Bearcat offense struggles to bring in runs against Leon, falls 2-0

Published 5:10 pm Friday, March 9, 2018

Both teams were strong on the mound on Thursday, but Leon was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over Bainbridge on Thursday.

Bainbridge has dropped to 4-5 on the season, and needs a pick-me-up win against a region opponent to get them back in competition in a competitive Region 1-AAAAA field of teams.

Nick Barber started the game for Bainbridge High School Varsity and recorded 17 outs.

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The Bearcats lost despite out-hitting Leon three to two.

One bright spot for Bainbridge was a single by Conner Strickland in the first inning.

Barber took the loss for Bainbridge. He lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out seven.

Michael Conder, Strickland, and Griffin Long all had one hit to lead Bainbridge High School Varsity.

Griffin Long threw a gem on Wednesday for Bainbridge, allowing zero runs and besting Brookwood by a score of 4-0

The Bearcats notched three runs in the seventh inning. Caleb Boutwell and Long each had RBIs in the big inning.

A single by Will Cook in the third inning was a positive for Brookwood.

Long was credited with the victory for Bainbridge. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over seven innings, striking out seven.

Joe Parker took the loss for Brookwood. He lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out six.

Michael Conder went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Bearcats in hits. Bainbridge was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Walt Burrell had the most chances in the field with 11.

Cook led Brookwood with one hit in two at bats.