10U All-Stars fall shy

Published 2:29 pm Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Brewton 10U all-stars jumped out to a big lead and then had to rally for a 10-9 win over Atmore in their first game of the district tournament in Evergreen Saturday.

Brewton scored seven runs in the bottom of first inning to take an early 7-0 lead over Atmore.

Atmore would get on the board with one run in the top of the second inning to cut the lead to 7-1, but Brewton’s Kyle Blevins scored in the bottom of the fourth to give Brewton an 8-1 lead.

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Atmore came roaring back in the fifth inning as they scored five runs to cut the lead to 8-6. Atmore would continue their rally in the sixth inning as they scored three runs to take a 9-8 lead heading into the final inning of play.

With runners on second and third with two outs for Brewton, Stone Martin got the game-winning hit to score Blevins and Miller Hart for the one-run win.

At the plate for Brewton, Blevins was 3-for-3 and scored three runs while Blake Jernigan was 1-for-3 and scored one run. Martin was 1-for-3 and scored one run and Brandon Smith was 1-for-2 and scored one run. Hart added two runs and Nolan Atkinson and Landon Sims each scored one run.

On the mound, Sims went three innings and allowed no hits, one run, walked three, struck out and hit one. Lisenby went two innings and allowed two hits, five runs, walked three and struck out four. Logan Bush went one inning and allowed four hits, three runs, walked and hit one.

For Atmore, Jayce Sell had two hits and scored two runs while Sam Smith had one hit and scored one run.

Jeffery Wilson added two hits and scored two runs while Jabon Davis added one hit and one run.

Jacob Harrison had two hits and scored two runs while Chase Bell added one hit and and run. Kameron Bowen scored one run in the loss.

Atmore continued their tough play in the tournament, taking on Evergreen in game two and coming away with an impressive 10-point win.

The offensive onslaught began in the bottom of the first inning as Sells, Smith, Wilson, Davis, Bell, Bryant Quimby and Kameron Bowen all found home plate, giving Atmore an 7-0 advantage early in the game.

In the top of the second inning Evergreen was able to muster a small response, getting on the board with one run. Evergreen held Atmore scoreless in the second inning, while holding them to only one run in the third and scoring a run themselves, narrowing the gap to 8-2 in Atmore’s favor.

Despite a slow two innings, Atmore ended their game with Evergreen much like they began it, scoring five runs in the fourth inning, after allowing Evergreen to score once in the beginning of the fourth. Sells, Smith, Bell, Quimby and Bown all crossed home plate to secure the 13-10 win for Atmore.

Taking on Andalusia in the third game of tournament play, Atmore once again found a close match-up as the two teams would stay within point of each other for six innings before Atmore would see another game slip away by one point.

Atmore got on the board first in the top of the second inning with runs from Bell and Quimby, but Andalusia would answer with two runs of their own to tie things up. Smith was the lone scorer for both teams in the third inning, giving Atmore the 3-2 advantage.

The fourth inning would prove to be the busiest for both teams as Atmore brought in seven players for a scores, with runs from Smith, Wilson, Bell, Quimby, Bown, Billy Rollin and Shivam Bhakta to take a 10-2 lead. But Andalusia would answer right back in the bottom of the inning, scoring eight runs of their own to tie things up at 10 all. Both teams stepped up defensively to finish the games. Andalusia would hold Atmore scoreless through the next two innings, and missteps by Atmore allowing a fifth-inning Andalusia run ultimately gave them the 11-10 win over Atmore.