Brewton 11-12s fall to Opp 8-3 in championship game Wednesday
In the deciding championship game for the Brewton 11-12 Little League All Stars Wednesday in Opp, Opp used a five-run second inning to defeat Brewton 8-3.
Brewton finished as runner-up in the tournament.
With the loss, Brewton finished 3-2 in the tournament, winning three straight after losing to Opp in the opening round of the tournament Saturday.
Brewton defeated Escambia County, Evergreen, and Opp Tuesday night after the opening loss before falling to Opp Wednesday.
Brewton came out in the game hot Wednesday as they scored three first inning runs, but that would be all the runs they would muster in the game as Opp scored eight unanswered to win the game and take the championship.
After a leadoff out to start the game, Brewton used a ground rule double from Jake Najor and back-to-back singles from Trippe Floyd and Ethan Tyree to take a 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning.
Opp would cut the Brewton lead to 3-1 after one inning of play and after holding Brewton scoreless in the top of the second and the remainder of the game, used a five-run second inning, all with two outs, to be the difference in the game.
In the inning, Opp used four hits: a three-run double to take a 4-3 lead and a two-run homerun to take a 6-3 lead over Brewton.
Opp would later score one run in the third inning and one in the fifth inning to take an 8-3 lead into the top of the sixth inning and be three outs from the title.
After Brewton’s leadoff batter Kellyn Winn was hit-by-pitch, Opp turned a double play and got the third out on a strikeout for the win.
Jared Cooper took the loss on the mound for Brewton as he went four innings and allowed eight runs, six earned, six hits, walked four and struck out eight.
Brooks Brown went the final inning and struck out one.
For Brewton at the bat, Najor was 1-for-3 with a double and Floyd led the way going a perfect 3-for-3 with a double.
Ethan Tyree was 1-for-3 with one RBI and Winn was 1-for-2.
Brewton had six hits in the game to Opp’s six and both teams made two errors in the game.
Brewton left five runners on base while Opp left three.
With their backs against the wall Tuesday night and needing to defeat Opp twice to win the district championship, Brewton... read more