BRIDGMAN — Bridgman's baseball team managed to fend off just about every offensive threat from Brandywine in Tuesday's Division 3 pre-district matchup at Bridgman, but a string of timely hits helped the Bobcats secure an opening-round victory.

The No. 17-rated Bobcats topped No. 18 Bridgman, 3-1, using a big fifth inning to regain the lead after falling behind early on.