Bearcat baseball puts together seven wins in a row to close the season

Published 4:44 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Three more wins were marked down in the Bearcat baseball team’s record book as they beat Cairo back-to-back last Friday and took down Early County 11-1 Monday.

The games put Bainbridge on a six-game win streak that will hopefully hold up for one more game against Madison (Florida) before the state playoffs.

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The Bearcats won 7-2 and 11-5 against the Syrupmakers.

Will Kelley threw for five innings, striking out four batters and allowing two runs. He earned the win for the Bearcats. Walt Burrell closed the last two innings with a couple strikeouts and not hits.

Cairo lead early in the first inning with a run scored on a sac fly and added another run to the board in the third, but then went cold at the plate.

Bainbridge took the lead with three runs in the third inning. Conner Strickland doubled, driving in two runs, and Griffin Long singled, driving in one run.

The Bearcats scored another three runs in the fourth inning. The inning was driven by a triple by Keith Lyle and a single.

The Bearcats racked up eight hits throughout the game. Cairo had four.

Bainbridge didn’t let up momentum as they rolled into the second game with big bats. The Bearcats scored in every inning to win, stifling a Cairo rally in the sixth inning.

Nick Barber started on the mound and went four innings, striking out 10 batters and allowing just one run. Dalton Harrell went two-third an inning, allowing one run. Walt Burrell closed the night with five strikeouts and, three runs.

Bainbridge Bearcats took the lead for good with one run in the second inning. In the second Griffin Long hit a single to drive in a run.

Carson Inlow blasted a three-run homer in the fifth innings to make the score 9-1.

Bainbridge Bearcats had 12 hits in the game. Caleb Boutwell, Long, Wiggins, and Inlow each collected multiple hits for Bainbridge Bearcats. Boutwell led Bainbridge Bearcats with three hits in three at bats.

Monday, Bainbridge run-ruled the Bobcats in five innings. The Bearcats scored six in the second inning, one in the third and four in the fifth to close out the game. They racked up 13 hits against Early County.

The Bearcats’ final game of the regular season is Thursday at Madison (Florida) before starting in the state playoffs.

The Bearcats are expected to play Star’s Mill in the first round.