SYLVANIA - After a shaky first inning, Screven County bounced back to pile on the runs and secure a 10-3 victory over Statesboro Wednesday night in Sylvania.
The Metter Lady Tigers (6-0) got another win with a 5-0 sweep against Johnson County.
Daniel Griffin had a hand in a pair of huge wins for Screven County on the baseball diamond this week.
Two weeks ago, the Screven County No. 1 doubles duo of Kelsey Forehand and Sydnee Weaver became the winningest tandem in school history with their victory over Southeast Bulloch on March 23.
On Tuesday, Portal traveled to Millen for a pair of games against Jenkins County. The junior varsity won 8-2 and the varsity won 17-5 in six innings.
SYLVANIA - Three times, Screven County came roaring back from behind. The Gamecocks dug themselves a two-run hole in the bottom of the ninth, but had enough left in the tank to pull out a 14-13 win over Swainsboro Tuesday night in Sylvania.
The BA Gators traveled to St.Simons Friday to take on the Fredrica Knights in Region 2-AA Varsity Baseball and came away with a 15-5 victory. The chink in the Knight's armor turned out to be their young pitching staff, and BA capitalized by sounding off with their bats, amassing 14 hits for the day. Veteran Junior pitcher Walker Blitch picked up his third win of the year by going five innings before the game was run-ruled in the sixth. Win Lee closed out the game with a scoreless sixth inning, earning the save.
Effingham County was held in check for four innings, but some costly errors and timely hitting allowed the Rebels to get past Statesboro by a count of 5-3 Saturday afternoon at Mill Creek Regional Park.
John Eddie Hodges pitched six innings of one-hit ball and the Blue Devil offense came alive in the late innings as Statesboro cruised past Brunswick by a score of 6-1 Friday evening at Mill Creek Regional Park.
The Metter Lady Tigers (4-0) remained undefeated on the season with a win over Tattnall County.
PORTAL – It was a pitcher's duel for four innings, but a nine-run explosion in the fifth inning powered Savannah Christian past Portal by a final count of 14-2 Thursday evening at Coleman Field.
Bulloch Academy's girls scored an outrageous 231 points to walk away with the victory in a six-team track meet at Gator Alley Wednesday.
Crystal Dowell has the Southeast Bulloch girls soccer team right in the thick of the region race.
Portal's Chase Sheffield had himself a day at the Southeast Bulloch track meet Tuesday afternoon in Brooklet.
It was a pretty ending to an ugly night.
The Bulloch Academy varsity softball team will do its part to bring an end to a horribly devastating disease by hosting the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking Out Alzheimer's" softball tournament on July 30-31.
Barbara Conner, the backbone of Bulloch Academy for nearly 30 years, was recently inducted to the Georgia Independent School Association Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
BROOKLET - No matter the strategy of any football team, it's pretty likely that the team's head coach will preach special teams as one of the most important factors for success.
With Friday night's Fourth of July celebrations fresh in the minds of local residents, it's hard to believe that in just 50 days the midair explosions of fireworks will be replaced with the pad-crunching hard hits of Statesboro High football.
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