Brewton 11-12s roll into third round
Published 1:17 am Wednesday, July 4, 2007
By BY BRUCE HIXON – sports editor
Jacob Fillmore and Wes Maddox set the table for the rest of the lineup, Cody Smith delivered the big blow and Ryan Hunt did the rest on the mound to lead the Brewton Little League Age 11-12 All-Stars to a 7-1 win over East Brewton in Sunday's second round of the District 5 Tournament held at Evergreen.
Brewton tried to earn a berth in the championship round Tuesday when it met Opp. The championship round will get underway Thursday at 7 p.m. If necessary, a second championship game will be Friday at 7 p.m.
If Brewton came up short Tuesday, it will enter play in the elimination bracket tonight at 7 p.m. against either Andalusia or East Brewton. Tonight's winner will advance to the championship round where it will have to beat the winner of Tuesday's Brewton/Opp contest twice.
Both Fillmore and Maddox were key offensive sparks for Brewton Sunday. Fillmore had a pair of singles and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, while Maddox had a single, a double and scored two runs.
It was a two-run homer by Cody Smith in the top of the second inning off Brian Settle that gave Brewton a 2-0 lead it never relinquished.
Smith's homerun came one batter after Tyler Dehoff started the second inning rally with a triple.
East Brewton also got a roundtripper in the second inning, but the difference was Hunter Mullins' shot came with the bases empty and left East Brewton still down a run.
Brewton extended its lead by a pair of runs in the top of the third with four consecutive two-out singles by Maddox, Rasheem Thomas, William Whittle and Dehoff. Whittle's and Dehoff's hits were RBI hits.
Brewton ran its cushion up to 6-1 in the fifth with two more runs. Fillmore beat out an infield single and Maddox doubled. Both scored on wild pitches.
Brewton's final marker came in the sixth, a singles by Josh Maloy and Hunt set up a sacrifice fly by Fillmore.
East Brewton never got more than one runner on base in an inning against Hunt until the bottom of the sixth when Settle singled with one out and Mullins reached on an error.
Brewton 022 021 - 7 11 1
East Brewton 010 000 - 1 5 2
Brewton 9, Flomaton 1
Brewton cruised into the second round Saturday when it opened the tournament with a 9-1 win over Flomaton.
Brewton got another complete game effort on the mound, as Sam Smith tossed a five-hitter with five strikeouts.
A five-run second inning gave Smith and his teammates all the cushion they needed.
William Whittle led off with a double and scored on an RBI single by Tyler Dehoff. Cody Smith followed with an RBI double. Ryan Hunt and Jacob Fillmore also hit RBI doubles and Wes Maddox hit an RBI single.
Brewton took a 6-0 lead in the fourth when Hunt singled, stole second, went to third on an error and scored on a single by Fillmore.
Whittle reached on an error and scored on a single by Sam Smith in the fifth that made it 7-1.
Hunt led off the sixth with a triple and scored on a wild pitch. A single by Fillmore led to an RBI double by Rasheem Thomas that gave Brewton its final two runs.
Smith had a shutout going until the bottom of the sixth when Flomaton's Nick Sutton doubled and Shane Garner singled him home.
Brewton 050 112 - 9 12 1
Flomaton 000 001 - 1 5 5