Lady Cats play well in Blakely

Published 6:18 pm Monday, June 13, 2011

Coach Eugene Singletary’s Bainbridge High School varsity and junior varsity Lady Cats softball teams split six games last Tuesday and Thursday in the Early County High School varsity and junior varsity Invitational Tournament in Blakely.

The Lady Cats varsity opened Tuesday play with a 2-1 loss to the Early County High School Lady Bobcats.

The Lady Cats had the bases loaded with no outs and a three and two count on batter Jocelyn Beard when the game was called in the sixth inning due to a time limit.

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Lindsey Griner opened the inning with a double, and moved up to third on a single by Kristen Bennett. Avis Jackson then walked to load the bases bringing up Beard.

The Bearcats pushed across their run in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. It was scored by Laura Griner, who reached on a successful sacrifice attempt and came in on a fielder’s choice.

The Lady Bobcats scored single runs in the third and fifth innings.

Also on Tuesday, the Baconton Charter School junior varsity team edged the Lady Cats junior varsity team 7-5.

The Bearcats had two-run rallies in the second and third and pushed their fifth run across in the fourth.

In the third, Maegan Harrison tripled and scored, and Brooke Bates doubled and scored.

In Tuesday’s second varsity game, the Lady Cats edged the Randolph Southern School Lady Patriots from Shellman 5-4.

Laura Griner scored the winning run in the sixth inning. She singled, moved up on a fielder’s choice and came in on a one-out single by Bennett.

In the opening game on Thursday, the junior varsity Lady Cats defeated the Early County High School junior varsity Lady Bobcats 12-2.

The Lady Cats took command early, scoring three runs in the first inning. Jordan Graham and Bates drew consecutive walks to open the inning and came around to score.

The second game on Thursday featured the varsity Lady Cats defeating the varsity Lady Bobcats 8-4.

They put the game away with a five-run, sixth-inning rally. Big blow in the inning was a two-run single by pitcher Caitlyn Dunlap.

In Thursday’s final day of the tournament, the varsity Lady Cats were edged by the varsity Lady Bobcats 8-6.

The Lady Cats had two-run rallies in the first, second and sixth innings. Pitcher Caitlin Cato tripled to ignite the first-inning rally and singled to ignite the sixth-inning rally.