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Redskins overcome miscues to beat Claxton
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It was more like baseball weather in Pembroke on Tuesday, March 30 when the Claxton Tigers (7-8, 2-5) came to town for a region clash with the Bryan County High baseball boys (3-9, 2-6). Claxton went back home seven innings later with a 10-4 loss tagging along.
 Michael Peel, the Claxton ace pitcher was on the mound and things looked bright for the visiting Tigers as they got the bats going early. The first two batters singled and the next batter walked to put runners on base and a Redskins' error a few hitters later allowed three runs to score before Bryan County ever came to bat.
Starting Bryan County pitcher Cody Crowe helped his own cause in the first inning with an RBI single to score Garrett Riggleman and the 'Skins got the bats rolling in the bottom of the third inning when four out of five batters got hits. That culminated in three more runs, giving Bryan County a 4-3 lead. Claxton tied the game at 4-4 when Peel launched a homerun over the centerfield fence to help his cause, but that would be the only damage done on the scoreboard by the Tigers the remainder of the day.
Bryan County, which finished the day with 13 hits, got two more hits and three more runs in the fifth inning to expand its lead to 7-4 as Crowe continued to get the outs needed to keep the Claxton bats at bay. And as the weather warmed up, so did the Bryan bats.
The Redskinsput together a four-hit 6th inning that put the final three runs across theplate.
Bryan County coach Tony Dragon said the Redskins showed discipline at the plate.  "We cut down on our strikeouts today and put the ball in play and madeClaxton work to get us out and it worked to our benefit today," he said. "We had a lot of baserunners and moved them around well and increased our stolen bases and that was good to see." Crowe pitched six complete innings and had faced just one batter in the seventh when Redskins' reliever, Alex Sapp came in with a runner on first and got a three-upthree-down performance for the save as Crowe earned the win against Peel who pitched 4 2/3 innings.
The Bryan County offense put the ball in play all day long and made things happen as seven different batters produced at least one hit, but the main offensive surge came from Crowe (3-3, RBI, 3 singles, 2 runs), Ben Covington (3-4, RBI, double, 2 singles, 1 run), Shane Dillon (2-4, 2RBI's, 2 singles, 1 run), and Cameron Lee (1-3, 2 RBI's, 2 doubles, 2 runs). Garrett Riggleman crossed homeplate 3 times to lead the Bryan County scorers.
Claxton was led by Brandon Stanfield (3-4), TylerJenkins (2-4) , and Peel ( 1-3 HR).
Bryan County played Liberty County at home on Wednesday, March 31 and traveledto Groves on Thursday. The Redskins will travel to Savannah Christian on Tuesday, April 6 for their next region contest.

Traywick covers Bryan County High School sports.
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