Brewton 16-18s have short time frame to get ready for state
Published 2:15 am Wednesday, July 11, 2007
By BY BRUCE HIXON – sports editor
Less than a week separates the end of the Brewton Advanced Babe Ruth regular season and the start of the state tournament, which gets underway Thursday at T.R. Miller High School.
Brewton age 16-18s head coach Mike Perry said there is both good and bad with the small window for preparation.
Brewton opens up play Thursday with a 7 p.m. contest against Covington County. Atmore squares off against Gulf Coast in the other first-round game Friday at 3 p.m.
Perry said Gulf Coast, which is based out of Mobile, is probably the tournament favorite.
Teams often go as far as their pitching will carry them. Perry feels his team's pitching should be able to hold its own.
Perry said the opening game of the tournament is huge.
Perry said it is a big advantage for his team to host the tournament.
Perry, who is also the Brewton Babe Ruth League president and the state tournament director, said assistant coaches Jacob Salter and Daniel Hodge would have much impact on how the squad is run.