COASTAL COURIER (Hinesville, Ga.) LOCALSPORTS Game day Who… When… Where On TV Today MLB: • Phillies at Braves, 1:30 p.m. (TBS) and (FSN) • Cubs at Brewers, 2 p.m. (WGN) NBA: • Bulls at Magic, 1 p.m. (ABC) • Celtics at Heat, 3:30 p.m. (ABC) PGA: • The Masters, final round, 2 p.m. (CBS) College baseball: • Auburn at Kentucky, 1 p.m. (CSS) • Washington at Oregon, 4 p.m. (CSS) Monday NBA: • Heat at Hawks, 7 p.m. (SPOSO) MLB: • Rays at Red Sox, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday MLB: • Marlins at Braves, 7 p.m. (FSN) College baseball: • Georgia at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. (CSS) Local sports Monday High school baseball: • BI Tigers at Brunswick, 5:30 p.m. • Liberty Panthers host Tattnall County, 5:30 p.m. SUNDAY, april 10, 2011 • 1B www.coastalcourier.com Good week for Bradwell Tigers run the table, starting with MCA By Patty Leon [email protected] The Bradwell Institute baseball team won back-to-back-toback victories at away games this week. The wins improve the Tigers to 12-4 overall and 10-1 in Region 3-AAAAA. According to ga. prepcountry.com, BI holds a narrow lead over Camden and Jenkins. On Wednesday, the diamond Tigers beat McIntosh County Academy 10-7 in Darien. Bradwell pitcher Garrett McCorkle threw five innings for the win. McCorkle walked four, struck out four and gave up five hits and seven runs. Chris Rafferty threw 1-1/3 innings and gave up four hits and a walk before Jacob Dill came in to pitch the rest of the way and earn the save. Bradwell hitters had 13 hits against MCA pitching. Leonard Felton had two singles and a double. Eric Wells, Mitch Rogers and Alton Malpass singled. Jacob Dill singled and drove in two runs. Garrett McCorkle had two hits and two RBIs. Josh Driggers had a pair of hits and Adam Corwin had two hits and an RBI. On Thursday the Tigers routed Savannah High 21-4 in three innings. Rafferty went the distance for BI, walking two and striking out Patty Leon Bradwell’s Eric Wells had a good week and so did the Tigers. Wells had seven base hits in three games and the Tigers won all three contests to stay on top in Region 3-AAAAA. four. The Tigers scored their 21 runs off 11 hits and 12 walks. Wells led the team with three singles, a triple and four RBIs. Malpass had a hit and an RBI. McCorkle and Snieder had two hits. Dill and Driggers singled and Mitch Rogers drove in a run. Rounding out the Tigers’ road swing Friday was a visit to Garden City where they took on Islands High and earned a comeback 11-9 win. Wells went 3-for4 to lead BI hitters while Dill got the save. Bradwell faces Camden on Wednesday in Hinesville in a battle among region contenders, but the Tigers also have to travel to Brunswick on Monday and play host to Windsor Forest on Tuesday “We still need be ready to play each and every game,” Bradwell coach Rhett Hellgren said. “We have a good chance of winning this region but we have to stay focused and play up to our standards.” Tuesday High school baseball: • BI Tigers host Windsor Forest, 5 p.m. • LCHS at Ware County, 6 p.m. Wednesday High school baseball: • BI Tigers host Camden for ‘Pink Day,’ all fans are encouraged to wear pink for the 4:30 game. Sports briefs Tigers to host “Pink Day” All Bradwell Institute baseball fans are encouraged to come out on April 13 for the Tigers’ home game against Region 3-AAAAA rival Camden County. The Tigers will host “Pink Day” and ask that all fans where pink to commemorate and honor breast cancer awareness. Tickets are available at the gate and are $5. Turkey shoot today at Post 321 East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 will host its second monthly Turkey Shoot at 2 p.m. today at the Dorchester Civic Center off Islands Hwy in Midway. Soft drinks, water, hot dogs and burgers will be available. Last month’s Turkey Shoot was deemed a huge success by participants. For more information call Jeff Bowen at (912) 610-9314 or AJ Schmitt at 884-2730. AAU players sought The Hinesville Lady Hawks girls’ AAU basketball team is seeking players ages 9-14. The organization is geared to players of all levels and no child will be turned away. The team also is seeking volunteer coaches and sponsors for its upcoming season. The initial cost to join the team is $105, which will cover the cost of the uniform and registration into the AAU basketball league. For more information, call coach Harvey Harris at 3219150 or 570-1176. You also can visit the girls at the Fort Stewart MWR yard sale April 16. Maternik nabs another Eagles have big shoes to fill at CB postseason honor By Matt Yogus [email protected] Staff report [email