Brewton Yankees rally to defeat Orioles 13-12 in nine innings
Published 11:07 am Thursday, May 12, 2011
YANKEES 13, ORIOLES 12 (9 INNINGS)
Despite yet another impressive pitching performance from Orioles pitcher Hunter Brittain – who had 17 strikeouts in six innings of work – the Brewton Yankees were able to push the game into extra innings, overcome a 12-7 deficit in the eighth, and finally win it in the bottom of the ninth when Preston Townsend smacked a walk-off double down the leftfield line that scored Jason Konsler.
For the Yankees, who faced deficits of 4-0 (first inning), 7-4 (second) and 12-7 (eighth), the only lead they enjoyed came on Townsend’s game-winner. This extra-inning game – in which they registered eight hits from the seventh inning on – was the Yankees’ fourth in their last five games, all of which they’ve won.
The Orioles had taken a seemingly insurmountable 12-7 lead in the top of the eighth, with the big blow being a three-run home run by Brittain (his third against the Yankees this year). But the Yankees countered with three doubles to score a pair of runs before Troy Lewis – who had been 0-4 coming into his last at-bat – crushed a three-run home run, the first of his career, to knot it back up at 12-12. That set up Townsend’s heroics in the bottom of the ninth. In the matter of just a few pitches, Konsler hit a double in the right-centerfield gap and Townsend followed with a double of his own to chase home the winning run.
The Orioles jumped out early to take a lead when their lethal top four batters of Jordan Williams, Brittain, Stokes Jennings and Russell Smith, who accounted for all of their team’s six hits, did what they have done all year … get on base and score. Williams led off and reached on an error, Brittain was hit by a pitch and Jennings and Smith followed with consecutive singles en route to a 4-0 lead. The Yankees countered by tying it in the bottom of the inning, only to watch as the Orioles’ Jared Baker and Kishon Patel drew walks to lead off the top of the second before Williams belted his first career homer – a three-run bomb – to give his team the 7-4 advantage.
The Yankees chipped away and scored two runs in the fourth and another in the fifth to tie it at 7-7. In the fourth, Joseph Nance singled and he and Steven McCall eventually scored, before Caleb Winton led off the fifth with a single and scored on Joshua Winton’s RBI fielder’s choice to send the game into bonus baseball.
Both teams had the go-ahead or winning run on second base in the seventh inning, but neither was able to push that run across, setting the stage for the exciting eighth inning and then the deciding ninth.
For the Orioles, Williams had a pair of hits – including his home run – and four RBIs, while Smith added two hits and two RBIs and Brittain and Stokes had the other two hits. The Yankees’ 12-hit attack was led by Konsler, who had three hits, while both Caleb Winton and Nance each had two. Lewis, Townsend, Ty McFerrin, McCall and Hayden Atkinson each had a hit apiece. On the mound, Caleb Winton, Konsler and Townsend combined for 20 strikeouts before Townsend eventually earned the win with six strikeouts over the last two innings.
Flomaton Rays 11, EB Red Sox 3
In Thursday night games in East Brewton, the Flomaton Rays earned an 11-3 win over the East Brewton Red Sox.
Michael Ledford and Dawson Stewart were both 1-for-3 at the plate for the Rays in the win while Morgan Riley was 1-for-1 for the lone Red Sox hit.
Austin Najors pitched in the win for the Rays allowing three runs, one hit, walked two and struck out 11.
For the Red Sox, Tyler Pierce and Marcus Dillard pitched allowing 11 runs, two hits, walked 11 and struck out nine.
EB Marlins 11, Brewton Diamondbacks 10
The East Brewton Marlins edged out the Diamondbacks of Brewton 11-10.
Matt Thomas pitched in the win for the Marlins allowing 10 runs, six hits, six walks and struck out 10.
Micah Flores was the pitcher of record for the Diamondbacks allowing 11 runs, nine hits, walked four and struck out five.
At the plate for the Marlins, Thomas was 2-for-3 with a triple and Caleb Kaylor was 2-for-3 with a double. Jacob Crane was 1-for-3 with a triple and Dylan Ingram, Shannon Stacey, Ty Williams and Michael Steel all had hits in the win for the Marlins.
For the Diamondbacks, Matt Smith was 1-for-3 with a triple and Joseph Blackburn and Cole Jernigan were both 1-for-3 with a double each.
Jaxson Flores was 1-for-3 and Micah Flores was 2-for-2.
EB Giants 5, Brewton Phillies 4
In another extra inning game for the Giants, the Giants pulled out a 5-4 win over the Brewton Phillies.
Blake McGraw and Conner Huskey pitched in the win allowing four runs, three hits, walked two and struck out four.
At the plate, Tyler Williams and Marcus Simmons were both 1-for-3 along with Huskey. Hunter Revel was 1-for-2 with a triple and Brandon Moye was 2-for-2.
For the Phillies, Lane Clark and Drew Williamson pitched allowing five runs, six hits, walked none and struck out seven. Williamson was 2-for-4 at the plate and Austin Holmes was 1-for-3.
EB Red Sox 10, Brewton Cardinals 9
In another close game, the East Brewton Red Sox defeated the Brewton Cardinals 10-9.
Tucker Davenport and Dillard pitched in the win allowing nine runs, four hits, walked six and struck out 11.
Davenport was 2-for-4 with a double and Morgan Riley was 1-for-2. Dillard was 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and Christian Nelson was 1-for-3 with a double. Samuel Wright was 1-for-3.
For the Cardinals, Logan Bush, A.J. Walker and Drew Reed pitched allowing 10 runs, seven hits, walked 10 and struck out four.
Hunter Johnson was 2-for-4 with a double and Kyle Blevins was 2-for-4.
EB Nationals softball 14, EB Jays 8
The Nationals defeated the Jays 14-8 Thursday night.
Erin Salter was 1-for-2 and Heather Redash and Tatum Reeves were both 1-for-1.
Reeves and Aleigh Lanier pitched in the loss allowing eight runs, two hits, walked six, six hits.
Abbie Sessions and Catlyn Chavers pitched for the Jays allowing 14 runs, three hits, walked 12 and struck out two.
Andrea Hammac was 1-for-2 and Brea Murphy was 1-for-1.
EB Orioles 16, Brewton Blasters 9
The East Brewton Orioles held the Brewton Blasters to one hit in a 16-9 win over the Orioles.
Haleigh Dubose and Shaena Kaylor pitched in the win for the Orioles allowing nine runs, one hit, walked 14 and struck out five.
Tori Wyatt was 3-for-3 and Erin Hartsel was 2-for-3. Jena Wyatt, Kendra Collins and Dubose all had one hit in the win.
For the Blasters, Courtney Lisenby and Anna Kate Brittain pitched in the loss allowing 16 runs, eight hits, 13 walks, and struck out six.
Katie Kirkland was 1-for-1 for the lone hit.
Brewton Firebirds 17, Jays 5
Myra Reiss and Mary Madison Brown combined for a no-hitter Monday night against the Jays, leading their team to a 17-5 win.
Reiss and Brown combined to allow five runs, no hits, walked 12 and struck out six.
Reiss and Hannah Lindsey were both 2-for-2 in the win and Brown was 1-for-1.
Abbie Sessions, Catlyn Chavers and Rachael Dyess pitched in the loss allowing 17 runs, five hits, walked 14 and struck out one.