Astros and Padres split Thursday to create three-way tie for first in BBR
Published 10:03 am Friday, May 11, 2012
The Brewton Babe Ruth Astros and Padres split their doubleheader Thursday in East Brewton.
The Astros took game one 14-9 in extra innings before falling in game two 10-3.
With the split, the Astros saw their record go to 2-1 while the Padres also went to 2-1.
In the league overall after Tuesday’s game ones and Thursday’s doubleheader, the Astros, Padres and Braves are all tied for first place with a 2-1 record while the Phillies are 0-3.
Astros 14, Padres 9
It took eight innings, but the Astros improved to 2-0 Thursday with a 14-9 in game one.
Leading 9-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth, the Padres rallied with five runs to tie the game at 9-9.
After a scoreless seventh inning for both teams, the Astros plated five runs in the top of the eighth and held the Padres scoreless in their extra frame to get the win by five.
The Astros led 2-1 after the first inning and 3-1 after two innings. In the third inning, the Padres cut the lead to 3-2 before tying the game at 4-all in the fourth. The Astros then plated two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to take a 9-4 lead before having to win in extra innings.
At the plate for the Padres, Lane Chavers had one RBI and Brooks Brown and Rob Jones had one single each. Chris Jones had a two-run homerun and Justin Sessions had a two-run single.
Christian Alvarez had two singles and one RBI while Landon Salter had an RBI single.
For the Astros, Jones Manning had two singles and two RBIs. Taylor Elliott and Tyler Joyner had a single each while Joyner had one RBI.
Tim McDonald had two singles and two RBIs while Mike Williams had a double and Dakota Graves had a single.
McDonald, Manning and Dalton Shell all pitched in the win while Sessions, Glass and Morris pitched for the Padres in the loss.
Padres 10, Astros 3
In game two, the Padres scored nine runs in the third inning to get a seven-run win.
The Padres led 1-0 after two innings and 10-1 after the third inning. The Astros added two more in the fourth in the loss.
At the plate for the Astros, Manning, McDonald and Shell all had a single each while Graves had one RBI.
For the Padres, Rob Jones had a single and one RBI and Brown had one RBI along with Chris Jones.
Sessions had a double and a single and two RBIs while Tyler Hoomes, Lane Chavers, Salter and Jonathan Lucas all had one RBI each.
Shell, Stokes Jennings and Graves pitched for the Astros while Chris Jones earned the win on the mound for the Padres.