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Redskins still looking for consistency
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The Bryan County High school varsity baseball team is still looking for consistency in their play and in putting wins in the scorebook.
After a solid 10-4 region 3A-A win over Claxton on March 30, the Redskins lost a close one the next day to 3-AAA Liberty County as they fell 5-3.
Their third game in a row found Bryan County visiting Groves High 3-AAAAA on Thursday, April 1, but the Bryan County boys would not be fooled on this day as they handed Groves an 11-1 loss and put their fifth win of the season in the books.
 On Tuesday, April 8, the Redskins’ (5-11, 2-7) hauled their baseball bags down I-16 to take on the Savannah Christian Raiders (9-7, 8-1) in a crucial region 3A-A game as they fight to keep their playoff hopes in sight. Knowing the importance of winning their last four region games, Bryan County started strong against the Raiders, but eventually found themselves staring at an 18-8, five inning loss when they boarded the bus back to Pembroke.
 Bryan County scored a run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Cameron Lee, but left the bases loaded without pushing any more runs across the plate. Savannah Christian answered back offensively in the bottom of the first inning with three runs for a 3-1 lead. The top half of the second was even better for Bryan County as the Redskins scored four more runs, first from a three-run homer by Lee, scoring Sherrod Carter and Alex Sapp, and later from a double off the bat of Shane Dillon, who scored Cody Crowe. That put the pressure back on Savannah Christian, now down 5-3.
 When the Raiders came to the plate in the bottom of the second, starting Bryan County pitcher Crowe found himself struggling to get any outs as all nine batters he faced reached base.
Coach Tony Dragon went to his bullpen and called upon Sapp to come in and see if he could calm the storm, but Sapp found himself in the same dilemma as he gave up five hits and one hit batsman before ever recording the first out.
When the dust had cleared, 15 of the 18 Savannah Christian batters that came to the plate in that inning had reached base and 14 runs had been etched in the scorebook and the game ended at 18-8 with the Redskins wondering what had happened.
Leading the Raiders’ offensive surge was winning pitcher Doug Mawer (4-4, 3 RBI’s), Cooper Lemond (3-4, 4 RBI’s), and Tyler Oglesby (2-3, Grand Slam, 2B). Bryan County got production from Lee (2-3, HR, 5 RBI’s), Garrett Riggleman (2-4, 2B), and Dillon (2-3, 2B, RBI).
 Remaining Bryan County games in regular season are Tuesday, April 13 at Calvary. Friday, April 16 at home against Portal, and Wednesday, April 21 at SEB.
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