Six Bearcat players named to All-Region team

Published 5:47 pm Friday, April 28, 2017

Three Bainbridge baseball players were honored on the first team All-Region list and another three made it on the second team.

Catcher Noah Bryant, shortstop Keith Lyle and outfielder Carson Inlow, all seniors, are on the first team and infielder Will Kelley, pitcher Nick Barber and utility player Griffin Long were named second team.

“With good play comes individual awards,” Coach Brian McCorkle said. “I’m happy for our team because the more individual awards you win the better our team is. All six of them worked hard and certainly deserve all the accolades they get.”

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Noah Bryant, who signed a scholarship to play at North Georgia University earlier this year, has the second highest batting average on the team at .404. He was 45-of-102 throughout the regular season with 31 runs scored and 23 RBIs. He also had a home run.

He had a .966 fielding percentage with 146 total chances and 122 put outs.

Keith Lyle batted .300 during the regular season, going 30-for-100 with 27 runs scored and 20 RBIs. He had two home runs.

His fielding percentage was .888, with 116 total changes and 39 put outs. He also had 64 assists.

Lyle signed a scholarship to play baseball at Tallahassee Community College next year.

Carson Inlow led the team at the plate going 45-of-102 with 31 runs scored and 23 RBIs. His fielding percentage is .963 with 27 total changes and 26 put outs.

All three first team players started all 29 games this season.

Junior Will Kelley started at third base and is in the pitching rotation for the Bearcats. He had 10 appearances on the hill, winning six games and losing two with a 3.19 ERA.

His fielding percentage is .847 with 59 total changes and 16 put outs, along with 34 assists. At the plate he had a .297 average, going 27-of-105 with 15 runs scored and 32 RBIs. He also had two home runs.

Nick Barber, a sophomore, batted .189, going 7-of-37 with four runs and 6 RBIs. His ERA was 2.29 on the mound, winning two games and losing three. He had 14 appearances.

Griffin Long was .295 at the plate, going 26-of-88 with 16 hits and 18 RBIs. His fielding percentage was .963 with 109 total changes and 77 put outs.

The Bearcats placed fourth in Region 1-AAAAA and played Starr’s Mill Friday night for the first round of the State Playoffs.