Cal Ripken T-ball ends season Nailers victory

Published 12:30 pm Saturday, April 30, 2011

In the final game of the Cal Ripken T-ball season, the Cornerstone Homebuilders Nailers edged out The Atmore Advance Athletics 18-17 on Thursday night at Tom Byrne Park.

The Athletics went to the plate first picking up five runs in their first at-bat with Judson Lee, Ethan Prestridge, Charlie Sasser, Lorenzo Arnold and D.J. Nichols all crossing home plate.

The Nailers responded by tying the game at five with batters scoring runs including Tanner Sanspree, Zack Allen, Mykel French, Brody Black and Garrett Harper.

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In the top of the second, the A’s added three runs to the scoreboard as Kay Leigh Jay, Ann-Elise Classen and Luke Godwin all scored.

The Nailers were able to take the lead 11-8 in the second inning with six runs scoring as Carmelo Turner, Ciarra Crenshaw, Ty McCants, Malayzia Crenshaw, Sanspree and Michael French each made it around the bases.

Two runs by way of Nichols and Xavier Brown in the top of the third inning pulled the A’s within one run of the Nailers, but they were unable to capitalize with their at-bat.

The Nailers extended their lead to four runs in the bottom of the third with Turner, Drew Albritton and Ciarra Crenshaw crossing the plate.

Trailing 14-10, the A’s fought back to take the lead 17-14 with Godwin, Lee, Prestridge, Sasser, Ryan Odom, Nichols and Elliott Classen scoring runs in their final trip to the plate.

The Nailers bounced back to pick up the win in their final at-bat with Michael French, Allen, Mykel French and Black each scoring with Black getting the winning run as theNailers won 18-17.

Blue Flames 23

Shockers 14

In their final match up of the season, Atmore Utilities Blue Flames defeated the Tri-Co Electric Shockers 23-14 in Cal Ripken T-ball action on Thursday night at Tom Byrne Park.

The Shockers opened up the game strong with four runs coming across the plate as Will Smith, Tra King, Exavion Bradley and Christopher Johnson all scored, but the Blue Flames took the lead 8-4 in the bottom of the inning as Kole Stewart, Tuari McGhee, T.J. Pettway, Antonio Brown, Jake Coker, Anthony McCants, Ayden Bonner and Sarah Bailey each scored a run.

In the top of the second, the Shockers took a brief lead with six batters scoring including Trenton Smith, Charles Weaver, Madi Renfro, Will Smith, King and Bradley.

The Blue Flames responded with seven runs in the bottom of the inning as Alana Shelly, Stewart, McGhee, Kayley Cotton, T.J. Pettway, Coker and McCants each made it around the basepath.

Trailing 15-10, the Shockers pulled within one run of the Blue Flames with Tyler Ragan, Weaver, Renfro and Will Smith scoring runs to cut the lead down.

The Blue Flames put the game out of reach in their final at-bat in the bottom of the third with Nya Tucker, Duke Pettway, Shelly, Stewart, Cotton, T.J. Pettway, Brown, Coker and McCants all scoring to give their team a 23-14 lead.

Cardinals 14

Athletics 7

The Alto Products Cardinals won their final game of the season on Tuesday night beating The Atmore Advance Athletics 14-7 at Tom Byrne Park.

In the top of the first inning, the A’s grabbed the lead with three quick runs as Judson Lee, Ethan Prestridge and Charlie Sasser all crossed the plate.

The Cardinals took the lead in the bottom of the inning with four runs scoring including Macey Edwards, Braden Woods, Ty Robinson and Ty McGhee.

The Athletics added two runs in the second inning with D.J. Nichols and X’Zavier Brown scoring to put them on top of the Cardinals 5-4.

In the bottom of the second, th Cardinals scored eight runs to take the lead 12-4 as Jamison McGhee, Sarah Hartley, Dee Brown, Woods, Robinson, Ty McGhee, Nana Staples and Kanye Hooks each touched home plate.

The A’s were unable to take the lead back in the top of the third with only two runs coming across to score as Prestridge and Sasser scored their second runs of the game.

The Cardinals put the finishing touches on their win in the bottom of the third Jamison McGhee and Harley scored to put their team ahead 14-7, which is where the game would end after a three-and-out by the Athletics.

Cornerstone Homebuilders Nailer Michael French runs to first base.|Photo by Chandler Myers