Last Inning Loss For Bobcats


The Gilmer Bobcats hosted the Murray Co. Indians(1-5 overall) on Monday looking to right the ship after 2 tough losses in the Diamond Day Tournament over the weekend.   It would prove to be pretty smooth sailing through 5 with error filled play by the Indians.

In the bottom of 2nd inning with runners on 1st and 3rd, Avery Bertolini reached on a swinging bunt to the Indian 3rd baseman.  As the baseball sailed past the bag at first, 2 runs crossed the Bobcats a 3-2 lead heading into the 3rd inning of play. Both teams would plate 1 run a piece in the fourth and it would stay 4-3 through the next two innings.  Austin Daman Through 5 and 1/3 strong innings for the Bobcats and took a no decision.

In the top of the seventh the Indians of Murray would find the bases loaded after a fielding error and two walks. With Will Barnes on the mound in relief, the Murray Co. batter took a well placed fastball just off the plate and hit a single into right Center field. Two runs crossed the dish giving the indians a 5-4 lead.  The bottom of the seventh looked promising for the Bobcats as they loaded the bases with 2 outs.  Last hope for the team was Avery Bertolini as he worked the count to 3 and 2.  A high and tight fastball was the final demise as the game ended on a check swing grounder to the pitcher.



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