The Bryan County baseball team won its 20th game of the season in dramatic fashion Tuesday night, 6-5 over Vidalia. It marks the first time since 1983 that the Redskins won that many games.
After the Indians took a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh inning, Brian Meyer and Jon Dowd walked to start the bottom of the seventh for Bryan County. Cam Smith’s sacrifice bunt moved Meyer and Dowd to third base and second base, respectively, and Landon Thompson’s one-out double scored Meyer and Dowd for the victory.
The Redskins are 20-9 overall, and Coach Jason Roundtree calls them the best team he’s had in his four years at the helm. They also play in the toughest region in their class, which saw three teams reach the Final Four last year.
“If we were in AAA or another AA region, we’d win it,” Roundtree said. “These guys are giving it their all.”
Bryan County is now 5-8 in Region 2-AA and is at Vidalia Friday night to close out the season. Even with a win, the Redskins will not be able to crack the top four in the region to advance to the playoffs. The team lost four region games by one run.
Richmond Hill, meanwhile, saw five different players collect RBIs in a 12-0 win against Bradwell at home Monday. Tyler Harrison knocked in three runs, while Brandon Becker, Jackson Finley and Rick Mitchell had two each.
Finley struck out nine and gave up one hit on the mound. He is 6-2 on the season with a 0.29 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 48 innings. Mitchell leads the Wildcats with a .392 batting average, while Finley and Cameron Gilkey each have 14 RBIs.
Richmond Hill, 17-9 overall and 4-6 in Region 2-AAAAAA, plays at Bradwell tonight at 6 p.m., then hosts the Tigers at 6 p.m. Friday. The region tournament begins next week, where the Wildcats will be the No. 4 seed.