Babe Ruth Tuesday: Braves and Astros split while Padres sweep Phillies
In Brewton Babe Ruth action Tuesday in Brewton and East Brewton, the Padres swept the Phillies while the Braves and Astros split.
In Brewton, the Padres took down the Phillies 10-3 and 8-7 to improve to 8-6 while the Phillies fell to 1-13. In East Brewton, the Braves defeated the Astros 4-0 in game one before losing game two 13-2.
The split improved the Braves to 8-6 while the Astros improved to 11-3.
After Tuesday’s games, the Astros remained in first place with the Braves and Padres are now tied for second place with identical 8-6 records. The Phillies remained in fourth place.
Games are set to resume Thursday with the Astros and Padres playing at 5 p.m. in East Brewton at Johnson Park and the Braves and Phillies playing at 5 p.m. in Brewton at T.R. Miller.
Padres 10, Phillies 3
In the first game between the Padres and the Phillies Tuesday in Brewton, the Padres came away with a 10-3 win.
The Padres led the Phillies 2-0 after the first inning, 6-0 after the second inning and 7-0 after three innings.
In the top of fourth inning, the Phillies cut the lead to 7-3 but the Padres added one run in the fifth and two in the sixth to get the win by seven.
Justin Sessions earned the win on the mound for the Padres as he went two innings and allowed one hit, no runs and walked two.
Colton Morris went the final five innings and allowed five hits, three runs, two earned, walked three and struck out six.
At the plate for the Padres, Brooks Brown, Rob Jones, Chris Jones and Sessions all had singles with Rob Jones and Chris Jones having one RBI each.
Lane Chavers had a single and a triple and Tyler Hoomes had an RBI single. Landon Salter had one single in the win.
For the Phillies, Jared Cooper took the loss going three innings and allowed six hits, seven runs, one earned, walked and struck out five.
Jordan Williams went two innings and allowed one hit, one earned run, and hit one. Tyler Baxter went the final inning and allowed one hit, two runs, one earned, and hit one.
At the plate, Tripp Floyd had a single and Cooper had two doubles. Hunter Brittain added one single and Williams and Joshua Winton had a single each. Williams single drove in two RBIs.
Padres 8, Phillies 7
In game two between the teams, the Padres withstood a late Phillies rally to win 8-7 and get the sweep.
The Phillies led the Padres 1-0 after the first inning before falling to a five-run third inning to trail 5-1 heading to the fourth. In the fourth inning, the Padres scored one run to the Phillies’ two to take a 6-3 lead after the fourth inning.
Following a scoreless fifth inning for both teams, the Phillies cut the lead to 6-5 heading to the seventh inning. In the seventh, both teams scored two runs each as the Padres claimed the one-run lead.
Lane Chavers earned the win on the mound for the Padres as he went six innings and allowed seven hits, five runs, three earned, walked one and struck out seven.
Chris Jones went the final inning and allowed two hits, two earned runs, walked none, hit and struck out two.
At the plate, Brooks Brown had a double and Rob Jones had two singles. Chris Jones had a double and Justin Sessions had two singles. Chavers had three singles. Rob Jones, Chris Jones, Sessions, and Chavers all had RBIs.
For the Phillies, James Peach took the loss as he went 2 1/3 innings and allowed three hits, five runs, four earned, walked, struck out and hit two batters.
Tyler Baxter went the final 4 2/3 innings and allowed six hits, three runs, two earned, walked and hit two batters and struck out five.
At the plate, Tripp Floyd had a triple and two singles and Jake Najor had a double and a single. Jared Cooper had a single and Hunter Brittain had two singles. Jordan Williams added a single.
Floyd, Najor, Brittain and Williams all had RBIs in the loss.
Braves 4, Astros 0
In game one between the Braves and Astros, the Braves shutout the league-leading Astros 4-0. The Braves scored two runs each in the third and fifth innings to get the win.
At the plate for the Braves in the win, Keaton Parker was 2-for-4 while Malcolm Hawthorne, Jo Jo Booker, Alex O’Keane, River Johnson and Austin Holmes all had hits. Hunter Harp had three RBIs.
On the mound, Todd Mayo earned the win going 6 1/3 innings and allowing four hits, no runs, walked four and struck out five.
Booker went the final 2/3 of an inning and struck out one.
For the Astros, Stokes Jennings, Tyler Joyner, Mike Williams and Tim McDonald all had hits with Williams having a triple.
Joyner took the loss on the mound going 2 1/3 inning and allowed four hits, two runs, one earned, walked one and struck out two.
Lane Clarke went 4 2/3 innings and allowed three hits, two runs, none earned, walked three and struck out two.
Astros 13, Braves 2
In the second game, the Astros pounded out 13 runs to get a 13-2 win and get the split.
The Astros scored in every inning but the fifth while holding the Braves to one run each in the first and fifth innings.
At the plate for the Astros, Derrick Barton was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Joyner was 1-for-4 with a double and one RBI. McDonald was 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs and Dylan Etheridge had two doubles as he was 3-for-3 with one RBI.
Lane Clark was 1-for-3 with one RBI.
On the mound, Taylor Elliott, Dalton Shell and Mike Williams all pitched with Elliott earning the win.
At the plate for the Braves, Hawthorne was 1-for-2 with a triple and one RBI and Miles Powell was 1-for-1. Hunter Harp was 1-for-3 with one RBI and Booker was 1-for-2. Robin Swift was 1-for-3.
For the Braves, Hunter Harp, Booker and Parker all pitched with Harp taking the loss.