Lady Cats light up Watermelon Invitational with perfect weekend

Published 5:07 pm Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Bainbridge softball team went four for four at the Watermelon Invitational this past weekend and are 6-0 overall.

The Lady Cats first faced off against Appling County out of Baxley, Georgia.

The team started off strong, with Abbey Gardner scoring in the first inning after grounding out. Appling County refused to let BHS take the lead, and scored their own run at the bottom of the first.

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The Lady Cats remained strong and pulled away for good in the third inning. Mckynleigh Harrell hit a double, scoring one run, Halle Cannon hit a double and scored a run and Makayla Hamilton hit a single, allowing for one more run.

Cannon also hit a home run in the fifth inning, bringing the score to 6-3.

Gardner was credited with the win. She allowed six hits and three runs over five and a third innings, striking out four and walking one.

Addison Enfinger helped Gardner out and made the last two outs for the team.

Number 21 took the loss for Appling County, allowing six runs on nine hits in six innings. She struck out two and walked one.

Desirae Beachem and Cannon lead the Lady Cats in hits, each collecting two.

After their win against Appling County, the Lady Cats defeated Tift County in a no-hitter.

Lexie Delbrey pitched an amazing game and lead the team to a 5-0 victory. She allowed zero hits and zero runs, striking out 15.

Mabry Grace Briggs doubled on 2-1 and scored a run in the first inning. Cannon scored another home run in this game.

Number 14 took the loss for Tift County, surrendering five runs on nine hits over six innings. She struck out two and walked one.

Saturday, the Lady Cats played Bleckley County, where they took home a 7-2 victory.

Harrell blew away the competition in the first inning, when she tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs. Harrell and Hamilton each managed two hits, leading the Lady Cats to victory.

Delbrey earned the win for the team, surrendering two runs on three hits over six innings. She struck out 16.

Number 11 took the loss for Bleckley County. She went three innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out two.

The final game of the invitational was a straight shut out for the Lady Cats, when they won 16-0 against Taylor County.

The team secured their victory in the fourth inning, when they scored 10 runs. Harrell, Gardner, Alaina Cox, Kayleigh Brinson and Thyra Jackson all drove in runs.

Gardner took the win for the team, surrendering zero runs on three hits in over four innings, striking out four and walking one.

Number nine took the loss for Taylor County. She lasted one and one-third innings, allowing six hits and five runs, while walking zero.

Coach Christopher Bryant said the team had an absolute blast at the invitational.

“Nothing is as exciting as watching a group come together to win games!” he said. “These girls are going into every game fully prepared to do whatever it takes to win.”