They say big cats don’t like water, but the Bradwell Tigers took to the surf like pros Tuesday, wiping out region rival Beach High School in 4 innings with a 20-5 victory.
The Tigers were in scoring position in the bottom of the first inning, but were thrown out twice at third while trying to steal home.
Going into the bottom of the second tied at 1, the Tigers had two players walk home, which put them up 3-1.
Bradwell’s defense cashed in on a double play and pitcher Alton Malpass struck out a Beach batter for a quick three and out at the top of the third.
Tiger Trivon Williams made it to first and Jacob Dill hit one to the Bulldogs shortstop, who was able to convert his own double play. Tiger Zach Hawkins popped up a fly ball, allowing Beach to put a quick end to the inning.
In the top of the fourth, the Bulldogs loaded the bases and Malpass walked in a runner. Malpass struck out the next two batters but walked the next Bulldog to tie the score at 3. Another Bulldog hit a double, giving Beach a 5-3 lead going into the bottom of the fourth.
However, the Tigers were not ready to give up and Stephen Dill brought in Josh Rivers on a hit. Josh Driggers hit Dill in to tie the game at 5. Trivon Williams hit a triple, bringing in runners to go up 7-5. The Tigers scored three more runs off hits and walks before getting their first out.
With one out, the Tigers added 13 runs off the Bulldogs’ walks and errors to end the game 20-5 in the bottom of the fourth.
The Tigers are 2-1 in region 3-AAAAA and 3-8 overall.
They lost 12-2 to Brunswick on Wednesday and were scheduled to play in Savannah against Johnson at 5:30 p.m. today.
The Courier will bring you the results of that game as they become available.