Until next yearPublished 9:19pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The Brewton Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars stayed alive in their district tournament Monday as they cruised to a 13-3 win over Atmore. The loss advanced Brewton in the tournament while Atmore was eliminated.
Leading Atmore 1-0 after the first inning, both teams were held scoreless in the second inning, until Brewton blew the game open in the third inning.
Leading by one in the bottom of the third, Brewton plated nine runs on seven hits to turn a 1-0 lead into a 10-0 lead. All nine runs for Brewton came with two outs in the inning after coming to life in the fourth inning when they plated three runs to cut the lead to 10-3. From there, Brewton scored three runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth to end the game with a 10-run mercy rule win.
Brewton pounded out 10 hits in the win while Atmore was held to only two. Brewton benefited from seven Atmore errors including five in the third inning.
Matt Hutchins earned the win on the mound for Brewton as he went two innings and allowed no runs, no hits, no walks and struck out none.
Weston Riddle went the final three innings and allowed two hits, three runs, walked two and struck out three.
For Atmore, JaBryce Hooks, Lil Dee Poole and Jackson Moore all pitched with Hooks being the pitcher of record. The trio of pitchers went 4 2/3 innings and allowed 10 hits, 13 runs, walked four, struck out three and hit one.
Fred Flavors and Moore had the lone hits for Atmore with Moore having one RBI.
For Brewton, Drew Williamson had two singles and two RBIs and Stokes Jennings had a single and one RBI. Brandon Moye had the hot bat for Brewton has he had a triple and a double and three RBIs. Russell Smith also had a good night at the plate for Brewton as he added a double and a single and three RBIs.
Kristian Taylor had a single and Jason Konsler had a double. Riddle added a single and one RBI.
The games were scheduled to be played Sunday in Evergreen, but rain in the area postponed games until Monday.
Atmore finished 1-2 in tournament play. Atmore began the tournament Saturday with an 11-7 win over Evergreen, but suffered a 20-0 loss in two innings later in the day to Monroe.
Brewton improved to 2-1 with the win and went on to defeat Monroe 14-4 in five innings later on Monday to improve to 3-1 in tournament. The win for Brewton over Monroe forced a second and deciding game between the two teams Tuesday for the district championship.
Brewton opened tournament play Saturday with an 18-7 loss to Monroe, but responded with an 18-0 win over Evergreen later in the day in three innings.