EC Green falls to Evergreen

Published 11:12 pm Monday, July 7, 2008

By By Adam Robinson -sports editor
After receiving an opening round bye in the 9-and-10-year-old tournament, the Escambia County Green team faced a tough Opp team and put up a good fight before falling 11-8 and to 0-1 in the tournament.
After the loss to Opp, Escambia County Green fell into the loser's bracket where they met Evergreen and fell 5-2.
With the two losses in the tournament, Escambia County went 0-2 in the tournament.
Opp 11, Escambia County Green 8
The Escambia County 9-and-10-year-old All Stars dug themselves in a quick hole against Opp as they fell 3-0 after the top of the first inning, but quickly rebounded with four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-3 lead.
Escambia County then built a 5-3 lead over Opp only to see that lead disappear from a two run lead to a six run deficit as Opp scored eight runs over the final four innings.
After falling behind 11-5, Escambia County rallied to cut the lead to 11-8 after scoring three runs in the sixth inning, but could not manage anymore runs as they fell 11-8 to Opp to drop into the losers bracket.
Connor White, Jo Jo Booker, Andrew Cash, and Malcolm Hawthorne all got things going for Escambia County in the bottom of the first.
White was hit by an Opp pitch and Booker followed with a walk to give Escambia County early runners. Cash and Hawthorne then singled and an Opp pitch then hit Dalton Shell. Lane Chavers added a fielder's choice to the mix to give Escambia County a 4-3 lead after one inning of play.
After holding Opp scoreless in the second inning, a single by Kainoa Gumapac was followed by a White single and Hawthorne singled to give Escambia County a 5-3 lead after two innings.
Escambia County was then held scoreless until the sixth inning as Opp built an 11-5 lead.
In the inning, two quick walks and an Opp error followed two more walks and a single by Hayden Hammond to cut the lead to 11-8, but that was the final runs of the game for Escambia County as they fell by three runs.
Evergreen 5, Escambia County Green 2
Just like in their previous tournament game against Opp, Escambia County built an early lead only to fall to late runs from the opposing team and lose the game.
Against Evergreen, Escambia County built a 2-0 lead after two innings of play only to watch Evergreen score three runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead and then add two more runs in the sixth inning to claim the 5-2 win.
In the second inning for Escambia County Green, Dalton Shell led the inning by getting hit-by-pitch and Lane Chavers doubled and Conner White singled to give Escambia Green an early 2-0 lead.
The runs would be the only runs in the game for Escambia Green as Evergreen scored five runs to win 5-2.
Andrew Cash took the loss on the mound for Escambia County. Offensively, Lane Chavers was 1-for-2 with a double and Conner White and Andrew Cash were both 1-for-3.

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