Bryant, Kelley, Lyle named to Georgia Dugout Club Top 100

Published 4:52 pm Friday, June 17, 2016

Bainbridge Bearcats Noah Bryant, Will Kelley and Keith Lyle were chosen to be on Georgia Dugout Club’s Top 100 roster.

The three Bearcats and 97 other players around Georgia will meet in Atlanta later this month for the Georgia Underclassman Top 100 Finals. There they will be split into eight teams and compete in front of college and professional scouts.

Bryant, a rising senior, averaged .308 at the plate last season, scoring four runs, slamming out 24 hits and driving in 20 RBIs.

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“I am honored to have been selected to the Top 100 by the Georgia Dugout Club,” Bryant said. “I am looking forward to playing in the game next Sunday. I am proud to be representing the Bainbridge High School Bearcats with my fellow team members Will Kelley and Keith Lyle, even though we are on different team.”

Kelley’s team is scheduled to play Lyle’s team Saturday, June 25, while Bryant will be competing on Sunday, June 26.

Kelley, a rising senior, averaged .330 at the plate last season, racking up 29 hits, 23 runs and 29 RBIs. He also slammed out a home run in the playoffs.

“It’s a really big accomplishment for us,” Kelley said. “I’ve been working all my life to be the best I can be. It’s a big deal for our school to have multiple players representing Bainbridge.”

During his junior season, Lyle led the team at the plate with a .477 batting average, scoring 36 runs and getting 42 hits over 88 at bats. He had two home runs.

“I feel fortunate to make it with such a talented group of players and I am honored to be one of the players representing Bainbridge in such a great event,” Lyle said.

Bainbridge baseball coach Brian McCorkle was also proud of the work the players put in to get to this point.

“It’s a great honor for those kids to get to go and participate in an event with other kids that are good players,” McCorkle said. “From a Bearcat standpoint, we are awfully proud of these kids, and it just shows the work they put in over the years.”

The games will be played at Georgia Gwinett College in Lawrenceville.