Brewton Dbacks and Indians to play for title Thursday

Published 12:59 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2011

So, now it all comes down to this. As if created in Hollywood, the Cal Ripken season comes down to the last game in the 9-10 Division, with the Brewton standings on the line. Having to win Tuesday to set up Thursday’s winner-take-all prize for the Brewton league, both the D’Backs and the Indians stepped up and got it done.
The D’Backs rode a masterful pitching performance from a 7-year-old to edge the Flomaton Rays, 7-6, while the Indians scored early and often to whip the Cardinals, 15-5. Both winners are deadlocked in the standings at 7-8 overall, and Thursday’s regular-season finale will determine the league winner.
In the 11-12 Division, where the winner has long been determined, the Orioles used a masterful performance of their own from Jordan Williams to defeat the Flomaton Canes 4-2 in the first of three interleague games. Joshua Winton took a no-hitter into the final inning before helping the Yankees defeat the East Brewton Giants, 15-3 while JoJo Booker struck out 11 and allowed just three hits to lead the East Brewton Phillies to a 4-2 decision over the Brewton Phillies.

While 7-year-old Jaxson Flores was registering his first complete-game win on the mound, his older brother Micah was scoring the winning run in the bottom of the fifth and final inning in an interleague game.
Jaxson struck out 10 and allowed just three hits – two of those in the first inning – as the D’Backs were able to keep pace in the league standings with the Indians. Micah made sure of the win by leading off the final inning with a single, went to third on Matt Smith’s hit then scored the game-winner when Joseph Blackburn laced a hit to left field. As it turned out, those three consecutive hits in that final inning were the only ones the D’Backs had in the game.
The win was set up after the D’Backs fell behind 2-0 early. They tied it at 2-2 in the second but watched as the Rays scored four runs in the third to take a 6-2 lead. The D’Backs then chipped away with three runs in the third and one in the fourth to tie it at 6-6, setting the stage for the last at-bat heroics.
For the Rays, Austin Majors had two hits, including a two-run double in the third and Cruz Odom had a single and scored twice.

After a first inning 2-2 tie, the Indians went on a 13-3 run over the next three innings to win easily over their league rival.
In doing so, the Indians drew 13 walks and scattered six timely hits to get the win. They broke the early tie by scoring six runs in the second inning, three in the third and four in the fourth. The Cardinals countered with just three hits – two by Todd Watson – and eight walks.
For the Indians, Blake Jernigan had a two-run single, while both Miller Hart and Joseph Carpenter added RBI singles. Stone Martin and Nolan Atkinson recorded their team’s other hits. While Watson had his two hits, including a two-run double, Hunter Johnson provided his team’s only other hit.

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While Jordan Williams was striking out 14 – including a stretch where he struck out 11 out of 13 – on the mound and hitting two doubles to help the Orioles (12-4) to a 4-0 lead throughout the game, a late Canes rally fell just short in the top of the sixth.
The Orioles scored two runs in both the first and third innings to hold the lead, before a two-run rally by the Canes ended with a strikeout and a groundout with a runner at third and the tying run on second.
In the first inning, Williams – who had a pair of doubles in the game – hit his first one to lead off and scored when Hunter Brittain’s hot shot to second was misplayed. Brittain then scored when Stokes Jennings followed that with a sharp double to left-center field.
In the third, Williams again led off with a double, Brittain followed with an RBI double and Jennings forced Brittain home on a fielder’s choice to make it 4-0.
Flomaton’s final shot produced a minor rally, but it fell short. A leadoff single and one-out walk led to RBI singles and with runners at second and third, Williams completed his gem by inducing a groundout to end the game.

The Phillies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, only to have East Brewton chip away and score solo runs in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings to win.
Joseph Booker had 11 strikeouts to lead the EB Phillies, and was aided by three unearned runs and an RBI double from teammate Taylor.
The Brewton Phillies scored two in the first to take that early lead when Drew Williamson blasted a triple on the first pitch of the game and scored on Lane Clark’s single on the very next pitch. Austin Holmes reached on a fielder’s choice and eventually scored on a passed ball. The Phillies had runners in scoring position twice after, but were unable to get any more runs home.
Williamson added a single to his double, while Clark and Jake Whitworth had the only other two hits for the Brewton Phillies. East Brewton got a pair of hits from Lovelace, while Taylor added a single.

YANKEES 15, EB GIANTS 3 (4 Innings)
Joshua Winton took a no-hitter into the final inning and benefited from a Yankee offense that exploded for 12 hits and 15 runs in the first three innings to get their third straight victory.
Winton ended the night with six strikeouts while giving up three hits in the game. He also helped his own cause at the plate with a pair of hits, including a bases-loaded triple. He was aided by his teammates scoring four runs in the first, four more in the second and then put it away with a seven-run third inning. He also got strong defensive play from Troy Lewis, Caleb Winton and Ty McFerrin.
Troy Lewis and Jason Konsler joined Winton with two hits and three RBIs each for the Yankees. Steven McCall also had two hits for the Yankees (8-7). Lewis hit his second home run of the season to lead off the game and added a two-run single, while Konsler also had a double, and McCall had two singles and an RBI. Caleb Winton (two walks, RBI single and three runs scored), Preston Townsend (RBI single, walk, two runs scored), and Austin Rowell (RBI single) also had hits.
For the Giants, Marcus Simmons, Geo Little (two RBIs) and Tyler Williams accounted for their team’s three hits.