 6-4 win over Long County in baseball action Saturday in Ludowici.
The Blue Tide jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but the Tigers came back in the top of the third inning to tie the game. In the fifth and sixth innings, Long County put up two more runs to go back on top, 4-2.
However, the Tigers were just a little too much for the Blue Tide as Bradwell scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Long County head coach Tyler Rogers said that he attributed the loss to his team making too many mental mistakes and giving up too many walks. But even though he was disappointed with the defeat, he was pleased with his team’s offensive production.
“We continued to play well on offense. We just have to hit it better in key spots,” he said.
Long County had three pitchers see action on Saturday, with Brian Lester getting the start and Clay Strickland and Ryan McGowan pitching relief. Lester went 2 innings allowing two hits, four walks and two runs while striking out three batters. Strickland went 3 innings allowing one hit, two walks and no runs and striking out one batter. McGowan, who took the loss, went the final inning, striking one batter and allowing two hits, four walks and four runs.
Christian Hall batted 2-for-3 for Long County, while Lester was 2-for-4.
Bradwell Institute improved its record to 2-0, while Long County fell to 1-2.
Long County was scheduled to host Claxton on Tuesday; results for that game were not available.
Bradwell Institute is off until Friday when the Tigers host Liberty County (2-1) at 4 p.m. According to Tiger coach Jeff Polk, every Friday home game will be Military Appreciation night. Anyone with a military ID will receive free admission to these games.
At 5:55 p.m. today, the Blue Tide are scheduled to play at Brunswick (2-1).