Cambridge Closes Out Regular Season With 12-0 Win Over Alpharetta
On Monday, the Cambridge Bears traveled to face the Alpharetta Raiders in the final regular season game for the Bears and a return to Alpharetta for Cambridge head coach Edward Francis, who was the Raiders’ head coach the previous five seasons. Coming off a win over Sequoyah and winners of three of their last four, the Bears looked to close out with a win over Alpharetta to help build momentum heading into the Georgia High School Association state playoffs.
Cambridge would go to work immediately, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. In the top of the fourth inning, a Bella Gaetano two run double would push the Bears’ lead to 4-0 and eventually the Bears would tack on five more runs in the inning, including a two run inside the park homerun by Amari Givers, as Cambridge would go up 9-0. The Bears would add three more runs in the top of the fourth inning in route to a 12-0 win.
Cambridge pitcher Jayda Braithwaite would have a solid performance on the mound for the Bears, striking out five batters through three innings allowing two hits and no runs. Following the win, Cambridge head coach, Edward Francis, said the win was good in helping his girls gain some momentum as they prepare for the state playoffs. “I’m proud of these girls. We’ll find out later this week who will be playing, but we’re ready for everybody,” Francis said as the Bears await to which GHSA 6A region five opponent they will face in the opening round of the playoffs. Francis added that as they get ready for the playoffs, it will be important for his girls to work on “trust and communication”.