The Bainbridge High School 9th-grade baseball team fell 10-9 to Thomas County Central in seven innings on Monday, despite the Bearcats racking up seven hits and nine runs.
BHS’ Tristan Manley boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate. He singled in the second and fourth innings.
BHS pitcher Dalton Harrell had an impressive outing against TCC’s lineup. Harrell held TCC hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three.
Nick Barber struck out four of TCC’s batters in a relief outing.
Bainbridge jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Barber started the rally for Bainbridge with a single.
TCC scored four runs in the first, on a two-run error and a two-run single by #8.
TCC increased its lead with four runs in the second and two more runs in the bottom of the third.
Bainbridge scored three runs in the top of the fourth to cut its deficit to six. An RBI single by Manley, a wild pitch, and an error sparked the Bearcat Freshmen’s rally.
After pushing across three runs in the top of the fifth, Bainbridge faced just a 10-7 deficit. A passed ball, a walk by Barber, and a hit by pitch triggered the Bearcats’ comeback.
A two-run single by Dalton Harrell in the seventh inning helped bring Bainbridge within one.
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