Marlins slow down but can't beat Brewton Babe Ruth leaders

Published 6:26 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Marlins did something none of their predecessors could do. They slowed the Twins down. In the end, the Marlins joined a growing list of teams who were unable to beat the Brewton Babe Ruth League leaders.
Conner Denton pitched four perfect innings with seven strikeouts and Dylan Smith added three hitless innings with five strikeouts to lead the Twins to a 6-2 win Monday in East Brewton.
The run output was the lowest of the season for the Twins, who had averaged 12.3 runs a game in their first three contests. The Twins still managed six extra-base hits, all of which went for doubles.
The Twins (5-0) had just a 2-1 lead headed into the bottom of the fifth when they broke the game open with four unearned runs.
Both runs the Marlins (2-3) scored came on balks.
Two other league games were played Monday. The Devil Rays (5-1) beat the Giants 13-6, while the Nationals (5-1) downed the Orioles 11-3.
Individual results from those games were not available at press time.
TWINS: Conner Denton and Dylan Smith combined on a no-hitter and 12 strikeouts. Denton had a double and scored a run. Smith had a double and scored two runs. Bradley Brown had two doubles and scored two runs. Brian Sims had two doubles and scored a run. Jaren Jackson and Michael Kast had a single.
MARLINS: Dylan Bell and Randy Davis scored a run.
Twins 5-0
Nationals 5-1
Marlins 2-3
Devil Rays 2-4
Giants 1-4
Orioles 1-4

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