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Savannah Christian blanks Redskins
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Bryan County High School southpaw Nick Rud gets some time in on the mound against SCPS. - photo by Photo by Tim Traywick
After two straight rainouts, the Bryan County High baseball team finally caught a break in the weather on Monday and played a makeup game against familiar region foe Savannah Christian.
The weather was the only break the Redskins would see as Savannah Christian produced an 11-0 shutout win in five innings behind the 3-hit pitching of Lawson German. The ‘Skins didn’t fare any better Tuesday as they were defeated by Jenkins County
Cody Crowe, who pitched two innings, started on the mound for Bryan County but quickly found himself in trouble. Crowe walked the first two Raider batters and, with ducks on the pond, the Savannah Christian lineup took advantage of the early baserunners by pounding out 5 hits that culminated into 7 first inning runs. Lawson started out his winning pitching with two 3-up, 3-down innings to keep the Bryan County bats in check for the remainder of the game.
The only offensive moments came in the bottom of the third inning when Nick Rud and Zach Shinall legged out back to back infield hits with two outs on the scoreboard, but German got a third out pop up to end the inning without any other Redskin threat.  
The fourth inning saw the Raider bats rip off four more hits and push across four more runs to add to their lead. The only other hit for Bryan County came in the bottom of the fourth inning when Ryan Poythress lined a single to right centerfield. Alex Sapp and Nick Rud finished out the contest on the hill for Bryan County when Sapp came on in relief in the top of the third and Rud closed out the fifth inning.  Bryan County pitchers gave up seven walks and the team committed six errors in the field’
“We are just making too many mistakes,” BCHS Coach Tony Dragon said. “We are making errors in the field and on the basepath and they are on things that we have worked on in practice, but those mistakes continue to hurt us in the game.”
The following day, Bryan County was back in region play as they traveled to Millen to take on another hot hitting team, Jenkins County. The ‘Skins came back to Pembroke with an 11-2 loss.
“Jenkins County just out hit us,” Coach Dragon said. “We got seven hits, but we could not put a string of hits together to produce any runs.”
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