The sixth, seventh and eighth innings all ended with a play at the plate Friday. In the eighth Carson Ray was save and the Bearcats completed an 11-10 come-from-behind win over Fountain Lake.
The Cobras had twice led by five runs and had avoided seeing the game tied in the sixth when Ray was thrown out trying to score on a passed ball after the Bearcats had scored four times to make it 10-9.
Randon Ray started the bottom of the sixth by getting a walk from Jake Turner. After Jacob Herrera also walked, Ethan Dobbs hit a ball back to Turner that the pitcher threw away at third allowing Randon Ray to score.
Bryce Brownlee took over on the mound and struck out Gabe Fennell but he hit Brandon Ulmer to load the bases. Carson Ray (3-for-5) singled home Herrera to make it 10-7 and Dobbs scored on a passed ball during a strike out of Blakley Cobb to make it a three run inning.
While Michael Hesson was drawing a walk there was another passed ball that allowed Blazen Jones, running for Ulmer, to score to make it 10-9. There were two more passed balls while Randon Ray was at the plate and on the second one, Carson Ray tried to score but was called out.
After Cobb (1-0), who came on in the sixth, worked a 1-2-3 seventh, in the bottom of the inning Randon Ray would strike out but Herrera singled. After Dobbs struck out for the second out, Brownlee hit Fennell with a pitch.
Ulmer lifted a soft single to right to score the tying run but, trying to catch the Cobras napping, the Bearcats would have Fennell thrown out at the plate by Parker White to send it to the eighth.
Cobb (2-for-4) hit Brownlee with one down in the eighth but got a pop fly by Deaton Bassett that Randon Ray couldn’t catch but was able to get a force out on Brownlee. He then struck out Turner looking to end the inning.
Carson Ray reached on the fourth Cobra error to start the eighth inning and Cobb doubled to deep center to chase the winning run to third and bring up Hesson. A 1-2 pitch got away and this time Carson Ray was safe at the plate to complete the comeback.
Fountain Lake had led 4-0 after one inning, scoring four times after two were down and the third hitter had an 0-2 count. The big hit in the inning was a three run double by Kyle Fortner.
A solo home run by Turner leading off the third made it 5-0 but Carson Ray hit the first Bearcat home run of the year in the bottom of the fourth inning to start a five run frame.
Singles by Cobb and Hesson, along with Brasher being hit by a pitch loaded the bases. Randon Ray hit a ground ball that would have scored a run but it was misplayed and the bases remained loaded.
A ball back to Turner was thrown away at the plate and two runs scored to make it 5-4 and a Fennel ground out would tie the score at 5-5.
A Hayden Cotten sacrifice fly and a two run home run by White against Fennel in the fifth made it 8-5 and Cobb surrendered a third Cobra home run, a two run shot to Bassett in the sixth to make it 10-5.
Bearcats 12 Waldron 2
An error that allowed Michael Hesson to reach base to start the fourth inning ignited a three run frame and the Bearcats never looked back, scoring 10 unaswered runs to end the game in six innings.
After the error, Cam Brasher drove Hesson home with a single, Randon Ray singled and Jacob Herrera singled both of them home for a 5-2 lead.
After Blakley Cobb started an inning ending double play in the bottom of the inning the Bearcats scored four times in the fifth. Cobb drove in the first run with a fly ball that followed singles by Brandon Ulmer and Carson Ray.
Carson Ray and Hesson, who walked, scored on passed balls and an error got another run home for a 9-2 lead.
Bearcat starter Ethan Dobbs (1-0) issued a two out walk in the bottom of the inning and gave way to Herrera who finished the game on the mound.
The Bearcats scored three more in the sixth on just one hit and four walks. Two runners touched home after passed balls and Brasher got another with a fly ball.
Atkins 6 Bearcats 2
The Bearcats were held to four hits in their home opener by Atkins’s Ben Jackson Tuesday in a 6-2 loss.
The Bearcats took a 1-0 lead against Jackson in the second. Blakley Cobb singled and moved to second on an errant pickoff try by Jackson. Cobb scored on a single by Cam Brasher.
The Red Devils got a soft leadoff single to right from Joseph Morrison in the top of the third — Chance Broussard dove for the ball but couldn’t hang on to it — and after Morrison swiped second he scored on a single by Kennen Martin to tie it.
Martin stole second and moved to third on a ground out before scoring the go-ahead run on one of four Bearcat errors.
In the fifth Michael Hesson (0-2) got the first two hitters of the inning but he hit Martin, who stole second during a walk to Logan Kersten and took third on a throwing error. Jackson’s second single made it 3-1.
Ulmer got the Bearcats within 3-2 in the sixth with a double, the only extra base hit of the game, to score Hesson from first. Hesson had reached on one of five Atkins errors.
The Red Devils put the game away with a three run seventh that saw reliever Gabe Fennell get the leadoff batter but walk Martin, allow a single to Kersten and hit Jackson and Parker Ward with pitches to force in a run.
Nic Ferguson drew a walk to chase Fennell and an error allowed another run to score before Jacob Herrera got a strike out and a ground out to end the inning.
The Bearcats put two on in the bottom of the seventh, both reaching on errors, before Fennell’s fly ball to center was caught by Morrison as he fell to the turf.