Brewton LL sees winners
Published 11:20 am Monday, April 13, 2009
From staff reports
Brewton Little League opened the season Saturday to sunshine and the crack of the bats. . “We had a lot of players come out and participate this year, and are looking forward to an exciting season,” Brewton Little League President Steve Parker said.
Opening ceremonies for the 9-10 year old players was held at 10 a.m. followed by the first game of the season.
Red Sox 4, Reds 2
In Opening Day play Saturday, the Red Sox got a complete-game, four-hit win from Joshua Winton. He struck out five and yielded just one walk. His effort was aided by a solid defensive effort that included stellar plays by center fielder Troy Lewis and catcher Tyler Baxter. The Red Sox scored two runs in each of the first two innings while Lane Clark and Lewis led the team with two hits each.
The Reds were led by Hunter Brittain’s RBI single, while Garrett Salter singled and eventually scored.
Stokes Jennings was 1-for-2 in the game.
Salter and Jennings both pitched for the Reds.
Salter went 2 2/3 inning allowing three walks, striking out three, two hits and hit one in the loss.
Jennings went 1 1/3 and struck out three.
Cubs 9, Red Sox 7
In Opening Day play Saturday, the Cubs blasted out to an 8-0 lead before a furious Red Sox comeback bid fell just short. The Cubs scored four runs in the first and four more in the third to take that lead. The visitors got four straight hits to lead off the first, including singles by Drew Williamson, Nash Diercks and Jordan Williams, before Preston Townsend blasted a three-run double. Both Townsend and Daniel Blair added RBI hits in the third as well. After the initial barrage, the Red Sox drew to within 9-7 with a run in the third and five more in the fourth before the comeback was stalled. The Reds were led by Williamson, Williams and Townsend, each of whom had two hits apiece, while Townsend added a stellar effort defensively at second base. The Red Sox countered with a double and single from Lane Clark, who also scored two runs, and RBI singles by Troy Lewis, Caleb Winton, Joshua Winton and Russell Smith.
Red Sox 7, Reds 6
Though the Reds jumped on the Red Sox early Monday night – they scored four runs on four hits in the first inning, including a two-run O’Neil White double – the Red Sox earned the come-from-behind win. After the Reds eventually took a 5-0 lead in the second inning the Red Sox chipped away at the deficit with two runs in the second inning, three more in the third, then the game-tying and eventual game-winner in the fourth inning.
After the initial Reds’ barrage, Lane Clark took over on the mound in the second inning and closed the door on the Reds. In the final four-plus innings of work, Clark gave up only three hits, struck out 8 and walked just one to earn the win. In the meantime, Caleb Winton (single), Tyler Baxter (single) and Troy Lewis (3B) had the only three Red Sox hits in the game. Defensively, the Red Sox benefited from stalwart plays by Gibb Roberts in right field and Harrison Hughes at third base.
On the other side, the Reds were led by Hunter Brittain’s perfect night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with three singles and a triple, and scored twice. Baylen Parker had an RBI double, Garrett Salter had a pair of singles, White added a single to his early double, and Davis Wade booked an RBI single. Stokes Jennings was impressive in relief on the mound, facing nine batters and striking out five while allowing just one hit.
The Reds were up by five in the second inning and the Red Sox tied the game in the third inning.
The Red grabbed a one-run lead in the top of the fourth inning, but the Red Sox took a one-run lead at the end of the fourth inning. With the game-tying run on third base, the Red Sox claimed the 7-6 win.
Red Sox 13, East Brewton A’s 3
The Brewton 9-10 Red Sox exploded for six runs in the second inning and used an 11-hit attack to defeat the East Brewton A’s in an interleague match up Tuesday night at the YMCA Sports Park. In the meantime, pitcher Caleb Winton threw a complete-game four-hitter with seven strikeouts and just three walks – and added an RBI double – to book the win and help his team move to 2—0 on the year.
Lane Clark and Troy Lewis, each of whom had three hits, led the offensive effort. Clark had a double and scored four runs, while Lewis added a triple among his three hits. Joshua Winton added a double, triple and four RBIs, while Hayden Atkinson hit the ball well for the Red Sox.
For the EB A’s, Duane Hamby singled and played outstanding defense at both shortstop and third base, while Keith Barksdale and Marcus Simmons each booked a single.
Phillies 8, Rays 5
The Phillies took an 8-5 win over the Rays.
For the Rays, Walker Harris was 2-for-3 with two singles and Jarrod Cooper was 1-for-3 with a triple and one RBI.
Chris Jones was 2-for-2 with two singles and Dylan Etheridge was 2-for-3 with two singles.
Larry Cheatham was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI and Jake Najor was 2-for-2 with a single, double and two RBIs in the loss.
Hunter Harp pitched three innings for the Ray and struck out four in the loss.
Chris Jones came in relief of Harp for one inning and struck out three.
For the Phillies, James Peach scored three runs and went 2-for-2 in the win.
Cole Blackman scored two runs and went 2-for-3 a single and a triple. The triple was the first hit of the game to deep left field.
Kyle Davis scored two runs and Jones Manning scored two runs and went 2-for-2 with two singles.
James Peach pitched the entire game for the Phillies for the 8-5 win.
Due to space limitations in today’s sports sections, all Brewton Little League games could not be published.
See Wednesday’s edition of the Brewton Standard for the results of games not in today’s section.