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Brentwood overcomes 7 errors, tops BA

    Brentwood committed seven fielding errors Thursday against Bulloch Academy at Gator Alley.
    But the Lady Eagle offensive output more than made up for their defensive shortcomings.
    The Lady Eagles pounding out 13 hits, including two triples and a double, to beat Bulloch Academy 10-5 in a key GISA Region 4-AAA contest.
    “They don’t have an easy out in their lineup,” said BA head coach Chandler Dennard. “They start seven seniors.”
    Brooke Hinton, Emily Snider and Candace Story combined for 10 hits as the trio kept BHS undefeated in the region.
    Hinton was 4-for-4 and both Snider and Story were 3-for-4. Earlier in the season, Snider signed a softball scholarship with the Georgia Southern Lady Eagles.
    Brentwood (11-8 overall and 5-0 in region play) scored a single run in the second and then two in the third for a 3-0 advantage.
    The Lady Gators rallied in the bottom of the inning, scoring three on two hits and three BHS errors.
    With two outs, sophomore Page Spence reached on an error and stole second.
    Classmate Ashley Burke bounced a single into center field. Spence raced around third and slide into home while Burke pulled up at second.
    Senior Marianne Peebles also reached on an error. Freshman Kaleigh Sisolak pounded a single to left to score Burke. Peebles came around to score when junior Ashlee Lanier got on base with a little help from the Lady Eagles.
    “When we tied the score at 3-3,” said Dennard, “I thought that if we could hold them in the next inning, we would have a good chance.”
     But Brentwood broke the tie in top of the fourth, touching BA starter Madelyn Vickery for four runs on three hits and two Lady Gator errors to take a 7-3 lead.
    In the bottom of the bottom of the fifth, Bulloch rallied for two runs. The Lady Gators pounded the ball hard, making the BHS defenders mis-play four balls.
    Burke ripped a triple in inning to help BA cut the Lady Eagle lead to 7-5.
    But Brentwood added three more runs in the top of the sixth and the Lady Eagle defense solidified to stop any Lady Gators comeback attempt.
    Bulloch continues region play next week, traveling to Gatewood Tuesday and hosting Edmund Burke Academy Thursday.