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Redskins fall to Claxton in summer play
Redskin baseball players (from left) Chad Klopp, Cameron Lee and Justin Pruitt get together on the mound between innings. - photo by Time Traywick

The Bryan County Redskin baseball team continued their busy schedule of summer league play as they scooted up the road to nearby Claxton to take on the Tigers at Evans County Recreation Complex on June 17.

With summer ball closely drawing to an end, these two familiar foes met once again and the Tigers came out on top 5-0 behind the pitching of incoming freshman Matthew Peale. The young Claxton hurler brought heat most of the night to hold the Redskin bats to only five hits, all of which were singles. Cameron Lee started on the mound for Bryan County and lasted only two innings before teammate Justin Pruitt came on to finish out the contest on the mound.

Claxton scored two runs in the first inning off of a couple of singles followed by a Redskin throwing error that put the Tigers up 2-0 going into the second inning. The Claxton bats continued to be consistent as they pounded out several other hits throughout the game to close out the five-inning game with a score of 5-0.

The Redskins’ five hits came from Garrett Riggleman, Cameron Lee, Kurt Shuman, Chad Klopp and Ben Covington, who ripped his single off the left-centerfield fence.

The Redskins had the bases loaded two times during the contest but failed to push across any runs.

"If we continue to work on our pitching and continue hitting the ball hard like we did tonight and in some of our other games, we will have some success this coming season," Assistant Coach Dan Kauffman said. "It will all depend on how hard the guys work this spring and fall. We need to get in the weight room and get stronger and continue to work with some of the younger guys and improve their development."

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