Oh, so close!|Brewton 14s fall in state finals 11-7

Published 9:35 pm Monday, July 27, 2009

By Staff
From staff reports
After a thrilling come-from-behind win in the semifinals earlier Tuesday, Brewton dropped an 11-7 loss to South Huntsville in the state championship game Tuesday night at the state tournament in Huntsville.
Brewton trailed 11-5 heading into the last inning before scoring two runs in the inning to cut the lead to 11-7.
But after scoring two runs in the inning to cut the lead to 11-7, Huntsville ended the threat with a double play to end the game and the season for Brewton.
The loss was the first loss of the postseason for Brewton including the district games in which they were 2-0.
Brewton finished the postseason with a 7-1 record, the one loss coming in the state championship game.
Brewton finished second in the state with the four-run loss.
After Brewton scored two runs in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead, South Huntsville held Brewton in the second inning and scored six runs in the bottom of the inning to grab a 6-2 lead.
Huntsville then added one run in the third inning to take a 7-2 lead, but Brewton plated three runs in the fourth inning to cut the lead to 7-5.
The game stayed at 7-5 until the bottom of the fifth inning when Huntsville batted around and scored four runs in the inning to take an 11-5 lead.
Brewton scored two in the top of the seventh inning to cut the lead to 11-7, but it was not enough as Huntsville claimed the state championship win by two runs.
Ryan Hunt was 2-for-4 with a double and Jacob Fillmore was 1-for-3. Kevin Davis was 1-for-5 and Hunter Mullins was 1-for-3.
Tyler Dehoff was 1-for-3 in the loss and Brett Smith was 2-for-3 and Cody Smith was 1-for-3.
Semifinal game: Brewton 3, Sylacauga 2 9 innings
Brewton’s Ryan Hunt drove in the game-winning RBI on a Sylacauga error to put Brewton’s 14-year-old Babe Ruth team in the state title game Tuesday night in Huntsville.
Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, Wes Maddox drove in Cam Blackman from second to tie the game at 2-2 and force extra innings.
The hit was Maddox’s only hit in the game and first appearance at the plate.
Neither team scored in the extra innings until Hunt, with two outs and runners on first and third, drove in Blackman again to get the win 3-2.
Blackman was hit-by-pitch with one out and Caleb Stewart singled to put runners at first and second with one out.
Josh Maloy then grounded into a fielder’s choice to force out Stewart at second, but Blackman advanced to third on the play.
That brought up Hunt who singled to Sylacauga’s shortstop, who bobbled the ball and scored Blackman to put Brewton in the championship game.
Brewton trailed 2-0 after the top of the sixth inning as Sylacauga scored one run in the fourth inning and one in the top of the sixth inning.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Brewton plated on run to cut the lead to 2-1.
In the inning, Hunt led the inning off with a single and was followed by a double from Jacob Fillmore.
After holding Sylacauga in the top of the seventh inning, Brewton got the tying RBI from Maddox on a single to tie the game at 2-2 with two outs in the game.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Hunt drove in Blackman on the error to win the game.
Hunt was 1-for-5 and Fillmore was 2-for-4 with a double.
Kevin Davis was 1-for-4 in the win and Maddox was 1-for-1 with one RBI.