Bainbridge run-rules Early Co. 15-1 in five innings

Published 6:03 pm Friday, February 17, 2017

Clark Wiggins threw a no-hitter Thursday night as the Bearcats brought in 15 runs in five-innings to beat Early County. Bainbridge won 15-1.

Wiggins pitched all five innings, striking out nine batters and allowing no earned runs. A Bobcat reached third after a series of errors and scored in the bottom of the fifth.

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“Clark gave us a great start on the mound and our offense didn’t waste it,” Coach Brian McCorkle said.

Bainbridge (1-1) suffered a tough 5-1 loss to Lee County to start the season Monday, but bounced back quickly to handle business against the Bobcats.

Bainbridge grabbed an early lead, scoring on a double by Noah Bryant and a single by Conner Strickland in the first inning.

Bainbridge Bearcats added another five runs to the board in the second inning thanks to a single by Carson Inlow, a stolen base by Keith Lyle and a stolen base by Bryant.

Tate Norman took the loss for Early County. He tossed one inning, giving up four runs, three hits and striking out two.

Bainbridge Bearcats had nine hits in the game. Inlow and Bryant each collected multiple hits for Bainbridge. Bryant and Inlow each drove in three runs to lead Bainbridge Bearcats.

I thought we played well,” McCorkle said. “We still got some defensive miscues to clean up.”

Bainbridge traveled to play Chatahoochee Friday and returns home for a game against Murray County on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

The Bearcats travel to Crisp County on Tuesday before starting their Region 1-AAAAA schedule at home against Veterans at 5:30 p.m.