Rainey leads Baker past Pensacola Christian

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Baker’s Cody Barnhill connects for a single in the first inning against Pensacola Christian on Monday.

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 02:00 AM.

BAKER — Ten games into the season the Baker School baseball team is starting to find the groove Coach Adam Henry had hoped for when the season opened last month.

Baker’s 9-2 win over Pensacola Christian Academy on Monday was the third straight for the Gators.

“We are starting to come around,” he said. “Our bats are starting to come around for sure. We’ve got some guys that are really wanting to hit the baseball and they are going to get in the lineup.

“We are hitting the baseball a lot better than when we started. This boosts our confidence.”

Very few things went wrong for the Gators, and those things happened in the first inning.

The Warriors scored their only two runs of the game in the top of the first when Baker pitcher Jake Rainey walked the first two Pensacola Christian batters.

Rainey then struck out the next two batters and had a 0-2 count on David Thompson and was one pitch away from getting out the jam. Thompson then hit a ball that hit third base for a base hit to score the only two Warrior runs of the game.

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