The BCHS Redskins traveled to Portal for a game against region opponent the Portal Panthers where they faced a devastating loss.
The Friday night matchup was on the heels of a win against Savannah Country Day School earlier in the week in which the Redskins enjoyed a one run victory. The errors that seemed to plague the Redskins earlier in the season were down considerably and a new more confident team has emerged with a pitching staff that can hold its own against opponents.
But the Redskins would stumble in the face of the Panthers and make the return trip home with a 17-2 loss.
Butler, whose confidence in his team is unwavering, is not letting this one pitfall get the best of him and is looking forward.
"We are going to forget about this game and get ready for next week,"he said. "This has been a long week."
Senior Aaron Dudley recorded BCHS’s only hit of the game and seniors Ricky Myrick and Barry Spencer were the only Redskins to round the bases. Portal’s 15 hits opposed to the Redskins’ single hit would prove to be the winning factor as the ’Skins had only one error in the entire game.
"They hit every pitch we threw, hard, "Butler said of the Portal offense.
The Redskins travel to Mount Vernon tonight to face non-region opponent Montgomery County then return home for a game against region opponent Jenkins County at 6 p.m. Friday night. The BCHS JV team will play at 4p.m.