Eighth grade beats down Green Wave
Published 10:17 pm Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Bainbridge eighth grade baseball team improved their record to 8-5-1 Friday with a 16-2 home victory over Dawson’s Terrell County High School Green Wave.
The game was stopped after four innings due to a rule stating if a team is ahead by at least 12 runs after four they are declared the victor. They were up by nine, 11-4, entering the bottom of the fourth.
The Green Wave took a brief 1-0 lead in the top of the first, scoring on a single, a pair of singles and a fielder’s choice.
The Bearcats went ahead to stay when they rallied for two runs in the bottom of the second. Pitcher Tripp Alford drew a walk to open the Bearcats. Catcher John Kirkus followed with a single, moving Alford around to third. Alford came in on a wild pitch to tie it up 1-1.
The big scoring inning for the Bearcats was the bottom of the fourth, where they scored 13 to put the game away. They entered the inning with a 3-2 lead. Alford opened the inning with a double, moved up to third on a fielder’s choice and came in on a wild pitch to make it 4-2.
Third baseman Brad Mitchell followed with a walk and then stole second. He moved up to third on a wild pitch and came in on an RBI single by center fielder Aaron Spivie to make it 5-2. Spivie stole second and Right came in on an RBI single by right fielder Daniel Yearta to make it 5-2.
Yearta stole second and third and came around to score the sixth run. Other key blows in the final frame were an RBI single by Nick Barber and an RBI single by catcher Kirkus.
After the game, Bearcats coach Flint King said he thought his team played well in all phases of the game.
“We pitched well, hit well and ran the bases well,” he said. “We also played solid defense.
“We played a lot of our younger players and they came through with good efforts. The team is improving from game to game and that is very important.”