BHS baseball falls to TCC 11-1 as playoff race heats up

Published 6:12 pm Friday, April 8, 2016

The Bainbridge Bearcats rotated in five different pitchers Thursday night against Thomas County Central, and the Yellow Jackets hit the ball just right to win 11-1 in six innings at Thomasville.

The score was 1-0 until the bottom of the fourth, when TCC put three runs on the board. They finished up with seven runs over the last two innings.

“It kind of got away a little there toward the end,” head coach Brian McCorkle said. “The score wasn’t indicative of the competition and the level we played, though.”

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McCorkle said the Bearcats began a tough three-game stretch against TCC Thursday, continuing with Monroe on Friday and against Worth next Monday.

“We wanted to keep our (pitchers) fresh,” McCorkle said. “Credit to them, they hit the ball well.”

Noah Bryant started on the mound for 3 1/3 innings, striking out four and recording three earned runs. Cayden McQuaig finished the fourth inning, allowing one hit. Nick Barber pitched for an inning, allowing one run.

Lawson Lane took the hill in the fifth inning, allowing five earned runs. Russell Wheeler allowed another earned run in the sixth.

Jonathan Robinson got the win for the Yellow Jackets. He got recorded three strikeouts, got nine hits and allowed one run in the sixth.

Thomas County Central ‘s Doug Smith, Hayes Roach and Bryce Clanton combined for four hits and four RBIs.

Thomas County Central built upon its lead with three runs in the fourth. The inning looked promising, as Keyton Smith singled, plating Stone Stephenson to kick things off. A single from Bryce Clanton plated Smith.

The lone run of the game for Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity crossed the plate in the sixth inning on an RBI single by Bryant.

TCC answered Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity’s top inning with six runs of its own in the sixth. The Yellow Jackets scored on an RBI single by Kaleb Carter, a two-run single by Smith, a two-run single by Smith, an RBI double by Parker Roach, a sacrifice fly by Stephenson, an RBI single by Smith, and an RBI single by Smith.