Attalla uses big fourth inning to down Brewton 12U team at state Monday
Published 10:29 am Tuesday, July 12, 2011
One win away from playing in the 2011 Cal Ripken 12U state championship game Monday at the YMCA Sports Park, the Brewton all stars saw their season end in one of the worse ways possible against Attalla.
Cruising along up 6-0 after the top of the fourth inning, Attalla scored seven runs in the bottom of the inning to earn a 7-6 win and end Brewton’s season.
With the loss, Brewton ended their 2011 all star season with a 3-2 record at the state tournament.
Brewton opened the tournament Saturday with a loss to Linden before defeating Demopolis in their second game.
Sunday, Brewton defeated South Alabama and East Brewton to improve to 3-1 before losing to Attalla Monday.
The three wins were the first wins in a state tournament for this team, which is the first in Brewton history to win two district championships and play in three straight state tournaments in their Little League/Cal Ripken careers.
They were the first team to claim a district championship for Brewton since moving from Little League to Cal Ripken.
Attalla 7, Brewton 6
One bad inning: That is what the Brewton all stars faced Monday as they blew a 6-0 run lead to Attalla in the bottom of the fourth, giving up seven runs to lose by one, 7-6.
Through the first three innings, Brewton scored six runs on 11 hits and had allowed no runs and no hits while striking out eight Attalla batters.
In the final three innings for Brewton, Brewton was held to no runs, no hits and had only one runner reach base after being hit-by-pitch.
Attalla, in the final two innings, had seven runs on five hits with all runs coming on four hits in the fourth inning.
Brewton led 1-0 after the first inning, 3-0 after the second and 6-0 after the third inning, but was held scoreless the rest of the game while Attalla scored all seven of their runs in the bottom of the fourth.
In the loss for Brewton at the plate, Drew Williamson was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Jordan Williams was 1-for-4 with a double and one RBI.
Hunter Brittain was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Jason Konsler was 1-for-4.
Stokes Jennings was 2-for-2 along with O’Neil White who had a double in the loss.
On the mound, Brittain started and took the loss. Brittain went 3 1/3 innings allowing seven runs, four earned, three hits, walked five and struck out eight.
Joshua Winton went 1 2/3 innings allowing two hits, walked none, hit one and struck out three.
Attalla’s seven runs in the fourth came on four hits, two errors, two walks and a hit batter.
Brewton left six runners on base and made two errors while Attalla left four runners on base and made one error.
Brewton 13, East Brewton 3
While Brewton pounded out 14 hits, three were especially memorable. Both Drew Williamson and Lane Clark hit their first career home runs in the game. Williamson, in fact, so enjoyed that first home run in the second inning that he hit another one in the fourth. A fourth home run was blasted by Hunter Brittain, his fourth of the tournament.
While the Brewton offense was clicking, Russell Smith was dealing on the mound. The lefty gave up just five hits, struck out three and walked two in getting the complete-game victory. Though he fell behind 1-0 after the first inning, his teammates scored nine runs through the next four innings, then tacked on four more in the top of the sixth to win going away.
For Brewton, both Clark and Williamson were 3-for-4 while Joshua Winton added two hits and Brittain one.
East Brewton was led by Derrick Barton’s two hits. Matt Hutchins, TyShawn Davis and Jo Jo Booker each had hits as well.
Brewton 8, South Alabama 2
Powered by a pair of two-run home runs by Hunter Brittain – including one that bounced up the Sports Park hill into the parking lot – Brewton scored early, bombarded South Alabama with 12 hits, and mixed in spectacular defense with a complete-game pitching gem from Jordan Williams to get the win.
En route to gaining an early 5-1 lead, Brewton benefited from a pair of defensive gems in the outfield in the first two innings to avoid any damage. Both Caleb Winton and Joshua Winton made diving catches for the first out in each of the first and second innings. In the meantime, Brittain’s bombs and a Lane Clark RBI single helped Brewton to the four-run advantage after two innings.
From there, Williams held the South Alabama bats at bay. Williams gave up just five hits and struck out six to get the win.
For Brewton, Clark ended the day with three hits, including a double. Drew Williamson, Jason Konsler, and Joshua Winton each had two hits, while Russell Smith and Caleb Winton each had singles.
Brewton 6, Demopolis 5
Down 3-0 early, then 5-2 after four innings, Brewton rallied from behind to get the win in a rather unusual way.
With one out in the bottom of the sixth and trailing by 5-4, Drew Williamson doubled, then scored when Jordan Williams, Hunter Brittain and then Jason Konsler all drew walks. Now tied at 5-5, Joshua Winton got the game-winning RBI when the first pitch thrown to him hit him in the leg, allowing Williams to come in with the winning run.
With Demopolis leading 3-0 in the bottom of the third, Brittain hit a two-run home run to pull to within 3-2. Demopolis added a pair of runs in the fifth when a two-out single scored a pair of runs. From there, Winton came on in relief and recorded three strikeouts over the next four outs to set up the winning rally.
For Brewton, Williams had a pair of singles and a double, Brittain had two hits, as did Lane Clark. Troy Lewis added a single, while Joshua Winton contributed two hits and two RBIs.
Linden 6, Brewton 0
Brewton managed just two hits, while leaving five runners in scoring position in its opening game of the state tournament.
Though trailing just 2-0 through three innings, Brewton watched as Linden got four straight hits to started the fourth – including a three-run home run and a solo shot back-to-back – to increase the lead to the eventual final score.
Drew Williamson and Hunter Brittain had the only two hits for Brewton.