Brewton Legion snaps skid

Published 5:20 am Wednesday, July 12, 2006

By By BRUCE HIXON – Sports Editor
While an eight-game slide finished off any hopes the Brewton American Legion Post 79 baseball team had of getting back to the .500 mark this summer, the team still has some time to build momentum for the start of next week's district tournament.
Brewton (5-18) took a step in that direction when it halted its slide with a 13-8 win in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader at Demopolis.
Baxley Raines led Brewton to its victory with a homerun, a pair of singles, three RBIs and two runs scored. Christopher Griffin had a pair of singles and drove in two runs. Jake Bonds had a single and a double, while Allen Williams added a pair of singles. Damien Jackson had a single and two RBIs.
Becker Denton went three and two-thirds innings to get the win, while Williams hurled three and one-third innings of scoreless relief to get a save.
Post 79 dropped the front end of Sunday's twinbill to Demopolis by a 5-2 decision.
Josh Marshall had a single and an RBI to lead Brewton, while Bonds added a double. Jonathan McNeil, Jackson, Raines and Sean Little all had a single.
Post 79 lost both ends of Saturday's doubleheader at Montgomery. Montgomery wiped out an 8-2 deficit en route to an 11-9 win in the opener and completed the sweep with an 11-5 victory in game two.
Clay Simpson delivered three singles and an RBI to lead Brewton in the game one loss, while Bonds had a pair of singles and three RBIs. Justin Smith belted a homerun to go along with a single and two runs scored. McNeil picked up a single and an RBI.
Smith took the loss in relief with two and two-thirds innings of work.
Smith had a pair of hits, three RBIs and two runs scored for Brewton in the game two loss. Little had a pair of singles and scored twice. Bonds also had two singles, while Marshall had a single and picked up two RBIs.
McNeil was the losing Post 79 hurler, as he worked three innings.
Brewton lost both ends of a three-team doubleheader Thursday.
Post 79 dropped probably its most bizarre game of the season in the opener when Wiregrass rallied for a 17-3 win. Wiregrass scored 14 runs in its last at-bat.
Dannon Lisenby had a pair of hits, one of which was a two-run homer, to lead Brewton. Little had a pair of singles, while Jordan Ball had a single and an RBI.
McNeil work four innings of relief and took the loss.
Millbrook downed Post 79 11-4 in the finale.
Lisenby collected a pair of hits for Post 79, while Smith belted a solo homerun. Little added a double and an RBI.
Whitney Qualls worked five innings and took the loss.
Brewton begins its final week of regular season play Thursday when it hosts Dothan in a 2 p.m. doubleheader that will be played at Jefferson Davis Community College. Post 79 will follow up that twinbill with a pair of games against Demopolis Saturday. That doubleheader will be played at JDCC with a 1 p.m. start.

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