Brewton Babe Ruth 15s fall at state

Published 11:16 am Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Brewton’s Babe Ruth 15-year-old All Stars finished as the runner up in the recent district tournament to the host team Monroeville.
Brewton finished the tournament with a 2-2 record with a 0-3 loss in the opening round to Monroeville, which forced them to the loser’s bracket in the double elimination tournament. Brewton then defeated Evergreen 17-10 in the second round after Evergreen was forced to the loser bracket with a loss to Atmore.
Brewton then faced Atmore, after Atmore was forced to the loser bracket after being defeated by Monroeville. Brewton earn the opportunity to play Monroeville for the Championship by beating Atmore in a very close game, with a score of 2-1. In the Championship game Brewton defeated by Monroeville, with a score of 8-1. With the loss to Monroeville, Brewton finished as the District runner up and an invitation to the State Tournament to be held in Childersburg.
At state, there were a total of 14 teams in the state tournament with two pools of seven teams. Brewton completed the state tournament with a 2-2 record. In pool play on Saturday, Brewton was defeated by Alex City 14-0, but came back on Sunday two win both of their games beating Marion 22-1 and Semmes 11-10 in eight innings. On Monday, Brewton needed to beat Marbury to advance to the four-team single elimination portion of the tournament, but hey came up just a little short losing to Marbury 6-4.

District Game 1: Monroeville 3, Brewton 0
In game one in Monroeville at the district tournament, Brewton lost to eventual tournament champion Monroeville 3-0.
Darby Black took the loss on the mound, pitching the complete game.
Black gave up eight hits, struck out eight, walked five, and hit one batter. The team committed two errors on defense.
At the plate, Dominique Jackson was 2-for-3 along with Black and Dalton Smith was 1-for-3.

Game 2: Brewton 17, Evergreen 10
In game two in Monroeville, Brewton stayed alive in the losers bracket with a 17-10 win over Evergreen.
Kieon Smith started on the mound and went 1/3 innings giving up on hit, two walks, and hit one batter.
Caden Lodge went the rest of the way pitching 6 2/3 innings, giving up nine hits, struck out 11, walked seven and hit one batter.
Smith was 3-for-5 with a double at the plate for Brewton in the win and Brandon Carmichael was 2-for-4. Lodge was 3-for-5 with a double and Jackson was 1-for-5.
Black was 2-for-5 and Zac Griffin was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.

Game 3: Brewton 2, Atmore 1
Once again, Brewton stayed alive in their third game as they defeated Atmore 2-1.
Black went the full seven innings to earn the win, giving up two hits, struck out eight, walked five, and hit one batter.
At the plate, Carmichael was 1-for-3, Jackson was 1-for-2, Lodge was 2-for-3 with a double, and Smith was 1-for-3.

Game 4: Monroeville 8, Brewton 1
In the championship game needing to beat Monroeville twice, Brewton lost 8-1 to finish as runner-up.
Smith got the start and took the loss going four innings. He gave up six hits, two walks, struck out two and hit one batter.
Lodge came in relief going three innings. He gave up three hits, walked one and had two strikeouts.
At the plate, Griffin was 1-for-4 with a double and Black was 1-for-2.

State Game 1: Alex City 14, Brewton 0
In the first game at state, Black got the start and took the loss going 1 1/3 innings, giving up three hits, five walks, struck out two and hit two batters.
Lodge came in relief and went 1 2/3 innings, giving up two hits, one walk, and struck out two.
Griffin came in relief of Lodge going one inning, giving up no hits, walked two and had one strike out.
Carmichael went 2-for-3 with a double followed by Griffin going 1-for-3, Black was 1-for-2 and Jared Salter was 1-for-2.

Game 2: Brewton 22, Marion 1
In their second game at state, Brewton rolled over Marion 22-1.
Smith went the distance for the win, pitching a total of four innings. Smith allowed no hits, with two walks and struck out two.
Carmichael was 1-for-2 at the plate followed by Smith going 2-for-3 with a double, Griffin was 1-for-3 with a triple and Jackson was 2-for-2 with a double.
Black was 1-for-4 with a homerun and Lodge was 1-for-3 with a triple. Salter was 1-for-3 followed by Ryann Gray going 1-for-2 along with Cody Carter.

Game 3 Brewton 11, Semmes 10
Down 6-1 going into the bottom of the second inning, Brewton scored five runs to tie the game after two complete innings. Brewton fell behind again and was down 10-7 going into the bottom of the sixth when Jackson hit a 3-run homer to tie the game at 10-10 at the end of the sixth inning. Brewton held Semmes scoreless in both the seventh and eighth innings to have a chance to win the game in the bottom of the inning.
Dalton Smith led off with a single and was followed by Brandon Carmichael’s bunt that pushed Smith to second base with a sacrifice.
Smith reached third on a passed ball and Zac Griffin drove him in when his ground ball to shortstop was misplayed allowing Griffin to reach and Smith to score the winning run.
Black got the start and went four complete innings, leaving the game with Brewton down 8-6. Black gave up five hits, walked seven, and struck out three.
Caden Lodge came in relief and earned the win going a total of four innings, which included one extra inning. Lodge gave up three hits, walked four, had three strike outs, and hit two batters.
Jackson 2-for-4 with a homerun and Brandon Carmichael was 1-for-5. Smith was 1-for-5 and Griffin was 1-for-4. Black was 2-for-4 with a double and Gray was 1-for-3 followed by Dalton Smith who was 2-for-4.

Game 4: Marbury 6, Brewton 4
Needing a win to stay alive in the tournament, Brewton lost to Marbury 6-4.
Kieon Smith took the loss going three complete innings giving up only one hit, four walks, and one strike out.
Lodge came in relief and pitched three complete innings giving up one hit, three walks, hit one batter and struck out one.
At the plate, Carmichael was 1-for-3 followed by Griffin going 1-for-4. Jackson was 2-for-4 with two doubles and Black was 1-for-4 with a double. Dalton Smith was 1-for-3.