After losing the first game in a best-of-three series at Metter 8-1 Thursday, the Redskins came from down 7-0 in game two to win 11-10 Thursday night, then carried that momentum into Friday with a 9-7 win.
Bryan County travels to Vidalia for a doubleheader Monday in the next round of the Region 2-AA tournament, with an “if necessary” game Tuesday. The Indians are 26-0 on the season and beat Bryan County 13-0 and 12-1 so far this year.
“The girls refused to give up,” Coach Al Butler said of Thursday’s comeback win. “I told them let’s get one run, then we’ll think about another one. Let’s focus on one pitch at a time and get something positive and it will snowball.”
Bryan County is now 16-14 on the season, having lost some close games along the way due to injuries. The Redskins won five in a row to end the season and have won seven of their last eight.
“This has been a season filled with injuries,” Butler said. “But a lot of girls have gotten a lot of playing time because of it. That has really helped us as we hit this point in the season because now we have several girls who are ready with game experience.”