Little League City Tournament gets underway

Published 5:45 am Wednesday, June 1, 2005

By By BRUCE HIXON-Sports Editor
The opening night of the Brewton /East Brewton Little League Age 11-12 City Tournament featured a little bit of everything.
The top-seeded Brewton Rangers used an 11-run second inning to knock off the Brewton Reds 15-5 in just four innings. The second-seeded East Brewton Dodgers got a no-hitter from Logan Williamson and advanced with a 9-0 win over Brewton Yankees.
The fifth-seeded Brewton Devil Rays pulled off the only upset Monday, as they took advantage of a two-out error in the top of the sixth inning to rally past the East Brewton Cardinals 10-7. The fourth-seeded Brewton Mets picked up a forfeit win over East Brewton
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Yankees when the Yankees were unable to field a team due to a lack of players.
The semifinals were slated for Tuesday, as the Brewton Rangers played the Brewton Mets and the Brewton Devil Rays hooked up with the East Brewton Dodgers. The championship game is slated for Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Meanwhile the Age 9-10 City Tournament was scheduled to get underway Tuesday. First-round games pitted the fourth-seeded Brewton Cardinals against the sixth-seeded East Brewton Cubs and the third-seeded East Brewton Athletics against the fifth-seeded Brewton Cubs.
Semifinals are scheduled for Thursday. The top-seeded East Brewton Braves will meet the Brewton Cardinals/East Brewton Cubs winner at 5:30 p.m. The second-seeded Brewton Braves will face the East Brewton Athletics/Brewton Cubs winner at 5:30 p.m.
The championship of the Age 9-10 Tournament is slated for Friday at 5:30 p.m.
All games are being played at the Brewton Area YMCA Sports Park.
(B) Rangers 15, (B) Reds 5
The top five spots in the Rangers lineup did the damage in the win against the Red, but none of the bats was bigger than the one Conner Denton swung.
Denton was a perfect four-for-four with three RBIs. Tyler Etheridge also had a big night with a single, a double and three RBIs. Parker Reiss and Dan Smith both chipped in a two-run single and Ed Hines added an RBI double.
Reiss allowed one run on two hits over the first two innings to get the win before Smith finished up.
Bradley Brown and Dylan Smith both had a single to pace the Reds, while Trevor Diercks, Collin Langford and Antonio Hall all had an RBI off bases loaded walks.
Eli Tyree suffered the loss.
(EB) Dodgers 9, (B) Yankees 0
The Dodgers used a three-run first inning and a six-run third frame en route to the only win by East Brewton teams Monday.
Williamson struck out eight in his no-hitter and overcame some control problems, as he issued nine walks and hit a batter.
Taylor Ballard had a pair of singles and two RBIs and Trent Wright added a pair of singles to pace the Dodgers.
Williamson helped his cause with a two-run double. Hayden Cooper, Joshua Tompkins and Jeffery McGowin all added a single.
Tyler Dehoff suffered the loss for the Yankees.
(B) Devil Rays 10,
(EB) Cardinals 7
The Devil Rays pulled out the most stunning victory of the evening with a five-run, two-out rally in the top of the sixth inning.
The Cardinals had a 6-5 lead with two out, but an infield error kept the game alive. It was one of three errors the Cardinals made in the inning.
The Devil Rays only had two hits in the inning although one was a key two-run RBI single by Dillon Bush. Bush also had a two-run triple in a five-run first inning and finished with four RBIs on the night.
Louis Miller added a pair of singles for the Devil Rays. Marc Edge had a single and an RBI. Harrison Horton contributed a double, while Shawn Odom, Trent Robinson and Christian Lodge all had a single. Michael Kast was a sparkplug to the offense, as he walked three times and scored twice.
The Cardinals, who struck out 12 times in the game, were limited to just two hits by Lodge Odom and winning pitcher Robinson. T.J. Taylor had a triple and scored three runs. Billy Strength had an RBI single.
Taylor fell victim to the three defensive errors in the top of the sixth inning and took the loss.

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