The Bainbridge High School varsity baseball team lost its regular season home opener against Leon High School of Tallahassee by a score of 9-3.
The game was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. in Bainbridge but was moved up to 4 p.m., because of the threat of rain, which ended up not being a factor.
Both teams scored one run in the first inning, then the Leon Lions pulled ahead with 3 runs in the 5th.
Leon broke the game open by scoring 5 runs in the 6th. The Bearcats responded with 2 runs of their own in the 6th, but it was not enough to close the margin against the out-of-state opponent.
Keith Lyle Jr. had two hits for Bainbridge. Ty Varnum pitched 4 innings for BHS and Anderson Bailey pitched two innings in relief.
Bearcat Invitational to be played this week
Bainbridge High School’s varsity baseball team will be back in action later this week as they host the Bearcat Invitational at the BHS Diamonds.
The Bearcats will play Adairsville (Ga.) at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Bainbridge will play Robert F. Munroe (Fla.) at 6 p.m. That game will be broadcast live on WBGE 101.9 FM.
Other BHS baseball dates include the freshmen Bearcats traveling to play Pelham on Thursday afternoon; and the BHS JV will play Lincolnton (Ga.) on Saturday at the Bearcat Diamonds.