In the world of sports nowadays, there are very few ‘gimme’ wins because it seems any team can be beat on any given day. The Bryan County High baseball team was looking to play this philosophy and get a win over state powerhouse Montgomery County April 16 in Pembroke. The young and struggling Redskin team suited up in hopes that this would be their day, but the 15-3 Eagles continued their winning ways as they slammed their way to an 18-3 walloping of Bryan County.
Eagle Darien Brantley picked up his fourth pitching win of the season versus Redskin freshman hurler Garrett Riggleman.
"This is definitely the best baseball team we have faced in two years," Coach Al Butler said. "They can hit the ball as good as any team I have seen in a while and we felt the blunt of it today."
Bryan County, a team who is struggling at the plate and in scoring runs, found themselves trading swings with an Eagle team that has already scored 198 runs this season. Montgomery County took no prisoners as they pounded out 17 hits, four of which were homeruns, on their way to the 18-3 win.
Bryan County put the ball in play most of the game as they only struck out twice, but they could only muster up three hits. That was highlighted by Kurt Shuman who drove a two-run homer over the left centerfield fence in the fifth inning. Justin Covington and Garrett Riggleman each hit a single.
Bryan County played host to the Portal Panthers Friday night in a region matchup in Pembroke. They are slated to face Long County today at 11 a.m. Look for the results in Wednesday’s paper.