Brewton Babe Ruth Tuesday: Aggies sweep Auburn to remain in first while Kentucky stuns Tennessee with a sweep
After suffering their first two losses of the season earlier in the year to the Auburn Tigers, the Brewton Babe Ruth Texas A&M Aggies swept Auburn in their first matchup since the earlier defeats Tuesday night in East Brewton.
The wins for the Aggies improved their record to 12-2 this year. The Tigers fell to 6-8 after the Aggies handed them a 12-1 loss in game one and a 12-9 loss in game two. No stats or information from the game Tuesday were known as of press time.
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 were swept by Kentucky Tuesday in Brewton.
The Wildcats of Kentucky took a 4-3 win over Tennessee in game one before getting a 10-7 win in game two to earn the sweep and end their seven-game losing streak.
With the sweep for Kentucky, Tennessee saw their record go to 7-7 with their fifth straight loss while Kentucky’s record improved to 3-11 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 Tennessee will play in Brewton while Texas A&M and Kentucky will play in East Brewton.
Kentucky 4-10, Tennessee 3-7
The Kentucky Wildcats ended their seven-game losing streak Tuesday in Brewton but increased the Tennessee Volunteers’ losing streak to five straight losses after they came away with a two-game sweep over the Vols.
The Wildcats took game one over Tennessee 4-3 and won game two 10-7.
In game one, after trailing 3-2 after the fifth inning, the Wildcats plated one run in the sixth inning and one in the seventh to edge out the Volunteers 4-3. Kentucky led 2-1 after the top of the fourth before falling to two runs for Tennessee.
Jared Cooper and Colton Morris teamed up for the win on the mound for Kentucky. Cooper and Morris combined to go seven innings and allowed four hits, three runs, walked one and struck out seven. For the Wildcats at the plate, Sam Frazier, Morris and Dakota Graves all had singles while Matt Hutchins had a single and one RBI and Brandon Moye had an RBI.
Matt Brown and P.J. Lovelace also had a single each with Lovelace having the RBI in the seventh inning for the eventual winning run.
For Tennessee, Russell Smith and Joshua Winton pitched in the loss. The duo went seven innings and allowed six hits, four runs, walked one and struck out six.
At the plate for Tennessee in the loss, Winton and Caleb Winton had a single each while Hunter Brittain had a double. Jason Konsler had a single and two RBIs while Smith had one RBI.
In game two, Kentucky trailed Tennessee 5-4 after the top of the fourth before scoring four runs in the bottom half of the inning to propel them to the three-run win.
Connor Huskey earned the win on the mound for Kentucky as he went six innings and allowed nine hits, seven runs, walked and hit two batters while striking out four.
Frazier had two singles in the win and Moye had a single. Morris had one RBI along with Matt Brown. Hutchins had a double in the win.
For Tennessee, Caleb Winton and Joshua Winton took the loss on the mound. The Winton twins combined to pitch five innings in the loss and allowed four hits, 10 runs, walked 10, struck out five and hit one batter.
Brittain led Tennessee in the loss at the plate as he finished with two singles and a homerun and one RBI. Caleb Winton had a single while Smith had two singles. Christopher Gehman added a single and Tyler Baxter had an RBI. Aaron Bosarge finished with a single and two RBIs while Troy Lewis had a single and two RBIs.