Aggies and Volunteers sweep in Babe Ruth openers Tuesday
The 2013 Brewton Babe Ruth season kicked off Tuesday evening in Brewton and East Brewton and the Texas A&M Aggies and Tennessee Volunteers swept their games to start the year 2-0.
The Aggies defeated the Auburn Tigers 14-0 in four innings in game one and 20-16 in game two in Brewton to start the year 2-0 and drop the Tigers to 0-2.
In East Brewton, the Volunteers won 3-1 and 14-3 over the Wildcats in East Brewton to start their year 2-0 and drop Kentucky to 0-2.
Auburn and Tennessee will meet Thursday at T.R. Miller at 5:30 p.m. while Texas A&M and Kentucky will meet in East Brewton.
On Tuesday, Texas A&M and Tennessee are scheduled to meet at T.R. Miller while Auburn and Kentucky at playing at Johnson Park in East Brewton. Both games are doubleheaders and will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Game one: Aggies 14, Tigers 0, four innings
The Texas A&M Aggies scored four runs in the first inning with no outs and added 10 more in the second before their first out was recorded to route the Auburn Tigers 14-0 in four innings to start their year 1-0.
The Aggies pounded out 12 hits in the win with seven being singles, two being doubles and three being triples. The three triples were back-to-back-to-back in the second innings for the Aggies.
Tripp Floyd earned the win on the mound going two innings and allowed no runs, no hits, no walks and struck out four. Christian Alvarez went the final two innings and allowed two hits and struck out two.
At the plate for the Aggies, Drew Williamson and Jake Najor had a single and a triple and one RBI each. Floyd had a single and a triple and two RBIs. Austin Holmes added a single and one RBI and Jordan Williams had two singles and one RBI. Ethan Bollenbacher added a double and one RBI while O’Neil White had a single and one RBI. Ty McFerrin had a double.
Brooks Brown had a double for the Tigers and Lane Clark had a single.
Clark took the loss on the mound going one inning and allowing 12 hits, 13 runs, walked none and struck out one. Weston Riddle went one inning and allowed no hits, one run, walked two and struck out none. Stokes Jennings went the final inning and walked and struck out one while allowing no runs or hits.
Game two: Aggies 20, Tigers 16
In a high-scoring game two that saw 36 combined runs, the Aggies edged out the Tigers 20-16.
The Aggies led the Tigers 15-5 heading to the bottom of the fifth when the Tigers scored 10 runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game at 15-all and force extra innings after the time limit expired in the fifth.
In the sixth, both teams scored one run each to tie the game at 16-all and force the game to go seven innings. In the seventh, the Aggies plated four runs in the top of the inning and held the Tigers to no runs while stranding runners on second and third to get the win by four.
After getting the win in game one, Floyd earned the win in relief for the Aggies in game two as he went the final two innings and allowed two hits, one run, walked two and struck out five.
Lane Chavers, Williamson and Holmes also pitched in the win for the Aggies.
At the plate for Texas A&M, Williamson had two singles and Najor had two singles and a triple and one RBI. Floyd had a double and a single and two RBIs while Chavers added a single and one RBI.
Holmes had a triple, a double, a single and one RBI while Alvarez had an RBI single. McFerrin added a double. Williams added a double and two singles and two RBIs while Bollenbacher had two singles and two RBIs. Hayden Winchester chipped in one RBI in the win.
For the Auburn Tigers, Jennings took the loss in relief of starter Weston Riddle and Brown. Jennings went three innings and allowed four hits, five runs, one walk, struck out one and hit two batters.
Brown added a single at the plate and Clark had two singles and one RBI. Tim McDonald finished with a singles and TyShawn Davis had two singles and one RBI.
Christian Mancil added two singles and three RBIs while Jennings had a double and a single and one RBI.
Will Smith had a single and one RBI in the loss for the Tigers.
Game one: Tennessee 3, Kentucky 1
Tennessee scored one run each in the second third and fifth innings and held Kentucky to their lone run of the game in the seventh inning to get a 3-1 win and start their year 1-0.
The two teams struggled at the plate as only five combined hits were made in the game with the Vols having three.
Joshua Winton had a double for Tennessee and Hunter Brittain added a double and two RBIs.
Jason Konsler earned the win on the mound for Tennessee.
For the Wildcats, Matt Hutchins and Sam Frazier both had hits.
Colton Morris, Connor Huskey and Hutchins all pitched in the loss. The trio went three innings and allowed three hits, three runs, two earned, walked six and struck out three.
Game two: Tennessee 14, Kentucky 3, five innings
The Volunteers scored seven runs in the third inning after both teams scored three each in the first inning to finish off a sweep of the Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday with a 14-3 win in five innings.
At the plate for the Vols, Jo Jo Booker, Joshua Winton and Caleb Winton all had doubles.
Joshua Winton had two RBIs along with Troy Lewis. Caleb Winton, Russell Smith, Tyler Baxter, Aaron Bosarge, and Andrew Langham all had RBIs in the win for Tennessee.
Smith earned the win on the mound for Tennessee.
Hayden Atkinson had an RBI for Kentucky in the loss.
Huskey, Brandon Moye, Atkinson and Hunter Revel all had hits for Kentucky.
Moye, Huskey, Hutchins and Atkinson all pitched in the loss and went four innings and allowed 10 hits, 14 runs, nine earned, walked seven and struck out three.