Bearcats stop losing streak with win over Monroe

Published 7:47 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Bainbridge High School baseball team started off the season 9-0, but they hit a rough spot last week as they went 0-3 with losses to Leon County, Westover and Thomas County Central.

They then rebounded with a victory over Monroe on Monday.

The Bearcats (10-3, 4-2) received a strong performance on the mound from sophomore Ty Varnum against TCC. He pitched a complete game while allowing two runs on five hits and a walk. He also struck out three batters.

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“Our pitcher pitched a heck of a game,” Head Coach Brian McCorkel said. “We played good defense behind him. They got a couple more timely hits than we did.”

The BHS bats were cold all night long as they mustered only two hits in the 2-0 loss. Caleb Boutwell led off the game with a single to right field and then the Bearcats didn’t record another hit until Will Kelley singled to center field with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

TCC scored a run in the second and another in the third to come away with the victory.

The Bearcats were able to able to snap their three game losing streak on Monday with an extra inning 12-7 victory over Monroe. The teams battled back in forth in the game as they traded the lead seven times.

The Bearcats scored a run in the top of the first to take an early lead, but Monroe answered in the bottom on the second.

BHS then retook the lead in the top the third before Monroe broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the fourth.

The Bearcats proved to be up to the challenge though as they scored five runs in the top of fifth as Kelley, Noah Bryant and Russell Wheeler drove in runs.

Monroe answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning and they added a tying run in the bottom of the seven to send the game to extras.

BHS ended the game in eight innings as they scored five runs in the top half of the inning thanks in part to two Monroe errors in the inning.

BHS returns to the field on Wednesday when they host Worth County at Bainbridge Diamonds. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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