Indians inch closer to Babe Ruth title with win Monday; Cards take down Pirates

Published 9:04 am Tuesday, May 24, 2011

In Monday’s Brewton Babe Ruth games in Brewton, the Cardinals and the Indians saw wins over the Pirates and the Orioles respectively.
The Cardinals earned a 12-8 win over the Pirates in game one Monday to improve their record to 4-4 while the Pirates fell to 2-6.
In game two, the Indians increased their lead in the standings as they improved to 7-1 and remained in first place with an 8-1 win over the Orioles. The loss for the Orioles dropped them to 4-4.
After Monday’s games, the Indians remained in first place followed by the Orioles and Cardinals, both with 4-4 records. The Yankees, who had Monday night off, are in fourth place with a 3-5 record while the loss for the Pirates put them in fifth place with a 2-6 record.
Tuesday games saw the Indians and Yankees play and the Orioles and Pirates.
Games will resume Thursday in East Brewton at Johnson Park between the Orioles and the Cardinals and the Pirates and the Yankees.
Teams will have Friday off due to high school graduation and Monday off due to Memorial Day.
The season will resume Tuesday at T.R. Miller in Brewton and Thursday in East Brewton. The final games of the season will be played Friday, June 3, in Brewton.

Cardinals 12, Pirates 8
The Cardinals saw themselves build a 6-0 lead after two innings of play and hold on for a 12-8 win Monday night in Brewton over the Pirates.
After scoring five runs in the second inning to lead 6-0, the Pirates cut the lead to 6-4 with four runs in the third inning.
Neither team scored in the fourth inning, but the Cardinals added two in the fifth and four in the sixth to build a 12-4 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Pirates scored four runs to cut the lead to four, 12-8, but failed to get any closer as they lost by four.
At the plate for the Cardinals, Miles Powell was 1-for-4 with a double and Nick Laster had one RBI. Darby Black was 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs and Lowell Swain was 3-for-4. James Peach was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Jones Manning and Todd Mayo were both 1-for-3 with Manning having one RBI. Jonathon Lucas was also 1-for-3 and Patrick Ard had one RBI.
Black earned the win on the mound for the Cardinals going two innings and allowing two walks and struck out two.
Manning, Powell and Peach also pitched in the win for the Cardinals.
For the Pirates, Taylor Elliott was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Alex O’Keane was 1-for-4 with one RBI. Chris Jones batted 1-for-3 and Lane Chavers was 1-for-2 with Nick Glass having one RBI.
Jones took the loss on the mound going two innings and allowing four hits, six runs, five earned, walked three and struck out two. Chavers also pitched in the loss.

Indians 8, Orioles 1
Leading 3-1 after the third inning, the Indians scored five unanswered runs against the Orioles in the second game Monday night to pick up an 8-1 lead.
After a scoreless first two innings, the Indians scored three runs in the top of the third while the Orioles answered back with one in the bottom of the inning.
That would be the lone Orioles run of the game as the Indians added one in the fourth and four in the sixth to get the win by seven.
For the Indians, Brandon Carmichael was 2-for-4 and Rob Stokes was 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI in the win.
Tripp Floyd earned the win on the mound going two innings and allowing one hit, one walk and struck out three.
Keaton Parker and Carmichael also pitched in the Indians’ win.
For the Orioles, Caden Lodge was 1-for-3 along with Dominique Jackson. Lodge and Kieon Smith pitched in the loss with Lodge being the pitcher of record.
The duo allowed four hits, eight runs, one earned, walked five, struck out three, and hit three in six innings of work.

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About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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