Brewton Phillies shock Orioles
Published 12:23 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Late-inning rallies and extra-inning excitement highlighted Monday’s action in Cal Ripken baseball at both parks in Brewton and East Brewton. And with the regular-season winding down to just a little over a week remaining, the baseball being played has been fun to watch—especially if you were at the YMCA Sports Park Monday night when the proud Phillies – bolstered by an eventually game-winning two-run home run by Austin Holmes – upset the regular-season champion Orioles, 7-5 in the first of two 11-12 Division games.
In an interleague game at East Brewton, the Yankees overcame an early 4-1 deficit and needed an extra-inning to defeat the East Brewton Phillies 9-7. It was the Yankees’ third extra-inning game in the last five outings, all of which they have won.
In the 9-10 Division, the East Brewton Marlins edged the Indians, 12-11, in the first of two interleague games before the Flomaton Canes defeated the Diamondbacks, 8-5.
PHILLIES 7, ORIOLES 5
Scoring all seven runs in their final two at-bats, the Phillies were able to pull off the victory over the regular-season champion Orioles, when Austin Holmes capped the late-inning rally – the Phillies scored three runs in the fourth and four more in the bottom of the fifth – with a two-run home run blast.
In getting the win, the Phillies overcame a 2-0 deficit in the third and a 5-3 deficit in the fifth.
The Orioles (11-3) scored two runs in the third and three more in the fifth and had chances to do further damage, but the Phillies got out of jams in the first, fourth and fifth innings to keep it close. In the first, the Orioles had runners at second and third with just one out after Hunter Brittain reached on an error and Stokes Jennings followed with a single, but Phillies starter Drew Williamson was able to coax a ground ball out and a strikeout to get out of the inning. In both the fourth and fifth innings, the Orioles had runners in scoring position as well, before the Phillies shut the door of opportunity.
Brittain had given his team a 2-0 lead in the third when he belted a two-out, two-run home run – his third of the year. Needing just six outs to claim the win, the Orioles watched as the Phillies mounted a two-out rally in which Austin Holmes led off with a walk before Daniel Blair’s bloop single set up back-to-back long doubles by Cameron Pope and Harrison Hughes that netted the three runs needed to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead.
Undaunted, the Orioles mounted a rally of their own in the fifth. After a leadoff strikeout, Jordan Williams reached on an error and scored on Brittain’s RBI double. Brittain and Jennings (who also reached on an error) then both scored on Jake Whiteworth’s single as his team built a 5-3 advantage.
Facing the always-dangerous top of the Phillies order, the Orioles watched helplessly as Williamson led off with a single, followed by Lane Clark’s single. Both scored when O’Neil White blasted a two-run single to tie the game. Then, facing an 0-2 count, Holmes ripped his first home run of the year, a two-run shot that ultimately proved the difference in the game. Clark came in in relief of Williamson and promptly shut down the bottom of the Oriole order with a groundout and a pair of strikeouts.
Offensively, Clark led all hitters with three singles, while Hughes added a single to his double and Blair had a pair of hits. Williamson allowed just three hits and struck out eight batters in four innings of work.
For the Orioles, Brittain and Jennings had two hits apiece, while Whitworth and Daniel Reed had the only other two singles.
Brewton Yankees 9, EB Phillies 7
The Brewton Yankees picked up a 9-7 win over the East Brewton Phillies Monday night in seven innings.
After seeing their 5-4 lead vanish to a 7-5 deficit in the bottom of the fifth, the Yankees scored two runs in the sixth to tie the game at 7-7 and added two in the top of the seventh to lead 9-7.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Yankees held the Phillies to no runs with runners on second and third to get the win.
Joshua Winton and Jason Konsler pitched in the win allowing seven runs, seven hits, walked four and struck out 12.
Troy Lewis was 1-for-5 and Joshua Winton was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Steven McCall was 2-for-4 and Konsler had a two-run homerun.
Caleb Winton was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Austin Rowell had an RBI single.
Weston Riddle, Jeremy Sims, and Joseph Booker pitched in the loss for the Phillies.
Booker was 2-for-4 with a double and Patrick Lovelace was 1-for-4.
Sims was 2-for-3 with a double. Weston Riddle and Cameron Taylor was 1-for-3 with Taylor having two RBIs.
EB MARLINS 12, INDIANS 11
Facing a 12-5 deficit going into their last at-bat, the Indians mounted a furious final rally to score six runs and had the bases loaded with the tying run at third before Marlins pitcher Matt Thomas finally put an end to the comeback bid with a strikeout to win the game for his team.
That rally came after the Marlins had scored three runs in the first, four in the second and two in the third as they built a 9-3 advantage. They were aided by 13 walks, but also got timely hits from Matt Thomas, Sawyer Lewis and Ty Williams. Thomas had a two-run hit in the first, then doubled and scored in the fourth. Lewis two RBI singles while his second hit was followed by an RBI single by Williams in the fifth that proved the game-winner.
The Indians’ benefited from 10 walks and four errors in their quest for the comeback win. Six of those walks and two of those errors came in that last at-bat. Trentez Johnson, who had two hits on the night, had the only hit in that final inning, an RBI single that scored Blake Jernigan.
Other than Johnson, Nolan Atkinson had an RBI double and eventually scored, while Blake and his brother Lyon Jernigan each had hits.
FLOMATON CANES 8, D’BACKS 5
While Flomaton scored early and kept the pressure on by scoring four more in the third and two in the fourth, the D’Backs kept it close with a five-run third before they were shut down the rest of the way, including three strikeouts in their last chance to close the game.
Flomaton’s runs came on five scattered hits, three walks and five D’Backs errors, while the latter reached on 12 walks and had just one hit – an RBI single by Matt Smith.