Bearcat baseball loses 2 of 3 in first round of state

Published 6:17 pm Friday, April 27, 2018

The Bearcats were able to win game two of a three game series against No. 1 AAAAA team Wayne County, but couldn’t pull through in games on and three to advance to the Sweet 16 of the state playoffs.

Bainbridge fell 5-1 on Friday in game three to the Yellow Jackets.

Apart from a run in the first inning, Bainbridge wasn’t able to get its offensive engine going for the rest of the game.

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In game one on Thursday, Bainbridge fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 4-0 loss to Wayne County on Thursday. Wayne County scored on a fielder’s choice by James Maudlin in the first inning and a fielder’s choice in the second inning.

Wayne County opened up scoring in the first inning, when Nick Barber induced Maudlin to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored.

A single by Griffin Long in the fourth inning was a positive for Bainbridge.

J.T. Crosby was the winning pitcher for Wayne County. He surrendered zero runs on two hits over six innings, striking out eight. Ford Townsend threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Barber took the loss for the Bearcats. He allowed five hits and four runs over six innings, striking out four.

Long and Will Kelley each collected one hit to lead Bainbridge.

David Moseley went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Wayne County in hits.

Bainbridge snagged a late lead in game two and defeated Wayne County 4-1. The game was tied at one with Bainbridge batting in the bottom of the fifth when an error scored one run for Bainbridge.

Dalton Harrell was credited with the victory for the Bearcats. He lasted seven innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out two and walking one.

Jasper Dubberly took the loss for Wayne County. He lasted five and a third innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out four.

Ivan Velasquez, Harrell, Conner Strickland, Nick Barber, Caleb Boutwell, and Will Kelley each collected one hit to lead Bainbridge.