A FNB&T Braves player takes a cut during a game Saturday.
A FNB&T Braves player takes a cut during a game Saturday.

12U Braves, Poarch Creek split games

Published 2:00pm Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The 12U Poarch Creek team defeated the Alabama Wing House Braves 16-2 in a five-inning contest last week.

Tucker Spence and Kameron Bowen hit a double to score him to make it 1-0 Poarch Creek. Chase Bell and Jared Gibbs struck out before Jadon Davis walked and Colby Burkett struck out to end the bottom half of the first inning. Poarch Creek led 2-0.

The Braves were held scoreless in the first and second innings.

Matthew Harris was walked and Sean Marshall struck out to begin the second inning for Poarch Creek. Spence got on base with a walk before Bowen hit a three-run home run that also scored Spence and Harris. Poarch Creek to a 5-0 lead.

The Braves were held scoreless again in the third.

Gibbs was walked before Davis hit a double to score him to give Poarch Creek a 6-0 lead. Harris singled to score Davis for the second run of the inning at 7-0.

The Braves again were held scoreless in the fourth.

Three Poarch Creek players were walked to start the fourth inning. Bowen and Chase Bell scored on sacrifices by Drew Shelley and Davis to give Poarch Creek a 9-0 lead.

Poarch Creek hit around in the fifth. Spence, Bowen, Bell, Gibbs, Davis, Trace Sells, Justin Tablo and Noah Martin all scored in the final inning of play.

Braves’ bats came alive in the fifth when Ty Renffroe hit a double to lead things off. After strikeouts by Johnny Lopez and Bubba McGowan Bryant Quimby knocked in Renffroe with a double. Quimby also scored to give the Braves two runs for the game.

The Braves beat Poarch Creek 10-9 in a game Tuesday, April 30.

Warriors beat Braves in 8U battle of the banks

The 8U United Bank Warriors topped the First National Bank and Trust Braves 7-6 last week.

The Braves came out hot, scoring two runs in the first inning. The runs were scored by leadoff hitters Christopher Johnson and Will Smith, who hit singles. Davion Steele and Randol Dean hit a single and double respectively in the top of the first.

The Warriors tied the game up in the bottom of the inning with a two-run home run hit by Ty Robinson that scored Kayne Hooks.

The Braves were held scoreless in the top of the second.

The Warriors were able to plate one run with a single by Donnie Fouls that scored Charlie Sasser, who was on third after a leadoff triple. The Warriors led 3-2.

The Braves were held scoreless again in the top of the third, while the Warriors Dee Brown plated in the bottom of the third to give the Warriors a 4-2 lead.

Smith led off for the Braves with a double in the top of the fourth inning, Davion Steele scored him with a one-out single.

Tyler Ragon singled during the next at-bat to advance the runner and a double by Ashton Cloud scored three runs. Cloud later scored on a double by Javonita Henderson to give the Braves a 6-4 lead.

Hooks scored on a home run in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Braves lead to 6-5.

The Braves were held scoreless during the final two innings, which opened the door for a Warriors comeback.

It started in the bottom of the fifth inning when Sasser was plated by a Tater King double to tie the game at 6-6. Three straight Warrior strikeouts ended the threat with Robinson stranded on third.

The Warriors took the game in the final inning with a DJ Nichols single and a Brown triple that scored him.

Poarch Warriors beat United Bank Warriors

The 8U Poarch Warriors defeated the United Bank Warriors 8-5 in Cal Ripken division action from Tuesday, April 30.

The United Bank Warriors were held scoreless in the top of the first, but Poarch was able to get three runs across to take a 3-0 lead. J.T. Alainz singled with one out to get things started before a Josh Burkett Triple scored him.

A single by Ayden Bonner scored Burkett from third during the next at-bat. A double by Luke Bell scored Bonner in the bottom of the first.

The United Bank Warriors were held scoreless again in the top of the second and the top of the third.

The Poarch Warriors scored two runs in the bottom of the third on hits by Braden Woods and Burkett.

The United Bank Warriors put up four in the top of the fourth inning. D.J. Nichols singled to get things started with two outs. Dee

Brown hit a two-run home run to cut into the Poarch lead at 5-2. Kayne Hooks and Devin Kelly hit back-to-back home runs to cut the lead to 5-4 before the inning ended.

River Ramer doubled in the bottom of the fourth and Bell singled to score him. Ethan Milstead doubled to score Bell to give the Poarch Warriors an 8-4 lead.

Charlie Sasser singled in the top of the fifth inning and was later scored by Donnie Fails to give United Bank Warriors their fifth run of the game.

State Farm Athletics beat United Bank Warriors

The 8U State Farm Athletics beat the United Bank Warriors 6-2 in a Cal Ripken division game last week.

The As benefited from a quick three-run first inning to start things off. Coby Peebles hit a double and Brody Black also doubled to score him.

Carmello Turner blasted a two-run home run that scored Black to give the Athletics a 3-0 advantage.

The Warriors were unable to answer in the bottom half of the inning.

The As added two more runs in the top of the second as Barrett Harper singled with one out in the inning. Emmett Battles scored him with a two-run home run to give the Athletics a 5-0 lead.

Charlie Sasser helped the Warriors answer in the bottom of the second when he singled. Tater King tripled to score him and cut into the As lead at 5-1.

The Athletics extended their lead to 6-1 in the top of the third inning after Anthony McCants reached on a double and plated after a double by Exavion Bradley. The Warriors couldn’t answer in the bottom of the third and the As were held scoreless in the top of the fourth. The Warriors were held scoreless in the bottom half of the inning.

The Warriors scored the final run of the game on a double by Ty Robinson that scored Kayne Hooks, who had been waiting on third after a triple.

Cardinals beat Nailers in tee-ball

The Alto Products Cardinals beat the Cornerstone Home Builders Nailers 15-8 in Cal Ripken tee-ball action from Friday, April 26.

The Cardinals started the game with Nalayia Kidd, Caliente McCants, Zechaiah McCants, Quayvean McCants, Kaliyah McCants, Brody Baker and Demanion McCants all scoring runs to give the Cardinals a 6-0 lead.

The Nailers answered with five runs of their own, scored by Braiden Walker, Tanner Sanspree, Will Strawbridge, Shawn McBride and Jaylen Taylor in the bottom of the first inning.

The Cardinals scored three more runs in the top of the second. Kidd, Caliente McCants and Quayvean McCants scored again. The Nailers were held scoreless in the bottom of the second. The Cardinals lead 9-5.

Jahnal Neal-Williams singled to score Demanion McCants in the top of the third inning to give the Cardinals a 10-5 lead.

Sanspree, Strawbridge and Shawn McBride all scored to cut the Cardinals lead down to 10-8 in the bottom of the third.

Caliente McCants, Zechaiah McCants, Quayvean McCants, Baker and MyAsia Cooks all scored to add five more runs in the top of the fourth. The Nailers were held scoreless in the fourth.

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