Brewton 12U girls softball starts regional tournament in NC with 0-2 record

Published 9:31 am Thursday, July 19, 2012

In their first game of the southeast regionals Wednesday morning in North Carolina, the Brewton 12U softball girls got off to an 0-1 start as they fell late to Davidson County of North Carolina 8-7.
Brewton trailed 1-0 after the first inning before taking a 2-1 lead in the second inning.
After being held scoreless in the top of the third inning, Davidson County took a 5-2 lead over Brewton heading to the fourth inning. In the fourth, Brewton rallied with five runs of their own to grab a 7-5 lead.
Brewton would hold the two-run lead until the bottom of the fifth when North Carolina scored one to cut the lead to 7-6.
In the seventh, Brewton was held scoreless and took a one-run lead into the final inning, but North Carolina scored two on a walk off double to stun Brewton and take the win by one, 8-7.
Steely Ruzic was the losing pitcher for Brewton as she went six innings and allowed nine hits, walked two and struck out three.
Grace Ruzic had three-run double in the fourth inning for Brewton to tie the game at 5-5. Myra Reiss scored two runs and Madison Douglas scored one. Mary Madison Brown scored two and Caitlyn Smith and Anna Kate Brittain both scored one run each.
In game two Wednesday, Brewton lost to Down East of North Carolina 6-0.
Down East scored two runs each in the first and third innings and one each in the fifth and sixth innings and held Brewton scoreless to get the win and drop Brewton to 0-2 in tournament play.
On the mound for Brewton, Steely Ruzic went one inning and allowed four hits and two runs. Reiss pitched the final five innings and allowed eight hits, four runs, walked two and struck out one.
Brewton had no hits in the loss.
Brewton was set to play Washington (North Carolina) this morning at 11 and Albemarle of Virginia at 3 p.m. in their final game of pool play.
All games are Eastern Time.
If Brewton makes it out of pool play as one of the top six teams of the 10 total, they will play in the double elimination tournament starting Friday.