A's blank Braves to win EB 9-10 title; Yanks go extra to wrap up 11-12 crown
Published 6:31 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2007
By BY BRUCE HIXON – SPORTS EDITOR
Justin Sessions and Dylan Godwin posted double-digit strikeout performances to lead their teams to wins and league-clinching victories in East Brewton Little League play.
Sessions and Robert Jones combined on a two-hitter and 12 strikeouts to lead the A's to a 7-0 win over the Braves to wrap up the Age 9-10 championship.
The Braves (3-5) could have forced a three-way tie with the A's and idle Cubs for the regular season championship with a victory. Instead the A's (5-3) won the title outright, while the Cubs (4-4) finished one game back.
Meanwhile Godwin and Brian Settle combined for 17 strikeouts to lead the Yankees to a 4-0, eight-inning win over the Dodgers to wrap up the Age 11-12 regular season title.
The game was scoreless until the top of the eighth when the Yankees, who had been shut out on only three hits prior to that inning, strung together five hits that led to the four decisive runs.
The Yankees, who struck out a combined 19 times against Hunter Mullins and Cam Blackman, finished league play with a 7-1 record. The Dodgers, who would have forced a tie for first place with a victory, finished two games back at 5-3.
A's 7, Braves 0
A'S: Justin Sessions struck out 10 and allowed only one hit for the victory. Robert Jones struck out two and allowed one hit in relief. Sessions had a single and scored a run. Robin Swift had a single and scored two runs. Mike Williams scored two runs. Jones and Dakota Robinson scored a run.
BRAVES: Lane Chavers struck out seven and allowed only one hit, but took the loss. Joseph Booker had a single and a triple.
Yankees 4, Dodgers 0
YANKEES: Dylan Godwin struck out 14 and allowed only one hit to get the win. Brian Settle struck out three and allowed one hit in relief. Damion Williams had two singles and scored a run. Dillan Carpenter and Trace Thomas had a single and scored a run. Settle had a single, a triple and scored a run. Trey Thomas had a triple. Dylan Godwin had a single.
DODGERS: Hunter Mullins struck out 14 and allowed only three hits. Cam Blackman added five strikeouts. Mullins and Cord Moulder had a double.