Despite losing a doubleheader at Metter 11-8 and 6-3 Friday that eliminated his team from the Class AA state tournament, Bryan County baseball Coach Jason Roundtree has plenty to be happy about.
The Redskins finish the season at 17-9, their best record in 21 years, and made the state tournament for the first time in nine years.
With the score tied at 3-3 in the fourth inning of the first game Metter scored five runs to seal the game. Roundtree said Bryan County could not convert on a squeeze bunt attempt in the fifth inning, the first such occurrence in 18 attempts this season.
Metter won game two in the seventh inning, breaking a 3-3 tie on a two-run double with two outs.
The Redskins, who were ranked in the top 10 in Class AA on two different occasions this season, return six starters and their top four pitchers next year.