Cairo edges Bearcats, 2-1

Published 6:02 pm Friday, March 9, 2012

The Cairo High School Syrupmakers scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning late Tuesday at Cairo’s Jackie Robinson Field to pull out a 2-1 victory over the Bainbridge High School  Bearcats.

The winning run was scored by first baseman Connor Butler who was hit by a pitch, and doubled home by catcher Chase Funderburk.

The Syrupmakers  took an early 1-0 lead when right fielder Alex Baxter reached on an error and came around to score.

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The Bearcats tied it up 1-1 in the top of the sixth. Centerfielder Tate Lambert was hit by a pitch and came in on a double by right fielder Michael Faircloth.