After a few days off to enjoy spring break, the Bryan County Redskins traveled to Brooklet Thursday afternoon to play Southeast Bulloch in a non- region matchup.
Ricky Myrick took the mound for the Skins with Andrew Cook as catcher. Myrick pitched all seven innings and gave up only two earned runs while striking out six batters to take the Redskins to a 9-2 win.
The previous match up of the two teams left Bryan County down 7-11, so this was retribution. Bryan County’s numerous errors and an inability to slow down the SEB bats led to the earlier loss. This meeting would be a completely different with the Redskins firmly in control of the game. And with the BCHS defense making only one error, the Jackets were unable to achieve their earlier success.
"The boys had a lot of fun out there today," said head coach Al Butler. "We had to stop looking at the game as a whole and break it down into the individual innings. Just do what you have to do to win that inning and, if you win enough innings, you win the game. It takes a lot of pressure off of the guys when you look at it in those terms."
Redskin catcher Andrew Cook was certainly on his game this night as he shut down four attempts to steal second base by SEB runners. Bryan County batters were finding their marks as well and racked up nine hits during the game. Aaron Dudley led the Skins in hits going 3 for 3 with a double and 3 RBIs. Dudley also crossed the plate to score three Redskin runs. Ricky Myrick went 2 for 5 with 2 RBIs. Kurt Shuman went 1 for 4. Justin Covington went 1 for 2 with 2 walks. Bryce Mingledorf went 1 for 3. Donnie Miles went 1 for 3 and preformed a beautiful squeeze play with the bases loaded that would score two Bryan County runs.
The Redskins have only six regular game left in their regular season. They travel to Twin City Friday night to play Emmanuel County Institute and the back to Savannah on Tuesday to face Savannah Country Day. Friday, April 20 will be the next home game for the Skins as Portal comes to Pembroke for their second match up.