BA beats Bowling Green on senior night 3-2

Published 9:41 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017

On senior night, the Lady Cougars honored their three seniors before the game as they hosted Bowling Green Tuesday.

It took the Lady Cougars seven innings, but they hung on late to take down Bowling Green by a final score of 3-2.

Bowling Green struck first in their inning on a double to deep left field before the Lady Cougars recorded the final out. The Lady Cougars tied the game in bottom of the first on an RBI single into shallow left by Abeni Fuller. Brookhaven Academy added to its lead in the bottom of the second inning on an RBI double by Kailyn Jordan to make 2-1 Lady Cougars.

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Bowling Green tied the game up at 2-2 in the top of the third on an RBI single. Bowling Green threatened to score more in the third by loading the bases, but the Lady Cougar defense got out of the inning.

Both defenses kept the game tied the rest of the way. Still tied at 2-2, the game went to the seventh inning. Pitcher Madi Smith of Brookhaven Academy got the outs in the seventh by forcing ground balls and letting her defense make the plays to end the seventh.

Errors hurt Bowling Green in the bottom of the seventh, as back-to-back errors put runners on second and third. Madison Moak was the hero for the Lady Cougars, as her single brought in the winning score, giving the Lady Cougars the 3-2 victory in their final regular season game.

Brookhaven Academy ends the regular season with a 13-13-2 overall record heading into the South State tournament Saturday.