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Briarwood Academy pitcher Branson Beggs hurls a pitch to the plate in the Bucs’ win over Glascock County.

With coaches this week still waiting to hear if the postponed season will resume or be cancelled, Briarwood Academy entered the shutdown following a win last week over Glascock County.

The Bucs hosted the Glascock County Panthers last Wednesday, March 11, and posted an early lead that held strong for a 10-3 win.

Glascock opened with one run in the top of the first inning, but the Bucs produced five in the bottom half of the inning. That 5-1 lead set the stage for the Bucs’ win.

“I was just glad to see we were swinging the bat and had the mind set that we wanted to hit the ball,” said Briarwood Head Coach D.J. Shelnutt. “If we’re going to score runs, we’ve got to swing the bat.”

In the top of the second, Glascock put two across the plate, however, that was the end of the Panthers’ scoring on the day. The Bucs were able to add two runs in the fourth inning, one in the fifth, and one in the sixth.

Beggs and Barrett Johnson led the hitting for the Bucs as each went 2-for-3 at the plate. Daxton Kent, Landon Kent, Jacob Petrie, Crawford Thigpen, and Jacob Hackenberry each were 2-for-4 against Glascock.

Shelnutt praised Briarwood’s winning pitcher, but also gave credit to the other Bucs in the field.

“I thought Branson Beggs did really good putting it across the plate and at least giving us a chance to make the plays in the field,” Shelnutt said. “I think our field did step up and back him up really well.”

Tuesday, Shelnutt said the season initially has been suspended until April 13. But, he said there may be a decision coming to cancel the season since some GISA teams have already cancelled the remainder of the regular academic year and have moved to online learning.

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