The Charlton County baseball team split a pair of games last week and also had a pair of game rained out as their record improved to 3-2 on the year.
Opening the week at home on Tuesday against Wilcox County, the Tribe found themselves in a 4-0 deficit heading into the bottom of the third inning.
Charlton would get a two-out double from Sean Russell and an RBI single from Connor Nelson to finally crack the scoring column.
However, Wilcox would get that run back in the fourth inning, and remained 5-1 until the Indians came to bat in the sixth inning.
Nelson was hit by a pitch to start the inning and Keyshawn Hobbs reached on an error. A walk to Shacario Bailey loaded the bases and back to back groundouts by Colby Bryant and Najee Smith cut the lead to 5-3 to remain within striking distance heading to the seventh.
But a two-out error by the Indians opened the flood gates, as Wilcox would go on to score six times to take an 11-3 lead. Charlton got an RBI single by Russell in the seventh, but would fall by an 11-4 score.
After games on Thursday and Friday were rained out, the Tribe headed to Hinesville on Saturday to face Bradwell Institute. The Indians would start off fast scoring eight runs in the first two innings.
In the first, the Tribe scored on an error before Nelson doubled home two more runners. Bryant’s triple drove home Nelson for a 4-0 lead. Bailey’s sacrifice fly scored another Indian run before Gant Geiger doubled and ended up circling the bases on an error to make it 6-0. Trent Gray was hit by a pitch, stole second, and came home on a single by Trey Cribb for the seventh Indian run of the inning.
Charlton added another run in the second inning on back-to-back doubles by Russell and Nelson. Bradwell would score single runs in the third and fourth innings and the score remained 8-2 until the seventh inning.
Nelson and Bryant led off the seventh with walks and Bailey’s fly ball was misplayed scoring one run. Bryant scored on a wild pitch before Geiger’s sacrifice fly scored Bailey to make the final score 11-2.