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Lady Redskins win two games in tournament
BCHS returns to region play Tuesday at home against MCA
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Brooke Barfield unleashes a pitch to a Bacon County batter. - photo by Photo provided.

The Bryan County High School softball team’s seven-game winning streak came to an end over the weekend in the Brawl in the Fall tournament in Warner Robins.

Bryan County (9-3) won two games and lost three in the two-day tournament hosted by Houston County High School.

The Lady Redskins suffered their first loss of the season, 4-3 to Veterans, in their tournament opener on Friday. Bryan County bounced back to beat Northside 6-2 before falling 4-2 to First Presbyterian Day.

BCHS concluded the tournament by splitting a pair of one-run games, edging Houston County 8-7 and losing 6-5 to Warner Robins.

Head coach Al Butler said the five tournament games “gave us a lot of insight on what we need to work on as a team. They were very competitive games. I loved the intensity level from the girls.”

Layton Harrell drove in 11 runs in the tournament and had six hits, including a pair of home runs. Her seventh-inning homer against Houston County capped the Lady Redskins' comeback from a 5-0 deficit.

Brooke Barfield led Bryan County with 10 hits, including a 4-for-4 game against Veterans and 3-for-4 with a triple against Warner Robins. Shelby Barfield finished with seven hits, including a double, and Alyssa Edwards had a pair of 2-for-3 games.

Regular starting pitcher Brooke Barfield was under the weather, so Butler limited her to starting one game in the circle. That forced sophomore Shelby Barfield into her older sister’s usual role, and she stepped up to pitch four games.

“She did extremely well on such short notice, especially with the heat and humidity,” Butler said of Shelby Barfield.

The Lady Redskins (9-3 overall, 3-0 in Region 2-AA) will return to region play Tuesday, hosting McIntosh County Academy at 4:30 p.m.

BCHS remained undefeated in the region with a 6-2 win at Bacon County on Thursday.

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