Brewton Cal Ripken seeing big wins

Published 7:56 am Friday, April 8, 2011

Three blowout wins headlined Thursday’s final night of Cal Ripken baseball play before Spring Break provides a week of respite.
In the 11-12 Division, neither game went past four innings as both the Orioles and the Phillies handily won their games. The Orioles slapped the Yankees, 10-0, to not only make a statement but to take a firm grasp on the league’s top spot. Not far behind were the Phillies, who opened the night with a 16-1 drubbing of the East Brewton Giants.
In the 9-10 Division, the East Brewton Red Sox scored early and often to beat the Cardinals 15-4.

Behind yet another dominant performance on the mound from Hunter Brittain, the Orioles (4-2) now have a two-game lead in the standings. Brittain struck out 11 and gave up only a lone infield hit to Jason Konsler in the four-inning game.
On the offensive side, the top four batters in the order for the Orioles were a combined 7-of-11. Leadoff Jordan Williams led the way with three hits and scored twice. Russell Smith stayed hot at the plate as well, smashing a single and triple for three RBIs. Brittain added two more infield hits. The other two hits from the Orioles came on singles from Jake Whitworth and Andrew Etheridge.

The Giants got a leadoff triple from Stephen Summerlin, who then scored on Conner Huskey’s single, then left the bases loaded without being able to score any more runs in the first inning. By contrast, the Phillies countered with 13 runs in the bottom of the inning and won going away.
The Phillies slapped 10 hits and benefited from 12 walks to gain the victory. Lane Clark, who got the win on the mound, was one of four Phillies who had two hits in the game. Along with Clark and Kristian Smith, both of whom had a single and double, Austin Holmes and O’Neil White slapped a pair of singles.
Blake McGraw had the only other hit for the Giants.

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Three first-inning walks gave Sammuel Wright the opportunity to bat, and he made the most of it, capping a four-run first with a two-run double. From there the Sox added four in the third and six more in the fourth to win easily.
Marcus Dillard booked half of the six hits by the Red Sox, getting a pair of singles and a double, while Morgan Riley added a double and Tyler Pierce at triple. In all, the Red Sox also drew 19 walks.
A.J. Walker and Brandon Coleman got the only hits for the Cardinals.

While Jason Konsler was striking out seven en route to a one-hit victory, his Yankees teammates exploded for a six-run second inning and hung on for the win.
Caleb Winton led the seven-hit attack of the Yankees (2-2) with a double, single and three RBIs. Troy Lewis also had a pair of hits, including a triple. Ty McFerrin, Steven McCall and Baylen Parker also had hits for the winners.

The Giants parlayed eight early runs into the win as Derrick Barton, Conner Huskey and TyShawn Davis had six of their team’s eight hits. Barton and Davis each had a double and single, and Huskey recorded two singles. Marcus Simmons and Aaron Bosarge each had a single as well.
The Orioles (2-2) were led by Hunter Brittain, who doubled and singled, while Jordan Williams, Stokes Jennings, Andrew Etheridge and Jake Whitworth each had hits as well.

Flomaton won a pitchers’ duel and scored two unearned runs in the third inning to eventually win the game. Kal Gumapac got the win after pitching three scoreless innings, striking out nine. Hayden Hammond came on in the fourth to close it out with six more strikeouts. They combined for a two-hitter to get the win.
On the other side, Caleb Winton went the distance for the Yankees (2-3), giving up just two hits while striking out 12. He also had one of his team’s two hits, a single. Baylen Parker also got a bunt single.

Jumping out 6-0 early, the Yankees (3-3) had to hold on despite a furious Phillies (2-4) rally to get the win. Through four innings, the lead was cut to 6-4 and the Yankees tallied five more runs over the final two innings to get the win.
Jason Konsler went the distance to get the win, giving up seven hits and nine walks but striking out 12. Baylen Parker led the Yankees with three bunt singles and scored twice. Konsler (2B), Troy Williams (2B) Joshua Winton and Caleb Winton (2B) all went 2-for-3 with two RBIs each. Preston Townsend and Ty McFerrin each had an RBI single, and Steven McCall also had a hit.
The Phillies, as usual, were led at the plate by Drew Williamson and Lane Clark. Both were 2-for-3 with two runs scored each. Austin Holmes had two-run single and both O’Neil White and Christian Smith had hits as well.

The Canes jumped out to an 8-2 lead and never looked back. Kent had a two-run double for the winners, who mostly benefited from nine walks.
The Indians’ only hit of the game came when Austin Greenwood had a two-run single in the second inning.

The Marlins overcome a 7-2 second-inning deficit by scoring nine runs over the final three innings to win the nail-biter.
Matt Thomas tripled and singled and scored three runs for the Marlins, while Ty Williams had a single, Austin McCall a two-run double and Dylan Ingram added a double in the win.
The D-Backs were led by Jackson Flores, who had a triple and single and three RBIs, while Micah Flores and Matt Smith added doubles.