Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity built a five-run lead in the fourth inning and then held off Thomas County Central’s charge for an 8-6 victory on Tuesday. Thomas County Central scored four runs in the failed comeback on a double by Griffin Taylor in the fifth, a single by Hayes Batwick in the fifth, and a home run by Adam Lane in the sixth.
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base.
Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity collected eight hits and Thomas County Central had 11.
Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity fired up the offense in the first inning, when Will Beckham’s sac fly scored one run for Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity.
After Thomas County Central scored one run in the top of the sixth, Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity answered with one of their own. Thomas County Central scored when Lane hit a solo homer. Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity then answered when Quayde Hawkins hit a solo homer.
Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning. In the third Colton Harrell singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs and Reid Harvey’s wild pitch allowed one run to score for Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity.
Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity notched three runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was thanks to singles by Ryals Burch and Beckham and a fielder’s choice by Nolan Barr.
Thomas County Central scored three runs in the fifth inning. The offensive firepower by Thomas County Central was led by Taylor and Batwick, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Dewey Brock got the win for Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity. The ace lasted five innings, allowing 11 hits and six runs while striking out four and walking one. Barr threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Barr recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity.
Harvey was on the hill for Thomas County Central. The bulldog went three innings, allowing seven runs on five hits and striking out five. Lane threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity launched one home run on the day. Hawkins had a long ball in the sixth inning.
Hawkins led Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity with two hits in three at bats. Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Harrell had the most chances in the field with eight.
Thomas County Central scattered 11 hits in the game. Harvey, Will Carson, Lane, and Taylor all collected multiple hits for Thomas County Central.