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Two baseball Bearcats sign to lead

BAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Bearcats pitcher Marty Anderson signs a baseball scholarship with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) as his coaches and family observe. From left, seated; his sister Olivia Anderson, his mother Patrica Anderson, Anderson and his father Dan Anderson, back; Bearcats coach Scott Miller, left, and Stallions coach Steve Janousek.

BAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Bearcats pitcher Marty Anderson signs a baseball scholarship with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) as his coaches and family observe. From left, seated; his sister Olivia Anderson, his mother Patrica Anderson, Anderson and his father Dan Anderson, back; Bearcats coach Scott Miller, left, and Stallions coach Steve Janousek.

Two Bainbridge High School Bearcats senior left handed pitchers, Marty Anderson and Thomas Timmons, signed documents Friday morning that will allow them to be leaders for a baseball team and their country.

As their families, coaches, teammates and friends looked on at a signing party in the hospitality room above the Bainbridge High School Gymnasium, Anderson signed a baseball scholarship with Tifton’s Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC)  Stallions and Timmons signed up to enter the United States Marine Corps.

Coach Miller and Bainbridge High School principal Tommie Howell both congratulated and praised Anderson and Timmons for their commitments.

“Marty and Thomas are both fine young men and fine baseball players,” Miller said. “Marty will be honoring us with his college baseball accomplishments and Thomas will be honoring us with his military service to the country.”

BAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Bearcats pitcher Thomas Timmons signs to enter the United States Marine Corps as his coach family and friends observe. From left, seated; Bearcats coach Scott Miller, Timmons and United States Marine Corps Sergeant and recruiter Donald McMurtrie, back; Timmons’ grandparents, Nancy and Thomas Josey, his girlfriend Ansley Phillips, his mother, Tammy Beaty and his step-father Chris Beaty.

BAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Bearcats pitcher Thomas Timmons signs to enter the United States Marine Corps as his coach family and friends observe. From left, seated; Bearcats coach Scott Miller, Timmons and United States Marine Corps Sergeant and recruiter Donald McMurtrie, back; Timmons’ grandparents, Nancy and Thomas Josey, his girlfriend Ansley Phillips, his mother, Tammy Beaty and his step-father Chris Beaty.

“While Marty and Thomas have chosen to take different future paths, they are both strong student athletes and will make us proud,” added Howell. “We wish them the very best.”

The Stallions’ Coach Janousek said he thought Anderson would have a chance to come in and play right away.

“As a former left-handed pitcher myself, I like what Marty brings us,” he said.

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