UB Warriors defeat Tigers 8-6

Published 11:01 am Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Arri Torrez and Billy Powell scored two runs each and led the United Bank Warriors to an 8-6 victory over the Atmore Rotary Club Tigers on May 27.

The Tigers opened the game with two runs as Maleek Salter ripped a tripleand was knocked in by Justin Walden’s single. Walden scored on a fielder’s choice Jimmy Overstreet.

The Warriors responded by taking the lead 5-2 in the bottom of the first as Torrez, Justin Johnson, Powell, Tadd Huskey and Levi Solomon all scoring.

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Torrez, Powell and Huskey all had singles in the inning.

The Tigers tied the game in the top of the second with Travares Grooms, Noah Brooks and Salter all scoring.

In the bottom of the second, the Warriors again took the lead as Jackson Breckenridge, Torrez and Powell all made the trip around the basepath. Powell’s hit helped him finish at 2-for-2 in the contest.

The Tigers added one run in the top of the third inning as Christian Thorpe cut the Warriors’ lead to six, but it would not be enough as the Warriors held off the Tigers in the final inning to win 8-6.

Cardinals 18

Braves 5

The Atmore Lions Club Cardinals made it look easy as they scored 18 runs to crush the Poarch Creek Indians 18-5 in Cal Ripken Major League action on May 27.

The Cardinals opened the game on a roll with Devante Dailey, Devon Robinson, Brandon Cummings, Rashad Johnson, Evan Tatum and Fred Flavors all scoring to give their team a 6-0 edge.

The Braves could only respond with one run in their first turn at the plate with Antonio Wall crossing the plate.

The Cardinals continued their domination in the second inning as they added four runs tot he scoreboard with Robinson, Cummings, Johnson and Flavors all scoring.

After holding the Cardinals scoreless in the top of the inning, the Braves found some offense in the bottom of the third as Wall, Hunter Nobles and Ty Riley all scored.

The Cardinals opened the flood gates in the top of the fourth as Johnson, Flavors, Demetric Crenshaw, Hook, Deedee Poole, Dailey and Robinson all scored giving the Cardinals an 18-4 lead.

One run by Tyree Williams in the final inning was all the Braves could gain as they fell 18-5.

Atmore Lions Club Cardinals player Devante Dailey rips a double during his team’s game against the FNB&T Athletics last week. | Photo by Chandler Myers