After early pitching duel, Angels take 4-0 win over Yankees to claim win

Published 6:08 pm Wednesday, May 28, 2008

By Staff
The Brewton Angels and the East Brewton Yankees faced off in the 11/12 Little League City Championship game last Thursday at the Brewton YMCA Sports Park with the Angels claiming a 4-0 win.
The Angels defeated the Pirates early in the week for their berth in title game, while the Yankees knocked off the East Brewton Dodgers for their shot at the title.
The Championship game was the forth meeting of the year between the Angels and Yankees, with the Angels claiming two of the previous three meetings.
Darby Black got the start on the mound for the Angels, while the Yankees started Tyler Joyner.
It was a pitching dual until the bottom of the third inning when Dominique Jackson got things started for the Angels with a triple. Zac Griffin was up next with a double, followed by Keaton Parker who reached on an error.
Darby Black was then issued an intentional walk, followed by James Peach who reached on a fielder's choice.
Dylan Etheridge then delivered at the plate with a single. When the dust settled the Angels were up 3-0, which was more than enough offense for the win.
The Brewton Angels added an additional run in the fifth inning to defeat the East Brewton Yankees 4-0.
The victory by the Angels earned them the City Tournament Championship and their second Championship in as many weeks. Exactly one week prior the Angels defeated the Yankees 10-5, earning them the regular season Championship for the 11/12 year old Little League Division. In addition to finishing second in the City Tournament, the Yankees also placed second in the regular season of the 11/12 year old Little League Division.
Darby Black was credited with the win in a complete game for the Angels, allowing only three base runners in six innings.
Black pitched a shut out and allowed one hit, with 10 strike outs and issuing only one walk. Tyler Joyner took the loss for the Yankees in a complete game.
Joyner allowed four runs on six hits, with seven strikeouts and only issuing one walk.
Darby Black led the Angels at the plate going 2-for-2, with a single, a double, one RBI, one run scored, and one intentional walk.
Dominique Jackson was 1-for-3 with a triple and one run scored. Zac Griffin was 1-for-3 with a double and one run scored.
Dylan Etheridge was 1-for-2 with a single and two RBI's. James Peach went 1-for-3 with a single and also reaching on a fielder's choice. Keaton Parker reached twice on errors, with one RBI and one run scored.
Cameron Easterling led the Yankees at the plate going 1-for-2 with a single. Tyler Joyner reached in the sixth inning on an Angel's error.
R. Jones also reached in the third inning on the only walk issued by Black.
The win for the Angels gave them a record of 12-4 on the year, while the loss for the Yankees gave them a final record of 10-6.
Earlier in the tournament, the Brewton Pirates defeated the Brewton Diamondbacks before falling to the Brewton Angels in the finals on the Brewton side.
Caden Lodge and Silas Tucker pitched in the win for the Pirates.
On the East Brewton side, the Dodgers advanced to play the Yankees after getting a forfeit win from Flomaton. Against the Yankees, the Dodgers rallied from a 6-0 deficit before falling 9-8.
Flomaton 10,
East Brewton 9 &10 Braves 0
In other Little League action the East Brewton Braves 9 &10-year olds fell to Flomaton 10-0.
The East Brewton Braves failed to get a hit in the game and committed five errors in the loss.
Joseph Booker, Cameron Taylor and Derrick Barton all pitched in the loss allowing only one hit and 10 runs while walking 11 and striking out nine.
Offensively for the Braves, no hitter had any hits in the game as Barton reached on a walk and Booker on a fielder's choice.
Flomaton One 14,
East Brewton 9 &10 Cubs 2
In other 9 and 10-year-old games, Flomaton One defeated the East Brewton Cubs 14-2.
Malcolm Hawthorne, Zack Williams, and Kenny Walker all pitched in the loss. The trio allowed five hits on 14 runs and allowed 13 walks and two strikeouts.
Quinn Riley and Andrew Langham were both 1-for-1 as Kenny Walker was 1-for-2 with a triple.
All Star teams for both leagues will not be announced to the public until June 15 according to Brewton and East Brewton League Presidents and Little League officials.
All three age group's tournaments will be held in the area.
Games will be held June 28 in East Brewton for the 9 and 10 year old all stars and July 1 for 10 and 11 year old all stars in East Brewton.
Brewton Little League will hold the 11 and 12-year-old All Star tournament that will be played on July 5 at the Brewton YMCA sports park.