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Tigers win 2 back-to-back
Alton Malpass pitched his first varsity game with a 2 hitter and a Tiger victory in 4 innings over Beach by the run rule. - photo by By Patty Leon / Coastal Courier
The Bradwell Tigers took 2 in a row after defeating McIntosh Academy in a varsity make up game Monday (14-13) and dropping the Beach High Bulldogs in four innings by the run rule Tuesday afternoon (16-1).
Monday’s battle against the Buccaneers was back and forth and neither team relented. The Tigers, however, were hitting strong, giving them the opportunity to score. The Buccaneers stayed close on Tiger errors.
Dustin Belletty started on the mound. Kentrell Hargrove relieved him and Steven Dill got the save. They accumulated 7 strikeouts over the Buccaneers
“We put the ball in play like I was hoping we would do all year,” coach Rhett Hellgren said. “It was exciting to see them put the ball in play. Unfortunately we made 9 errors, which kept them in it.”
The Tigers were back on the field Tuesday afternoon to host Beach.
Whether the Bulldogs decided to take an extra few days off due to Easter or whether the Tigers finally realized they have the stuff to win, it was 4 innings and done as the Tigers blew out the Bulldogs 16-1.
On the mound was Alton Malpass, a freshman brought up from the junior varsity squad, who pitched all 4 innings to get the win.
“It felt pretty good,” Malpass said. “I was not really nervous, I was more proud of the fact that I was pitching in a varsity game and that I pitched a 2-hitter and got a win in a region game.”
“He’s started most of our junior varsity games throughout the year,” Hellgren said. “So I was not surprised at how well he did. He’s a good, young ball player and I was excited for him and the whole team to get a win like that.”
Malpass said he would make the best of every opportunity he is given at the varsity level.
The Tigers, 3-9 overall and 2-1 in 3-AAAAA are scheduled to play three tough road games, all against regional opponents starting with Johnson Friday night followed by Jenkins and Groves before coming back home to play Richmond Hill.
Bradwell showed it could win regional games on the road with a victory over Windsor Forest and the coach said tonight’s game would be a big one.
“We have to beat one of the next 3 teams, especially with Camden being on top, to see where we would stand in the region,” Hellgren said. “To make the playoffs we have to beat all 3 and I hope we beat all 3.”

Tiger vs. Bulldogs stats
Kentrell Hargrove 1 for 1 with a single
Josh Rivers 3 for 4, all singles
Jeff Polk 1 for 4, a single
Dustin Belletty 1 for 2, a single
Steven Dill 2 for 2, a single
Alton Malpass 1 for 4
Ulrick Johns 0 for 1
DeAnte Day 3 for 4
Juwan Hill 0 for 1
Dominic Materne 1 for 1 with a double
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