Brewton Little League seeing homeruns

Published 12:15 pm Wednesday, April 22, 2009

By Staff
From staff reports
It may not have registered at the City of Brewton offices, but there was a power surge at the YMCA Sports Park Monday night; and it came in the form of three Brewton Little League baseball games after taking a week off for spring break.
Four balls were crushed out of the park, and there were four other inside-the-park home runs as two 11-12-year-old games and one 9-10 outing was played.
In those games, the Phillies improved to 3-1 by outlasting the Twins (1-3), 10-8 in one older-division game, while the Rays registered a come-from-behind 7-3 win over the A’s in the other. In the only 9-10 game, the Reds defeated the Cubs 17-7.
Powered by the bat of James Peach the Phillies were able to hold off the Twins. Peach blasted a pair of home runs – a two-run shot in the first inning, followed by a grand slam in the third as his team raced to a 10-2 lead before staving off the comeback bid of the Twins. The lead was eventually cut to 10-8 with a 6-run, fourth-inning rally, but fell just short. The game had been tied 2-2 in the second frame when the Twins’ Josh Bailey blasted a two-run homer.
Along with Peach, who also got the win on the mound, teammates Ethan Tyree and Kyle Davis contributed RBI doubles, while Christian Mancil, Jones Manning and Lowell Swain added singles.
The Twins were paced by Trippe Floyd, who was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs, while Jonathan Lucas added a pair of singles, while Keaton Parker booked a two-run, inside-the-park home run.
The Rays improved to 2-2 on the year thanks to a solid pitching performance by Hunter Harp.
His effort was aided by the bats of Dylan Etheridge, Larry Cheatum and Walker Harris, who tallied 8 hits between them. Etheridge and Cheatum were both perfect in three plate appearances, each having a pair of doubles.
Harris added a 2-for-3 night with a double, a triple and a run scored. Chris Jones blasted a two-run home run, while Jake Najor contributed an RBI single. Along with the bats, the Rays also utilized several great defensive plays to hold off their opponents. Austin Holmes and Grant Youngblood each energized the crowd with stellar plays from the outfield.
The A’s (1-2) got hits from Tyler Reid, Todd Mayo and Trin Miller, while Kellyn Winn joined the previous three by reaching base twice each in the game. On the defensive side, both Tyler Hoomes and Todd Mayo made impressive plays for their team.
In the only 9-10 game of the night, the Reds used a 13-hit attack to defeat the Cubs to move to 3-1 on the year. In doing so, four players had two or more hits each, led by Hunter Brittain, who was 3-for-4 with a pair of triples the seven RBIs.
Baylen Parker also had a pair of hits, as did O’Neal White, Andrew Etheridge (single and RBI triple) and Ryan Hooks. Garrett Salter got the win on the mound for the Reds, pitching two complete innings and striking out four, while five others got time on the mound in the win.
Preston Townsend’s inside-the-park home run and a single by Travis Carlson led the Cubs.
The following were games played prior to the Easter Break:
Keaton Parker slapped a hit and eventually scored the winning run in extra innings as the Twins defeated the Hurricanes to improve to 1-1. Will Smith struck out five batters as the starting pitcher and added a base hit, while Luke Agerton came on in relief to strike out seven and took the win on the mound. Jonathan Lucas and Steven Godwin added hits for the winners.             
With 11 hits coming from their first four batters, the Red Sox improved to 3-0 with the win over a short-handed Cubs team that played hard despite having lost one of its top players to injury. For the Red Sox, both Lane Clark and Joshua Winton were perfect at the plate; Clark – who also got his second pitching win of the week – had four hits, including an inside-the-park home run. Winton added a pair of triples in his three-hit night, which included five RBIs. Troy Lewis contributed three hits, Harrison Hughes two and Caleb Winton added three RBIs with a single.
The Cubs got RBI hits from Jordan Williams and Preston Townsend, while Nash Diercks (2B), Daniel Blair, Sam Terry and Travis Carlson also contributed hits.

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