Atmore 12Us fall in district tournament

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Atmore finished 1-2 in the 12U Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament last weekend at Tom Byrne Park.

Atmore beat Flomaton 3-2 in a close game, lost 6-3 to Monroe and fell to Flomaton8-7 in the loser’s bracket. Playing with a lot of heart and a disregard to the wet weather, Flomaton beat Monroe 10-3 and 6-2 in the championship to claim the title.

Flomaton and Monroe advance to the state tournament in Florence starting June 29.
Atmore 3,

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Flomaton 2

Atmore’s Kanye Hooks, Sam Thompson and Josh Burkett scored the only runs in the first inning.

Hooks and Shawn Tingston managed the only hits for the first inning and the rest of the game.

Flomaton made things interesting, scoring one run in the second on a walk. Later in the fourth, the Canes notched the game to two runs when Braden Woods scored on a single from Matthew Steele.
Monroe 6, Atmore 3

Monroe scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning, breaking a one-run game over Atmore.

Atmore scored one run in the first when Tingston scored on a fielder’s choice.

Monroe answered in the second when Koleman Wiggins scored on a fielder’s choice. Monroe took a 2-1 lead after Wiggins scored again on a sac fly.

Monroe’s Cade Barnett, Gauge Lowery, Zaylon McMillan and Wiggins scored one run each in the sixth inning.

Atmore’s Tingston and Cameron Dean scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth, but the next three batters got out in order.

Tingston went 2-for-3; Anthony McCants went 1-for-3; and River Ramer went 1-for-2 to lead Atmore.

Jake Gandy went 2-for-3 to lead Monroe.
Flomaton 8,

Atmore 7

Burkett went 3-for-3 and scored a run to lead Atmore. Tingston and Thompson scored two runs and had one hit each.

Cameron Condrey and Buddy Dean scored one run each in the fifth inning.

Flomaton scored two runs in the first inning, one run in the third, three runs in the fourth and two runs in the fifth.

Flomaton scored three runs on an error in the top of the fourth to take a 6-3 lead.

Atmore cut the game to one run in the fifth inning when Tingston scored on Thompson’s double. Thompson came around on Burkett’s double.