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Yankees near perfect in taking 11- and 12-year-olds' crown

By Staff
Staff Report
The Brewton Little League 11- and 12-year-old's division regular season came to an end last week with the Yankees running away from the other teams in securing the league championship. The Yankees finished the season at 10-1, four games better than the second place Royals who finished 6-5.
The Reds finished in third place with a 4-7 record while the Rockies finished fourth at 2-9.
The Royals, Reds and Rockies will play this week in the city tournament against teams from East Brewton. The Yankees are not scheduled to play in the tournament.
Thursday, May 22
Yankees 14, Rockies 3
The Yankees finished the season strong, pounding out nine hits on the way to a 14 -3 victory over the Rockies. Corey Williams had three hits, including two doubles, while Grant DeFrancisco added a single and a double. Shan Fleming blasted a triple, Gordon Jones added two singles and Cameron Miller added a double. Jones scored three runs, Miller and Landon Sowell scored two, while DeFrancisco, Fleming, Matthew Lane, Terez Lane, Josh Lowery, Walter Smith and Williams all scored once.
For the Rockies, Taylor Berry and Luke Thomas each had two singles, Nicholas Moore added one and Malcolm McMillan had a double. Berry, Thomas and Deonte Powell scored the runs.
Landon Sowell went the distance on the mound for the Yanks, pitching four innings and allowing two earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts and four walks.
The Rockies started with Taylor Berry on the mound and went to Malcolm McMillan to complete the game.
Royals 7, Reds 2
The Royals clinched second place in the league with a 7-2 victory over the Reds. Evan Burkett went the distance, allowing only two hits and one walk, while striking out 10 batters.
Robert Knowles started for the Reds and allowed three hits while striking out three. Mabry Cook came in to finish, pitching three innings of relief. Cook allowed six runs on one hit while striking out six.
Sam Sharpe had the big hit for the Royals with a triple and Todd Robinson added a single. Garrett Robinson and Stephen Warren scored two runs with Burkett, Todd Robinson and Corey Rilling adding one each.
For the Reds, Houston Simmons and Robert Knowles were credited with singles as Simmons and Will Hall scored the two runs.