protected] Bradwell Institute’s Lady Tiger senior basketball player Mariah Maternik was named to the Georgia Sportswriters Association all-state basketball team as an honorable mention selection, the GSWA announced Thursday. Maternik averaged 17 points per game while helping the Lady Tigers to a 29-1 record. She scored 374 points to lead Region 3-AAAAA and was 16 of 43 from beyond the 3-point line. Maternik finished third in the region in treys. Maternik also was 16th in rebounds with 89, sixth in steals with 45 and first in assists with 70. The Lady Tigers went 16-0 in the region and spent much the second half of the season ranked highly in various top 10 polls. John Wood The girls made it to the second round of the state High scoring senior Mariah Maternik was named to the playoffs before losing Georgia Sportswriters Association all-state team as an honorable mention. 50-25 to McEachern. Panthers fall 10-0 to No. 1 Wayne County By Paul Newberry Associated Press National Writer Top-ranked Wayne County held on to the top spot in Region 2A-AAAA and Liberty County High School dropped to 1-7 in the region after the Yellow Jackets beat the Panthers 10-0 in five innings Friday in Jesup. Panther freshman Jake Lee started on the mound and tossed 2-1/3 innings, giving up four runs. Brandon Whitmore came in to finish the third and fourth innings and allowed two runs. He was pulled in the fifth inning and Richard Lovelady finished on the mound giving up the last four runs. Cameron Harris had the Panthers’ only hit. Liberty County is 4-10 overall and will travel to Ware County on Tuesday for another region game. Carson Hill was arguably the most — if not only — consistent thing about the Georgia Southern Eagles between 2006 and 2010. The former cornerback is also probably the biggest name not returning to the Eagles in 2011. Opposite Hill last season was Laron Scott, who put his name into GSU record books as a junior, setting or tying school records in interceptions (6), kick returns (44) and kick return yards (1,161). He isn’t on the practice field either, sitting out spring camp with an injury. Playing with the ones this spring are cornerbacks Lavelle Westbrooks and Hudson Presume, who each have very different stories so far in their GSU careers. Presume, a rising senior, has been battling injuries his whole career. His 2009 season came to an end on the road at Appalachian State, and a preseason injury in 2010 kept him on the sidelines as a junior. “He was hurt for so much of last year, and we just didn’t know if he’d get healthy enough to ever play again,” said GSU coach Jeff Monken. “To his credit, he’s really worked. He looks a lot better, and he’s improving. You’re rusty when you don’t play, and he’s knocking some of the rust off.” That’s done and over with,” Presume added about the injuries. “Now I’m back with my teammates. It’s a great feeling, to tell you the truth. I’m working hard and the guys are working hard.” Hill spent much of the 2010 season battling injuries as well, so Westbrooks, then a true freshman, ended up starting eight games and picking up 32 tackles and a pair of interceptions in the process. “He’s a ton ahead. A ton ahead,” said Monken about the progress made by Westbrooks last season. “He pre- See EAGLES / page 2B Pierce hands Blue Tide another loss By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier Correspondent The Long County High School baseball team endured a fifth straight loss Friday, falling 10-0 in five innings to visiting Pierce County. Shawn Mills started on the mound for the Blue Tide and didn’t allow a hit in the inning, but the Bears capitalized on four Long County errors in the inning to go up 3-0. The Bears took advantage of a pair of hits and two more errors in the second inning to go up 7-0. Long County coach Brian Thomas pulled Mills in the third inning and brought in Jacob Turner, but the Bears tacked on two more hits and Long County made another error to help extend Pierce County’s lead to 8-0. In the bottom of the third, the Blue Tide loaded the bases on two hit batters and a single from Mike Riddle Long County High School pitcher Jonathan Flynn saw action in relief on Friday for the Blue Tide. Austin Middleton, but Long County couldn’t score. Turner was hit by a line drive in the top of the fourth. Senior Jonathan Flynn took the mound and shut down the Bears until the fifth, when Pierce added two runs. Long County managed two hits and had nine errors. The Blue Tide are 5-13 overall and 1-9 in 2-AA. They face No. 7-ranked Toombs County on Tuesday in Lyons at 5:45 p.m.
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