Braves win Minor League tourney

Published 7:00 am Monday, June 15, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
After winning the regular season championship PCI-Gold came into the Cal Ripken Minor League tournament championship game hoping to win that as well.
They would not be able to accomplish the championship sweep though as the Alto Product Braves squeaked out a 10-9 win Thursday.
In the top of the first inning, Poarch got on the board with one run as Tyler Jackson ripped a triple and scored on a single by Dakota O’Barr.
The Braves started the game the way they ended it with three runs and the lead as Jared Gibbs, L.J. Robinson and Fred Flavors all crossed the plate to give their team a 3-1 lead.
Both teams offenses stalled in the second inning, but in the third inning Poarch added three runs to take a 4-3 lead with O’Barr, Cameron Armentor and Tanner Jackson scoring.
Delarrian Poole tied the game in the bottom of the inning as he reached base on a single and scored thanks to a double by Robinson.
Poarch added their fifth run to the scoreboard in the fourth inning with Austin Williams crossing the plate.
The Braves jumped back ahead in the bottom of the fourth with two runs as Logan Stacey and D.J. Dirden scored runs to give their team a 6-5 lead.
Poarch pulled ahead again in the back-and-forth game with Armentor, Tyler Sells and Justin Henderson all scoring. They added another run in the final inning to pull ahead 9-6.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Braves put together a game winning performance as Gibbs, Flavors, Jadon Torres and Evan Tatum all scored to help the Braves win the city tournament.
Braves 9
Tigers 3
The Alto Product Braves crushed the Kirk Insurance Tigers 9-3 in a battle to reach the Cal Ripken Minor League city tournament championship game.
The Braves started the game with a bang as they scored five quick runs with L.J. Robinson, Jared Gibbs, Fred Flavors, Evan Tatum and Logan Stacey all crossing the plate.
Answering back for the Tigers in the bottom of the inning were Sam Smith, Jackson Breckenridge and Eric McCaskil to pull their team within two runs.
Delarrian Poole added a run to the scoreboard for the Braves in the second inning to make the score 6-3.
The Tigers would also add runs in the third inning with Jadon Torres and Stacey scoring, and their final run in the fourth inning with Robinson crossing the plate to put the game away.

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