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March 11, 2014

Central endures another extra innings heartbreak


A two-out, bases loaded, two-RBI double in the eighth inning propelled Bainbridge to a 6-4 win over Thomas County Central on Tuesday.

It’s the second time in a week the Yellow Jackets fell to a visiting team in extra innings, dating back to last Tuesday’s 9-3 loss to Colquitt County.

Central coach Chad Parkerson personified a  distraught demeanor following the loss, and spoke sparingly.

“We’ve got to make plays when they present themselves,” he said. “We just didn’t play very well on defense at certain times.”

Central jumped to a 2-1 lead in the first on the heels of a two-run homerun by Peyton Singletary smashed well over the leftfield wall. The Jackets added another in the third, then allowed a pair of scores from Bainbridge in the sixth to tie the game.

Both teams went scoreless in the seventh, then Bainbridge notched the final two runs with the two-out hit from Dustin Strickland in the eighth.

Cooper Mayhall and Jonathan Robinson each pitched four innings, and allowed 12 hits combined.

Tuesday’s defeat holds Central winless in 1-AAAAA play – a stark contrast after starting the season 3-0.

“Sports is one of the best things out there to teach you life lessons,” Parkerson said. “Right now we’re dealing with some adversity, and that test is in front of us. We’re going to get up no matter how many times we get knocked down.”

The Jackets now sit at 4-5 (0-3) and play again Friday against Harris County.

“We’re going to practice like we’re No. 2 and play like we’re No. 1,” Parkerson said. “That’s the mindset we’re going to take from here on out. We’re going to start playing with some confidence. That’s what we’ve got to do.”

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