Bearcats split final summer home games

Published 8:01 pm Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Bainbridge High School Bearcats summer league baseball team completed their home season with a doubleheader split with the Lee County High Trojans summer league team Monday at the Bearcat Diamond.

The Trojans won the opener 5-2 and the Bearcats bounced back to take the second game 13-1. The  second game was stopped after three innings under the rule that if a team is a head by 12 runs after three innings, they are declared the winner.

In the opener, Bearcats designated hitter Carson Inlow singled in the bottom of the seventh to drive in their second run.

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The Bearcats took control of the second game early. Catcher Will Kelley’s double to left-center in the bottom of the first sparked a two-run rally, which put them up 2-0.  A three-run third inning rally increased the advantage to 5-0.  A bunt single by Kelley kept the inning alive. They led 6-1 after four.

Designated hitter Nick Barber’s RBI double was the key blow in a Bearcats seven-run third-inning rally that sealed the victory.

The Bearcats will conclude their regular season Thursday when they travel to Tallahassee for a doubleheader with the Leon High School Lions summer league team. They will be participating in the Rutherford High School Summer League Tournament Friday and Saturday in Panama City, Florida.

After Monday’s regular season ending play against the Trojans Bearcats head coach Brian McCorkle said he thought his team made progress this summer.

“We still have some things to work on but overall we executed things pretty well,” McCorkle said. “We hit pretty well but we need to work on being more selective. We are swinging on some pitches out of the strike zone. We will work hard to get that problem straightened out.”