Varsity Bearcats sweep home double-header against Dougherty

The Bainbridge High School Bearcats were seeing double on Monday after winning both games of a double-header against Dougherty High School by a score of 10-0.

The first game lasted just four innings and the second game lasted just five.

This past Saturday, Bainbridge lost to Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, 10-0. After Monday’s wins, the Bearcats now have two wins, four losses and one tie on the season.

The varsity Bearcats’ next game is Friday against region opponent Crisp County in Cordele, at 6 p.m.

First Game – Bainbridge 10, Dougherty 0

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BNRD 0 6 0 4 10 12 0

A six-run explosion in the second inning carried Bainbridge to a 10-0 win in five innings over Dougherty at the Bearcat Diamonds on Monday.

The Bearcats scored in the second on an RBI single by Blake Merchant, an RBI single by Clark Wiggins, a two-run single by Keith Lyle, an RBI single by Tyler Storey, and an error.

Carson Inlow racked up two RBIs on three hits for Bainbridge. He singled in the second and third innings and doubled in the fourth inning.

Bainbridge starting pitcher Ty Varnum kept Dougherty off the scoreboard for all five innings he was on the hill. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out nine.

Dougherty’s Thomas was charged with the loss. He allowed 10 runs in four innings, walked three and struck out none.

Bainbridge added four more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Varnum singled, bringing home Tyler Storey to start the inning. That was followed up by Merchant’s single, scoring Hayden Godwin.

Second Game – Bainbridge, 10, Dougherty 0

Bainbridge jumped out to an early lead on Dougherty and captured a 10-0 victory on Monday at the BHS Diamonds.With seven runs in the first three innings, Bainbridge left no doubt about the eventual outcome of the second game of the doubleheader, which was broadcast on the radio on Live 101.9 FM.

A walk by Noah Bryant and a two-run double by Seth Hall during the first inning, and a sacrifice fly by Will Kelley and a passed ball in the second inning supplied the early offense for Bainbridge.

Keith Lyle got on base three times in the game for Bainbridge Bearcats Varsity. He singled in the first inning.

Bainbridge starting pitcher Cayden McQuaig kept Dougherty off the scoreboard for all five innings he was on the hill. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out seven.

Whatley couldn’t get it done on the mound for Dougherty, taking a loss. He allowed 10 runs in 4 1/3 innings, walked 10 and struck out five.

The Bearcats built upon their lead with two runs in the third. The inning got off to a hot start when Anderson Bailey singled. That was followed up by Hall’s single, scoring Bailey.

Bainbridge piled on three more runs in the bottom of the fifth. A error scored Bailey to start the scoring in the inning.

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