Brewton 9-10s win opener; E. Brewton gets knocked out
By By BRUCE HIXON – Sports Editor
Depending on how it fared in Tuesday's winners bracket semifinal against Opp, Brewton's Age 9-10 Little League All-Stars faced two various paths for a second straight district championship.
If Brewton defeated Opp Tuesday, it moved into Thursday's 7 p.m. championship round where it will need just one more victory to claim the title. If Brewton lost to Opp Tuesday, it will have to fight its way through the elimination bracket. That path would start today at 7 p.m.
Brewton needed just four innings to roll past Andalusia 12-1 in Sunday's opening round.
Meanwhile East Brewton's participation in the tournament ended Monday when it lost to Covington County 9-5 in nine innings. East Brewton had lost its first-round decision to Andalusia 15-5 in five innings Saturday.
Brewton 12, Andalusia 1
Kevin Davis used a no-hit performance to hurl Brewton to the victory. Davis fanned 11 and walked four in his gem.
Brewton took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when Aaron Yuhasz walked, went to second on a passed ball, moved to third on a groundout by Wes Maddox and scored on Ryan Hunt's sacrifice fly.
A 10-run top of the third inning enabled Brewton to break the game open.
William Whittle started the trouble with a single and courtesy runner Jesse Williams moved into scoring position when Rob Stokes was hit by a pitch. Two wild pitches sent Williams home to make it 2-0.
After Jacob Fillmore walked and Davis was struck by a pitch to load the bases, an infield error on a ball hit by Alec Robinson allowed two runs to score to make it 4-0. A wild pitch scored Davis for the fourth run in the inning. Yuhasz walked and both he and Robinson scored when Maddox's bunt is thrown into rightfield to make it 7-0. The error and a walk to Ryan Hunt set up a sacrifice fly by Sam Smith to make it 8-0. Stokes followed with an RBI single and Davis helped his cause with a two-run single that boosted the lead to 11-0.
Andalusia spoiled Davis' shutout in the bottom of the third inning without the aid of a hit, but Brewton got that run back in the top of the fourth when Yuhasz walked and Maddox doubled him home.
Brewton 01(10) 1 – 12 5 2
Andalusia 001 0 – 1 0 3
Covington County 9,
East Brewton 5 (nine innings)
East Brewton failed to protect a four-run lead and failed to take advantage of 17 walks and three hit batsmen issued by Covington County pitchers Chase Short and Rhett Cook in Monday's elimination game.
East Brewton, which left 13 runners on base, managed just two hits. Neither of those hits (by Camryn Blackman and Damion Williams) left the infield and were spaced seven innings apart.
Down 2-1 headed into the bottom of the third inning, East Brewton appeared to seize control of the game when it strung together a four-run rally.
Brian Settle, Dalton Evans and Trace Thomas walked to load the bases. They were each forced home when Dylan Godwin was hit by a pitch, Chase Kaylor walked and Shawn Lucas was struck by a pitch. Blackman followed with an RBI groundout that gave East Brewton a 5-1 lead.
Covington County picked up an unearned run against East Brewton pitcher Dalton Evans in the fourth inning to pull within 5-3. One inning later a triple by Zach Ward, an RBI groundout by Taylor Mosick and back-to-back doubles by Short and Dalton Myrick tied it at 5-5.
It stayed deadlock until the top of the ninth inning when two errors on a ball hit by Ward to start the frame put him all the way to third base with nobody out. Mossick beat out an infield single that scored Ward and put Covington County up 6-5. Myrick, Hunter Greathouse and Cook followed with RBI singles to make it 9-5 off reliever Tyler Joyner, who had hurled three scoreless innings since he took to the mound at the start of the sixth inning.
Covington C. 101 120 004 – 9 19 0
E. Brewton 014 000 000 – 5 2 6
Andalusia 15, East Brewton 5
East Brewton started the tournament on a rough note, as it fell behind 10-0 in the first two innings and never recovered in a 15-5 loss to Andalusia.
Andalusia racked up six hits in the opening frame and four more in the second inning to establish its big lead.
East Brewton tried to work its way back into the game in the bottom of the second inning when it put a four spot up on the scoreboard.
Brian Settle and Camryn Blackman both singled, Dylan Godwin and Damion Williams each walked, Shawn Lucas singled and Trace Thomas and Tyler Joyner both walked to bring home runs and make it 10-4.
Andalusia, which scored in every at bat, quickly regained control and tacked on a pair of runs in the top of the third, another in the fourth and two more in the fifth to kick the 10-run rule into effect.
Settle and Blackman both had a pair of singles to lead East Brewton, while Lucas also had a single.
Settle started and took the loss for East Brewton.
Andalusia 552 12 – 15 16 0
E. Brewton 040 01 – 5 5 3