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Tigers silence the Bulldogs bark with 24-2 win
Lock in fourth place for playoffs
Josh Rivers and the rest of the Bradwell Tigers hit their way to a victory in their first match against Beach earlier this season. They gave a repeat performance Tuesday night as they beat the Bulldogs 24-2. - photo by By Patty Leon / Coastal Courier
The Bradwell Tigers (6-15 overall, 6-4 region) traveled to Savannah Tuesday night to take on the Beach Bulldogs. By swinging the bat and locking up the defense the Tigers quickly crushed the Bulldogs 24-2.
The victory locked the Tigers into fourth place in 3-AAAAA.
“We are in regardless whether we win or lose against Jenkins and Groves,” Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren said. “But we would have to defeat both of them if we want to slide up to third place.”
Either way the Tigers will have to travel for the playoffs. The advantage of trying to slide up to third would mean they play a second seeded team instead of a first seeded team.
“It’s a good day at Bradwell High,” the coach said. “It’s the first time in a long time we made the playoffs and our last two region games against Jenkins and Groves are at home. But we can’t be satisfied with just making it into the playoffs, we have to be ready to play and try an move up to third place.”
As it stands now the Tigers may play Valdosta in the first round but with three games left in the regular season things may change.
“I’m excited about it,” Hellgren said. “I still think we are not up to our full potential, but I knew we would be all right for the region.”
The coach was hoping to get the bats rolling as they were scheduled to play Pierce County in a non-region game last night. They play at 5 p.m. tonight against Jenkins at home.
“The more you play baseball the better you get and we need to play these next games as if every point matters so we can keep on improving and be ready for the first round,” Hellgren said.
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