Babe Ruth Tuesday: Aggies sweep Kentucky while Auburn and Tennessee split
After suffering their first two losses of the season last week to the Auburn Tigers, the Brewton Babe Ruth Texas A&M Aggies swept the Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday night in East Brewton to improve their record to 8-2 this year. The Wildcats fell to 1-9 with the 13-3 and 17-5 losses.
The two wins for the Aggies solely put them in first place in the league’s standings this year as the second place Tennessee Volunteers split with Auburn Tuesday in Brewton. The Vols took a 5-3 win over Auburn in game one before falling in game two 11-1. With the split, Tennessee saw their record go to 7-3 while Auburn’s record went to 4-6 this season.
After Tuesday’s games, the Aggies were in first place followed by Tennessee, Auburn and Kentucky.
Teams will play again Thursday evening in Brewton and East Brewton at 5:30 p.m. Auburn and Kentucky will play in Brewton while Texas A&M and Tennessee will play in East Brewton.
Tennessee 5-1, Auburn 3-11
In a Tuesday night game in Brewton, the Tennessee Volunteers and Auburn Tigers split their doubleheader with Tennessee taking game one 5-3 and Auburn taking game two 11-1.
In game one, Auburn was held to one hit in a 5-3 loss. Tennessee scored four runs in the third inning to help them get the win.
TyShawn Davis had a double for Auburn’s lone hit while Stokes Jennings had one RBI.
For Tennessee, Jo Jo Booker, Christopher Gehman and Preston Townsend all had a double each. Caleb Winton had one RBI in the loss.
On the mound for Tennessee, Winton, Booker and Hunter Brittain teamed up for the win as they went seven innings and allowed one hit, three earned runs, walked 11 and struck out five.
For the Tigers of Auburn, Tim McDonald, Weston Riddle and Jennings pitched in the loss. The trio went six innings and allowed six hits, five runs, four earned, walked six and struck out one.
In game two, Tennessee was held to one run in the first inning before being outscored 11-0 the rest of the game by Auburn. Auburn scored two runs in the first, four in the second and five in the fourth to get the win by 10.
For Tennessee, Booker led with two hits and Russell Smith had one RBI. For Auburn, Malcolm Hawthorne led the way with a single and a triple and one RBI. Davis and Jennings had two RBIs each while Riddle had one.
Joshua Winton, Jason Konsler and Smith all pitched for Tennessee and allowed six hits, 11 runs, three earned, walked and struck out five in four innings.
For Auburn, Lane Clark and Hawthorne pitched five innings and allowed four hits, one unearned run, walked seven and struck out five.
Texas A&M 13-17, Kentucky 3-5
The Texas A&M Aggies cruised their way to a 13-3 and 17-5 doubleheader sweep of the Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday in East Brewton.
In game one, the Aggies pounded out 12 hits while holding Kentucky to four. In game two, the Aggies had nine hits while holding Kentucky to just two in the loss.
In their 13-3 game one win, Texas A&M scored four runs in the third inning and six in the sixth to get the 10-run win.
Tripp Floyd, Lane Chavers and Austin Holmes all pitched in the win and allowed four hits, three runs, walked one and struck out nine.
At the plate for the Aggies, Drew Williamson had a double and a single and two RBIs while Jake Najor had a double and a single and one RBI. Floyd added a single and a double and three RBIs. Chavers, Holmes, Christian Alvarez and Ty McFerrin all had singles with Chavers having one RBI. River Johnson had two doubles and two RBIs.
For the Wildcats, Dakota Graves had two singles while Jared Cooper had a single and Connor Huskey had a double and one RBI.
Cooper, Colton Morris and Sam Frazier all pitched in the loss and allowed 12 hits, 13 runs, walked five, stuck out eight and hit two batters.
In game two, the Aggies scored seven runs in the third inning to pace themselves in the win.
For Kentucky, Morris had a single and a double and three RBIs in the loss. Huskey, Graves, Matt Hutchins and Brandon Moye all pitched and allowed nine hits, 17 runs, walked nine, struck out none and hit two batters.
For the Aggies, Floyd led at the plate with two doubles and a triple and six RBIs. Drew Williamson had a single and a double and five RBIs. Najor added a double while Chavers, Homes and Johnson all had one single each and one RBI each.
Holmes and Williamson pitched in the win and allowed two hits, fie runs, walked three, struck out four and hit three batters.