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Bryan County softball advances
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Bryan County's Julianne Brown fires a throw to first base from shortstop during the Redskins' 13-1 win over St. Vincent's Academy at home Wednesday. - photo by Ted O'Neil

The Redskins defeated St. Vincent’s Academy 13-1 at home Wednesday in four innings to advance in the Region 2-AA tournament.

Bryan County now travels to Metter for a doubleheader today starting at 4 p.m. in a best-of-three series. The “if necessary” game is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at Metter.

“We knocked them out of the state tournament last year when we were in different regions,” Coach Al Butler said. “So they have some motivation but so do we.”

Bryan County improves to 14-13 on the season after finishing region play at 8-7.

“We’ve got everyone healthy and we’re playing the kind of game we’re capable of,” Butler said.

The Redskins have won five in a row and six of their last seven. They split with Metter during the regular season, beating the Tigers 10-9 at home before losing 11-10 at Metter.

“The second time we played them we had three players out of position because of injury,” Butler said. “That made a difference.”

Bryan County scored six runs in the first inning and six in the third Wednesday sandwiched around a single run in the second inning to enact the mercy rule. The Saints scored their lone run in the second inning on a fielder’s choice after a hit batter, a double and a walk.

Alayna Williams led the Redskins with four RBIs on two hits, while Brianna Campbell added two RBIs on two hits. Shelby Barfield went three-for-three at the plate with an RBI and struck out seven from the mound.

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