Babe Ruth baseball is new to Denton; all-star season is not
Published 12:44 am Monday, July 2, 2007
By BY BRUCE HIXON – sports editor
If it is All-Star baseball season in Brewton, Randy Denton must be involved somewhere.
Denton does find himself in a bit of a different role this summer.
After nine years of work with Brewton Little League, which included two four-year coaching stints and a one-year stint as league president in the middle of that stretch, Denton has moved on to the Brewton Babe Ruth level where he is coaching the 13-year-old all-stars.
Denton said another tough transition for 13-year-olds is competing against 14 and 15-year-olds during regular season play.
Another adjustment for 13-year-olds is Brewton and East Brewton players are combined into one league in Babe Ruth after competing against each other in separate leagues throughout Little League.
Denton said coaching during the all-star season is different from regular season play.
Denton's team had the advantage of playing its district tournament on its home turf at T.R. Miller High School. Play began Thursday and concludes this weekend. Brewton earned a spot in the championship round with a 10-0 win over South Monroe Thursday and a 12-2 victory over Atmore Friday. Brewton was going to face one of those teams again in the finals.
Denton is thankful for the opportunity to work with assistant coaches Gary Clements and Spencer Williamson.