Tuesday’s Babe Ruth games: Aggies and Wildcats sweep
Tuesday’s Brewton Babe Ruth games saw the first and four place teams in the leagues come away with sweeps over the second and third place teams.
In Brewton, the Texas A&M continued their dominance in the league as they swept third place Tennessee 14-5 and 8-2. In East Brewton, the Kentucky Wildcats swept the second place Auburn Tigers 6-4 and 7-4.
The win for the Aggies was their 10th straight win while Tennessee suffered their ninth straight loss. Upstart Kentucky’s sweep of Auburn pushed them to two games out of third place tie and three games out of a second place tie.
After Tuesday’s games, the Aggies were in first place with a 16-2 record followed by the Auburn Tigers in second place with an 8-10 record. Tennessee was in third place with a 7-11 record while Kentucky rounded out the four-team league with a 5-13 record.
Games will resume Thursday in both Brewton and East Brewton at 5:30 p.m. Auburn and Texas A&M will play in Brewton at T.R. Miller while Tennessee and Kentucky will meet in East Brewton.
The 2013 Babe Ruth season will play their last week of games next Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesday, the Aggies of Texas A&M will meet with Kentucky while Auburn and Tennessee will play at Johnson Park in East Brewton.
Thursday, June 13 will be the last scheduled games of the year. On that night, Auburn and Kentucky will play in Brewton while Texas A&M will play Tennessee in East Brewton.
Texas A&M Aggies 14-8, Tennessee Volunteers 5-2
The Aggies of Texas A&M increased their winning streak to 10 and increased the Tennessee Volunteers’ losing streak to nine with a two-game sweep Tuesday in Brewton.
Tied at 4-all after the fourth inning, the Texas A&M Aggies pulled away from the Tennessee Volunteers in the final three innings to get a 14-5 win in game one.
The Aggies scored three runs in the fifth, sixth runs in the sixth and one in the seventh while holding Tennessee to one in the bottom of the seventh to get a nine-run win.
Tripp Floyd was 2-for-3 in the win at the plate and Lane Chavers was 2-for-4. Both Floyd and Chavers had three RBIs each. Jordan Williams was 1-for-4 with a double and one RBI.
Austin Holmes, Ty McFerrin, Ethan Bollenbacher and River Johnson all had one hit each. Holmes and Bollenbacher had one RBI each.
For Tennessee in game one, Jo Jo Booker was 3-for-4 with a double and Hunter Brittain was 2-for-3 with a double. Both had two RBIs each. Tyler Baxter added a single in the loss.
Both teams used four pitchers each in game one. Tripp Floyd, Lane Chavers, Jordan Williams and Drew Williamson all pitched in the win. The quartet of pitchers went seven innings and allowed six hits, five earned runs, walked seven and struck out 11.
Booker, Russell Smith, Joshua Winton and Baxter all pitched in the loss and allowed nine hits, 14 runs, walked 12 and struck out six.
In game two, the first place Aggies held Tennessee to only two hits while they claimed an 8-2 win.
Christopher Gehman and Aaron Bosarge had the lone hits for Tennessee while Floyd and O’Neil White both had doubles for the Aggies. Floyd and White had two hits each in the win with Floyd having two RBIs and White having three to lead in the win.
Chavers, Christian Alvarez and McFerrin also had hits with Hayden Winchester having one RBI.
For the Aggies on the mound, Alvarez and Holmes combined for the win going six innings and allowing two hits, two earned runs, walked seven and struck out six.
Gehman, Smith and Baxter pitched for Tennessee in the loss and allowed seven hits, eight runs, five earned, walked 10 and struck out three.
Kentucky Wildcats 6-7, Auburn Tigers 4-4
After having only one win in their first 12 games, the Kentucky Wildcats have now won four out of their last six games after they swept the Auburn Tigers Tuesday night 6-4 and 7-4 in East Brewton.
In game one, Kentucky’s Jared Cooper went seven innings on the mound and allowed four hits, four runs, two earned, walked seven and struck out nine in the win.
At the plate, Connor Huskey, Dakota Graves, Cooper and Hunter Revel all had hits. Cooper, Brandon Moye and Matt Hutchins all had one RBI each.
For Auburn, Lane Clark pitched in the loss and allowed four hits, six runs, one earned, walked three and struck out four.
Malcolm Hawthorne, Stokes Jennings, Tim McDonald and Weston Riddle all had hits with Jennings having a double. Clark had one RBI and McDonald had two.
In game two, Kentucky used a five-run fourth inning to help them to a 7-4 win over the Tigers and claim the sweep—despite having only three hits.
Graves led Kentucky at the plate with a 2-for-2 day, a double and two RBIs. Colton Morris was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Huskey and P.J. Lovelace had one RBI each.
For Auburn, Clark was 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Jennings, McDonald, Baylen Parker and Derrick Barton all had hits. Clark, McDonald and Barton all had one RBI each.
On the mound for Kentucky, Brandon Moye went five innings and allowed six hits, four earned runs, walked one and struck out three. For Auburn, Brooks Brown, Barton and Jennings all pitched. The trio went five innings and allowed three hits, seven runs, two earned, walked 10 and struck out four.