The Bryan County High School Redskin varsity baseball team hit the road last Friday night for a crucial Region 3-A showdown with the Jenkins County Eagles.
Needing to pick up a victory in order to stay alive in the region, the Redskins fell short again as they went down 5-2 at the hands of the Eagles.
The Skins walked onto the field with a sense of momentum as they had just came off of a recent 11-7 come-from-behind victory over Wheeler that ended a 10 game losing streak. Also in the back of their minds may have been an early season 9-6 win over the Eagles at home. Coach Al Butler and the boys saw their Region hopes fade away as the Eagles saw victory.
Several Redskin players scattered hits throughout the contest, but as with most of the season, errors eventually took their toll as the Redskins saw their record fall to 6-17. The 9-11 Eagles were celebrating Senior Day and were also holding their breath for a Region berth before coming away with a much needed victory over the young, non-senior laden Redskins.
Despite many recent losses, Coach Butler has a positive outlook for the immediate future of the program.
"We just came up a little short in this game - just as we have all season, and some timely errors came back to haunt us," he said. "I am proud of the effort and intensity I have seen in our last few games, even though we may still be on the losing end when the game is over. Many of our younger players are getting to see action and gaining varsity experience that will prove bountiful in the next few seasons as we mature and develop into a competitive team."
The Redskins finished the regular season in Claxton on Tuesday. Their season finale will be at home on May 1 against Savannah Country Day.