All-Stars fall short in district

Published 8:05 am Wednesday, June 24, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Atmore’s 10-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars finished out there district tournament appearance in Theodore with a 9-8 loss to the Grand Bay 2 All-Stars Sunday.
Atmore started the game strong jumping out to a 2-0 lead as Nytorious Cooler and Bradley Geck each crossed the plate.
In the bottom of the inning, Grand Bay tied the game at two with Z. Adams and C. Rogers both making it around the bases to score.
Atmore pulled back ahead in the top of the second with Justin Johnson and Rashaan Flavors scoring runs to get their team ahead 4-2.
Grand Bay knotted the game at four in the bottom of the inning as Z. Adams scored his second run of the game, while C. Horne scored his first.
Geck helped Atmore add to their score in the third inning as he scooted around the bases to put Atmore’s All-Stars on top 5-4.
Atmore held that lead until the bottom of the fourth inning when Grand Bay grabbed the lead 9-5 as Horne, Rogers, J. Broom, L. Brown and J. Tice all crossed home plate.
Atmore tried to come back in the fifth inning as Cooler and Brandon Cummings both crossed the plate to pull within two runs.
In the top of the sixth, Flavors scored Atmore’s final run to end any hope of a victory to end the game 9-8.
Grand Bay One 7
Atmore 6
The 10-year-old representatives of the Atmore Cal Ripken All-Stars suffered their second loss of the district tournament Saturday in Theodore.
Atmore took the lead early in the game by scoring four runs in the top of the first inning as Nytorious Cooler, Xan McGhee, Brandon Cummings and Marlon Lee all crossed the plate.
Grand Bay answered with one run in the bottom of the inning as N. Buzbee made it around the bases to pull his team within three runs.
Atmore was held scoreless in the second, third and fourth innings as a total of four players were stranded in scoring position during that time.
In the bottom of the second, Grand Bay inched a little closer to Atmore as H. Lyons crossed the plate to make the score 4-2.
Grand Bay again added to their score in the fourth inning with N. Steiner scoring a run to pull his team to make Atmore’s lead even slimmer at 4-3.
In the top of the fifth, Atmore finally made it on to the scoreboard again as Ryan Johnson scored putting Atmore up 5-3.
It looked as if Atmore would pull out the victory in the top of the sixth as Bradley Geck added a possible insurance run to put Atmore up 6-3 heading into the final at-bat.
Grand Bay took to the plate in the bottom of the sixth needing a miracle and received what they needed as D. Peyregne, Buzbee, T. Blocker and Z. Kyles all scored to give their team a 7-6 come from behind win.
Semmes 6
Atmore 5
Atmore’s 10-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars fell to the Semmes All-Stars 6-5 Friday in their opening round game of the Cal Ripken District Tournament in Theodore.
Semmes got on the board first with three runs as B. Wilson, A. Simpson and C. Dennis all crossed the plate to give their team a comfortable lead.
Atmore got on the scoreboard in the second inning with Bradley Geck and Ryan Johnson each scoring runs to pull their team within one run of Semmes.
Atmore took the lead in the top of the third inning, with Xan McGhee and Geck crossing the plate to put Atmore ahead 4-3.
The lead would not last long though as Simpson scored his second run of the game for Semmes to tie the game at four.
Atmore pulled ahead again in the fifth inning with McGhee scoring his second run of the game to put Atmore’s boys up 5-4.
Semmes put the game away in the bottom of the inning as Wilson and Simpson each scored again to make the final score 6-5.

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