THOMASVILLE — JW Knight hit a two-out, three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning, and the Cairo Syrupmakers rallied for a 6-5 non-region baseball win over the Thomasville Bulldogs on Friday night.
Caison Faircloth struck out seven in five innings of relief work for the Syrupmakers to get the win.
Jadon Lirette got the final two outs of a bases-loaded situation in the top of the sixth inning to keep the Bulldogs in the lead.
Thomasville led 4-0 and held the Syrupmakers to four hits through five innings. But Daniel Johnson drew a bases-loaded walk, and Faircloth and Will Prince followed with run-scoring singles to cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 4-3.
Lirette came on in relief with the bases loaded and one out and got a strikeout and a groundout to end the threat.
Thomasville made the most of one hit through three innings. The only hit was Witt Wetherington’s first-inning single, and it led to Jace Lowe’s bases-loaded walk to bring in the first run.
The Bulldogs also made use of two Syrupmakers errors, seven walks and two wild pitches.
Gabe Duncan went the first five innings for the Bulldogs, holding Cairo to three hits while ringing up 12 strikeouts and walking four.
Wetherington went 2-for-4 at the plate.
Prince and Ricky Walker each went 2-for-4 for Cairo.
Thomasville will host Bainbridge on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Pelham on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Cairo will host Worth County on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.