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March 26, 2014

Brookwood eyes rebound after dropping region opener

THOMASVILLE —

Brookwood will look to score its first region win of the season on Thursday after dropping  the GISA 3-AAA opener to Southland on Monday.

Though the Warriors fell, 9-2, coach Ken Johnson indicated the score wasn’t a reliable indicator.

Peyton Latmore was “untouchable” from the mound in the first three innings – striking out six of the first seven batters – before walking three of the next four and allowing six runs in the fourth.

“The balls they hit from then on were just out of reach for our guys,” Johnson said of his defense. “They scored seven runs from the guys we walked. When you do that, then the base hits become more and more costly.”

“It was just one of those things where you look up, and before you know it, you’re down 6-0.”

The Warriors got on the board with a two-run homerun from Scott Saunders in the fifth, but it was the only time they’d cross the plate. Southland (2-2, 1-1) padded a pair in the fifth and another in the sixth to walk away with the win.

“We didnt’ hit the ball well and gave up opportunities,” said Johnson, whose team had just three hits and struck out 12 times on Monday. “Before we went over there, I thought we were hitting it pretty well.”

Brookwood (6-2, 0-1) will look to score its first region win in Thursday’s road tilt at Deerfield-Windsor. The match-up will feature teams that faced each other five times last year, including a three-game series in the state playoffs in favor of Deerfield, which fell in the title series.

Deerfield graduated eight seniors from last season, though Johnson said he expects another tight tilt based on its JV squad from a year ago.

“It’s always going to be a good baseball game between these two teams,” Johnson said. “The fans enjoy it. I think it’ll be a fun game to watch.”

Johnson will send to the mound Jordan Bradshaw, who pitched in three of the five meetings between these two in 2013.

Bradshaw has been Johnson’s No. 1 ace this season with five appearances.

First pitch in Thursday’s tilt is slated for 6:30 p.m.

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