Brewton softball wins first game Friday in Tennessee 15-3 (Updated with stats)

Published 10:42 am Friday, July 22, 2011

In their first game Thursday, the Brewton Cal Ripken 10U all star softball team lost 16-11 in the Southeast Regionals in Tennessee.
After the bracket changes and loss to Lands Runs of South Carolina Thursday, Brewton began play at 9 a.m. Friday against Warren County of Tennessee and won 15-3 to improve to 1-1 in the tournament.
Brewton was set to play again at 7 p.m. Friday against Leesburg of Virginia.
Brewton will play their final pool game Saturday at 7 p.m. against Ponte Vedra of Florida.
The tournament showed 10 total teams with two pools of five.
Brewton is in the American Division pool with Lands Run, Leesburg, Ponte Vedra and Warren County.
The National Division pool featured Union East of North Carolina, Glen Allen of Virginia, Pitt County of North Carolina, Oviedo of Florida and host team Marshall County of Tennessee.
Originally the tournament had 11 teams with West Ashley of South Carolina being the other team.
The top two teams of each pool will advance to the single elimination tournament with the winners playing for the championship.
The regionals are the final round of all stars as there is no World Series for the 10U group.
Making the 10-and-under team is: Hayley Thompson, Steely Ruzic, Alexis King, Anna Grace White, Myra Reiss, Mary Madison Brown, Hannah Lisenby, Mallori Floyd, Morgan Longmire, Gabbi Solomon, and Kennedy Harp.
Coaches for the team will be Will Ruzic, Terry Reiss, Greg White and Robbie Floyd.

Game 1: Lands Run 16, Brewton 11
Leading 11-9 after the top of the fifth inning, Brewton gave up six runs in the bottom of the inning as they lost 16-11 to Lands Run in their first game of the regional tournament in Tennessee Thursday.
South Carolina led Brewton 3-0 after the first inning and 5-1 after two innings before Brewton scored eight in the third inning to take a 9-5 lead.
South Carolina would later score one run in the third to cut the lead to 9-6 and three in the fourth to tie the game at 9-9 heading into the fifth.
Brewton broke the tie with two runs in the top of the inning but fell to seven unanswered runs to lose by five.
Steely Ruzic pitched three innings and struck out three, walked six and allowed five hits. Myra Reiss pitched three innings and struck out four, walked one and allowed five hits.
Brewton made five errors in the loss.
At the plate, Morgan Longmire was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and Ruzic was 1-for-4 with one run scored. Reiss was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and Mallori Floyd was 1-for-4.

Game 2: Brewton 15, Warren County 3
In their second game of the tournament and first of two games Friday, Brewton picked up their first win as they rolled over Warren County of Tennessee 15-3.
Brewton scored seven runs in the first and third innings along with one in the fourth while holding Warren County to one in the second and two in the fourth.
Ruzic pitched three innings allowing one hit, one walk and struck out four. Reiss pitched one inning allowing three hits.
Mary Madison Brown was 2-for-2 with one RBI and two runs scored and Hannah Lisenby was 1-for-1 with three runs scored. Longmire scored three runs.
Brewton was set to play Leesburg of Virginia at 7 p.m. Friday night at Florida at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The top two teams of each pool advance to the single elimination tournament beginning Sunday. Winners of those two games will play for the championship.

Safe at the plate: Anna Grace White scores for Brewton against Tennessee Friday

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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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