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Tigers split; FPCA wins
Evan Crystal hit a two-run home run in Bradwell Institutes 8-6 win over Charlton County on Saturday at home. - photo by Courier file photo

The Bradwell Institute baseball team split its recent games.
The Tigers held off Charlton County on Saturday to win 8-6 at home in a non-region game, but dropped an 8-4 decision Monday at Richmond Hill in the first of three games this week between the Region 3-AAAAA foes. 

Against the Indians, the Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, added a run in the third and then exploded for three more runs in the fifth, primarily off Evan Crystal’s two-run homer.
Darrius Tilghman was 1 for 1 with two RBIs, and D.J. Jefferson was 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Bradwell scored its eight runs off seven hits and committed two errors.
Bradwell pitcher Chris Bell pitched three innings, tossed three strikeouts and gave up one walk and three earned runs. Relief pitcher Ryan Desbiens tossed 3 innings with two strikeouts, three walks and three runs. Crystal pitched of an inning with two strikeouts and a walk.
On Monday, Richmond Hill jumped to a 6-2 lead in the bottom of the second inning. The Wildcats added two runs in the fifth. The Tigers scored two runs in the top of the final inning, but the Wildcat defense finished the game.
Jefferson and Crystal each went 2 for 4 with one RBI. Desbiens and Darrell Hawkins had an RBI apiece. Crystal was on the mound for 4 innings, walking six and allowing eight earned runs with two strikeouts. Tilghman pitched 1 innings, walking three and earning one strikeout.
Going into Tuesday, the Tigers were 5-9 overall and 0-7 in region play.
The Tigers are scheduled to host Richmond Hill at 6 p.m. today.

First Presbyterian Christian Academy beat Robert Toombs Christian Academy 4-2 Monday in Lyons. The Highlanders improved to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in Region 2-AA.
FPCA coach Ryan Harmon said Jared Wells earned the win, pitching a complete-game two-hitter. He added that Kyle Hill and Luis Laboy were the big hitters in the game and that his defense played spectacular.
The Highlanders are scheduled to host David Emanuel at 4:30 p.m. today and Coastal Home School at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at St. James Field in Holmestown.

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