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Anderson two hits Cairo, strikes out 12

Left-hander Marty Anderson struck out 12 and allowed just two hits here Tuesday in pitching the Bainbridge High School Bearcats to a 2-0 victory over the Cairo High School Syrupmakers in their second game of the 2010 Adidas Tri-State Invitational Tournament at the new BHS baseball field.

They defeated the Liberty County, Fla., High School Bulldogs 3-1 Monday night in the tournament’s opening round.

The Bearcats took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday night against the Syrupmakers.

Catcher Drew Kelley ignited the rally with a single. Stephen Lightfoot came on as a courtesy runner for him and stole second. First baseman Parker Heard followed with a single to right center, driving in Lightfoot.

The Bearcats pushed across their final run to go up 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth.

Center fielder Dee Friday led off the Bearcats’ sixth inning with a bunt single down the first-base line. He moved up to second on a throwing error.

Friday went to third on a single to right by Blake Voyles. Voyles was thrown out trying to move up to second. Kelley then doubled to center driving in Friday.

The next batter, left fielder Tyler Hutchins, hit a towering fly to left that fell in when the Syrupmakers left fielder lost the ball in the lights.

Lightfoot, who again came in as a courtesy runner for Kelley, moved up to third. Heard then drew a walk to load the bases. All three runners were stranded.

The Bearcats concluded tournament action Friday, hosting Smith Station, Ala., High School.