Astros and Padres get wins in Friday BR makeup games
In a makeup of games in Brewton and East Brewton Friday from Tuesday’s season opener game two rainouts, the Astros and Padres both improved to 3-1 with wins over the Braves and Phillies respectively.
The Astros took down the Braves 14-6 in Brewton while the Padres downed the Phillies 15-4.
After one week of games, the Astros and Padres sit atop the league standings with identical 3-1 records while Braves are in third place with a 2-1 record followed by the Phillies with a record of 0-4.
Games were set to continue Tuesday in Brewton with the Astros and Phillies playing at 5:30 p.m. at T.R. Miller and the Padres and Braves playing in East Brewton at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday’s games are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with the Astros and Braves in East Brewton and the Padres and Phillies in Brewton.
Astros 14, Braves 6
Trailing 5-2 after the first inning, the Astros outscored the Braves 12-1 the remainder of the game to come away with an eight-run win Friday in Brewton.
The Braves led the Astros 5-2 after the first inning before the Astros rallied with six runs in the second inning to take an 8-5 lead.
After the Braves cut the lead to 8-6 after two innings, the Astros added one run in the third, three in the fourth and two in the fifth to get the win.
For the Astros, Lane Clark relieved Tim McDonald in the bottom of the first with one out with his team trailing 5-2 and went the remainder of the game allowing two hits and one run.
McDonald started the game and went 1/3 of an inning allowing four hits, five runs, four earned, walked two and hit one while striking out none.
Clark walked one, hit two and struck out four the remainder of the game for the Astros.
At the plate for the Astros, Mike Williams had a single and one RBI while McDonald had a double and a single and two RBIs.
Dakota Graves added one RBI while Derrick Barton had a single. Dylan Etheridge had two singles and two RBIs in the win.
For the Braves, Malcolm Hawthorne had a single and Miles Powell had a double. Hunter Harp added one RBI while Austin Holmes had a single.
Robin Swift, Jo Jo Booker and Alex O’Keane all had singles and one RBI each.
On the mound, Harp took the loss going 2 1/3 innings as he allowed four hits, nine runs, walked six and struck out none.
Powell went one inning and allowed two hits and three runs while walking five and struck out and hit one batter.
O’Keane went the final 1 2/3 innings and allowed no hits, two runs, walked three, hit two and struck out one.
All together, the Braves walked 14 batters and made six errors in the loss.
Padres 14, Phillies 5
The Padres jumped out to a 6-1 lead over the Phillies Friday night in East Brewton as they picked up a nine-run win to keep the Phillies winless this season.
Leading 6-1 after the top of the third innings, the Phillies rallied back with three runs to cut the lead to 6-4 after three complete innings.
From there, the Padres added another six-run inning in the top of the fourth and two more in the sixth while holding the Phillies to one run in the bottom of the sixth to get the win.
For the Padres, Justin Sessions was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and one RBI. Lane Chavers was 1-for-4 and Chris Jones was 1-for-4 with one RBI.
Jonathan Lucas was 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs while Tyler Hoomes was 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI.
Christian Alvarez added a hit and a single while Rob Jones had one hit in the win.
Rob Jones and Chavers pitched in the win and allowed five runs, seven hits, struck out six and walked two while allowing two earned runs.
For the Phillies, Joshua Winton had a hit while Tripp Floyd was 2-for-3. Jake Najor added a hit and one RBI along with Jared Cooper who was 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI.
Hunter Brittain was 1-for-3 with one RBI and Jordan Williams had one hit.
James Peach took the loss on the mound going 2/3 of an inning and allowing six runs, one hit, struck out one, walked five, hit one and allowed one earned run.
Tyler Baxter, Williams and Cooper also pitched in the loss.
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