10U All-Stars finish 3rd at district
Atmore’s 10-and-under Cal Ripken All-Stars finished in third place at the District 7 tournament held last weekend at Tom Byrne Park.
Atmore won its opening game over Flomaton on Friday night, by a score of 14-13. Saturday morning, Atmore lost to Monroe County 18-3, sending Atmore into the losers’ bracket. In Atmore’s next game Saturday, Flomaton won by the score of 14-13, eliminating Atmore from the tournament.
Monroe County was the district champion, defeating Flomaton 14-3 in the championship round Sunday and finishing the tournament undefeated. Flomaton took second place, and Northwest Escambia was fourth.
Complete tournament scores were:
• Friday — Monroe County 8, Northwest Escambia 1
• Friday — Atmore 14, Flomaton 13
• Saturday — Monroe County 18, Atmore 3 (Atmore’s first loss)
• Saturday — Flomaton 16, Northwest Escambia 9 (Northwest Escambia eliminated)
• Saturday — Flomaton 14, Atmore 13 (Atmore eliminated)
• Sunday — Monroe County 14, Flomaton 3 (Flomaton eliminated, Monroe County champion)
Flomaton 14, Atmore 13
Atmore took an early 3-0 lead over Flomaton in an elimination game Saturday, but Flomaton responded with eight runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Down 14-9 heading into the top of the sixth inning, Atmore scored four runs but came up just short in its rally.
Chris Johnson and Kanye Hooks scored three runs each for Atmore. J.T. Alaniz and Anthony McCants scored two runs apiece, and Emmett Battles, Brody Black and Will Smith each scored once.
Monroe County 18, Atmore 3
Atmore took an early 3-0 lead over Monroe County in a winners’ bracket game Saturday morning, but Monroe County broke the game open with five runs in the second and nine runs in the third on the way to an 18-3 win.
Battles, Johnson and Hooks scored Atmore’s runs.
Atmore 14, Flomaton 13
Atmore and Flomaton played a high-scoring game in the teams’ tournament opener Friday, with Atmore eventually taking a one-run win.
Johnson scored three runs, and Hooks and McCants scored two each. Seven players scored one run apiece — Battles, Smith, Alaniz, Black, Sam Thompson, Luke Bell and Charlie Sasser.