Brewton 11-12s win district championship
Published 1:20 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Brewton Cal Ripken11- and-12-year-old all stars started their district tournament in East Brewton Saturday with a walk off homerun by Jordan Williams and ended the tournament with a walk off two-RBI single by Drew Williamson Monday.
Couple the 3-0 win over Opp to start things off and a 10-0 win over South Alabama to end it with a 10-7 win over East Brewton on Saturday and a 26-6 win over South Alabama Sunday and the recipe of success is a district championship and their third straight trip to a state tournament as the Brewton team went 4-0 in their tournament to win the tournament championship.
“It is absolutely wonderful,” Brewton 11-12 head coach Wesley Brittain said of the feeling of being a district champion. “This team has been together since their 9-10 season and all the way through except for two players I think. It has been absolutely wonderful. These are really good kids. They have worked together and they have never fought amongst themselves. This win right here shows it because we came together right there at the end of it to put them away. You can’t beat that with a stick. It is just a great feeling.”
Brewton, as district champion and state tournament host, will now advance to the state tournament next week in Brewton. East Brewton also qualified for the state tournament.
Brewton outscored their opponents 49-13 and had two shutouts in their four games.
Saturday: Brewton 3, Opp 0
In a pitcher’s duel Saturday in their first game against Opp, a combination of dominating pitching from Brewton pitcher Hunter Brittain and a key hit by Jordan Williams gave Brewton a 3-0 win.
With the game tied 0-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Brewton hitter Lane Clark reached on an error and was followed by a walk to Brittain to give Brewton runners on first and second with no outs.
With no outs, Williams hit a 3-run walk off homerun down the left field line to send the Brewton team, coaches, and fans into celebration as Brewton won 3-0 over Opp in game one.
A near perfect game on the mound Hunter, who finished with a no hitter, helped get the shutout.
Brittain went the complete game for Brewton allowing no runs, no hits, hit one batter and struck out 13 of the 18 batters he faced.
The game saw 26 total strikeouts.
At the plate for Brewton, Drew Williamson was 1-for-3 and Williams was 1-for-3 with a three-run homerun.
Joshua Winton was 1-for-2 and Jason Konsler was 2-for-2.
Saturday: Brewton 10, East Brewton 7
Leading 5-0, 5-2, and 7-2 was almost not enough for Brewton in their second game of the tournament, as they had to hang against East Brewton for a three-run win, 10-7.
Brewton led 3-0 after the first inning and 5-0 after the second only to see East Brewton cut the lead to 5-2 with two runs in the third inning.
After holding East Brewton in the fourth, Brewton added two more runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 7-2 lead.
With their lead at five, East Brewton scored four runs in the fifth to cut the lead to one at 7-6.
With their lead cut to one, Brewton added three in the fifth to take a 10-6 lead. East Brewton would add one in the top of the sixth, but Brewton took the win by three to advance in the winner’s bracket while East Brewton fell into the losers bracket.
Jason Konsler earned the win on the mound for Brewton while Joshua Winton earned the save.
At the plate for Brewton, Williamson was 1-for-4 and Brittain was 1-for-2.
Williams was 2-for-4 with three RBIs while Joshua Winton was 1-for-3 with a double. Konsler was 1-for-4 and Stokes Jennings was 1-for-2. Caleb Winton was 1-for-1.
For East Brewton, Jo Jo Booker took the loss working two innings. TyShawn Davis and Weston Riddle also pitched in the loss.
At the plate for East Brewton, Connor Huskey was 1-for-3 with one RBI and Derrick Barton was 2-for-4 with a triple and one RBI. Booker was 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI and Brandon Moye was 1-for-3 with one RBI. Kristian Taylor was also 1-for-3.
Sunday: Brewton 26, South Alabama 6
Against South Alabama (Andalusia) in the winner’s bracket finals Sunday for the right to go to the championship game Monday, Brewton destroyed South Alabama 26-6.
Brewton batted around in their three innings of batting and scored three runs in the first inning, eight in the second, and 13 in the third to get the win while holding South Alabama to four runs in the third and two in the fourth.
Williams earned the win on the mound for Brewton going the complete game and allowing nine hits, six earned runs, walked two and struck out six.
At the plate for Brewton, Drew Williamson was 2-for-2 and Lane Clark was 1-for-4 with one RBI.
Brittain was 3-for-5 with a homerun and four RBIs and Williams was 4-for-4 with a grand slam and six RBIs.
Joshua Winton was 1-for-1 and Stokes Jennings was 2-for-3.
Konsler had one RBI along with Russell Smith. Caleb Winton was 1-for-1 with one RBI and Troy Lewis was 1-for-2.
Monday: Brewton 10, South Alabama 0
In a rematch with South Alabama Monday for the championship, Brewton rolled to another 10-run mercy rule win in five innings as they defeated South Alabama again for the championship.
Brewton scored two runs in the third inning, one in the fourth, and seven in the fifth to take the win.
Brittain earned the win going the complete game allowing no runs, two hits, walked five, hit one and struck out nine.
At the plate for Brewton, Williamson was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs and Clark was 1-for-3. Brittain was 1-for-2 and Joshua Winton was 1-for-3 along with Konsler who had two RBIs.
Caleb Winton was 1-for-1 with a double.