Bearcats beat Rebels twice

Published 7:14 pm Friday, June 24, 2011

THE BAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL Bearcats summer varsity baseball team gets together prior to two big victories over the Coosa Valley Academy Rebels from Harpersville, Ala., at this week’s Bearcats Summerball Wood Bat Tournament. From the left, kneeling, are Blake Voyles, Trey Suber, Tate Lambert, Matt Burke, Cole Granato and Codie Long; standing, Jordan Cox, Gunnar Griffin, Jake Goodson, Jackson Jones, Trevor Watts, Michael Faircloth and Rion Murrah.

Coach Scott Miller’s Bainbridge High School Bearcats summer varsity baseball team beat the Coosa Valley Academy Rebels from Harpersville, Ala., twice this week.

The victories came in the Bearcats Summerball Wood Bat Tournament at Bearcat Field.

The winning pitcher in a 7-0 Wednesday shutout was left-hander Tate Lambert, who hurled the first six innings. Right-hander Rion Murrah hurled the seventh.

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Thursday’s final day of tournament action featured the Bearcats defeating Coosa Valley 6-1. The game was called in the top of the sixth inning due to lightning. The winning pitcher was left-hander Jake Goodson.

Among those coming up with big hits and key defensive plays in the games for the Bearcats were Blake Voyles, Gunnar Griffin, Jordan Cox, Michael Faircloth and Trevor Watts.

Also contributing to the two big wins over Coosa Valley were Matt Burke, Cole Granato, Codie Long, Trey Suber, and Jackson Jones.

Coach Miller said he thought his team got a lot of valuable experience in the tournament.