Summer baseball in full swing

Published 6:08 pm Friday, June 10, 2016

The Bainbridge High School summer baseball team returned to the field this week with six games in a three-day period. They started the week with a doubleheader at home with games against Seminole County and Early County.

The Bearcats won both of those game 8-1 as they continue to develop their young players for the future.

The Bearcats then hit the road Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday they traveled to Brookwood for two games. Bainbridge lost the first game 4-3, then came back with a 2-1 victory in the second.

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On Thursday they traveled to Thomasville for games against Lowndes High and Leon County High. The Bearcats fell to Lowndes 14-1 and Leon 8-0 in the doubleheader.

“We’ve got a chance to see a lot of young guys this summer,” head coach Brian McCorkle said. “See them pitch and play defense. See them do a lot of really good things.”

According to McCorkle the goal of the summer season is to see which of the young guys will be able to contribute during the high school regular season.

“Pitching is the big thing,” he said. “We throw a lot of guys during the summer to see who can throw strikes. Our number one thing is to see who can throw strikes consistently.”

Through two weeks of summer ball, McCorkle said that there have been a couple of young outfielders that have real stood out to him.

The team returns to the field on Tuesday when they travel to Chiles High School in Tallahassee for a doubleheader against the Timeberwolves.


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