Bearcats fall to Madison 3-2

Published 5:27 pm Friday, April 21, 2017

The Bearcats dropped a close 3-2 game against Madison (Florida) Thursday to close the regular season.

Nick Barber pitched for five innings and Dalton Harrell closed for Bainbridge.

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Bainbridge’s runs were scored by Carson Inlow and Clark Wiggins.

“They were awfully athletic and well-coached,” Coach Brian McCorkle said. “They made the plays and the pitcher threw strikes.”

The loss snaps a seven-game win streak for the Bearcats, but McCorkle was positive about how his guys were playing.

“We are playing our best ball and hitting our stride a little bit,” McCorkle said. “We look forward to the challenge.”

Bainbridge’s first round opponent will be Star’s Mill next Friday, April 28. Each playoff series is designed as a doubleheader on Friday, followed by game three on Saturday if needed.

The Panthers are 24-4 and 18-0 in Region 3-AAAAA, claiming first place in front of McIntosh (12-5).

“They are awfully excited about the opportunity to play such a quality opponent,” McCorkle said about his players. “They know it is tough, but they look forward to the challenge.”