Brewton Babe Ruth Tuesday: Aggies sweep Kentucky, Auburn sweeps Tennessee
The final week of the 2013 Brewton Babe Ruth season was played Tuesday and the Texas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers came away with sweeps.
The Aggies swept the Kentucky Wildcats by scores of 4-2 and 7-1 while Auburn swept the Tennessee Volunteers 7-5 and 9-4.
After Tuesday’s games, with two more games left in the season on Thursday, 2013 league champion Texas A&M saw their record go to 18-4 as they remained in first place. Auburn’s sweep of Tennessee improved their record to 12-10 and kept them in second place while Tennessee fell to 8-14 and remained in third place. Kentucky stayed in fourth place with a 6-16 record.
The Aggies will finish as the 2013 league champion while Auburn will finish in second place. Thursday’s game results will not affect Texas A&M and Auburn’s standings. The third and fourth place finishers will depend on how Tennessee and Kentucky finish Thursday.
Thursday’s games will see Auburn and Kentucky play at 5:30 p.m. at T.R. Miller while Texas A&M and Tennessee will play in East Brewton.
Texas A&M Aggies 4-7, Kentucky Wildcats 2-1
After getting a tough effort from the Kentucky Wildcats in a 4-2 game one win Tuesday, the Aggies cruised their way to a 7-1 win in game two to get a sweep.
In game one, the Aggies broke a 2-all tie in the top of the seventh with two runs and held Kentucky scoreless to get a 4-2 win.
Christian Alvarez earned the win on the mound for the Aggies in relief of starter Tripp Floyd and Austin Holmes. The trio of pitchers allowed two hits, two runs, walked six, struck out 10 and hit two in the win.
At the plate for the Aggies, Drew Williamson had a single and a double while Jake Najor had two singles. Lane Chavers, Holmes, Jordan Williams and Alvarez all had singles with Chavers having one RBI.
For Kentucky in game one at the plate, Dakota Graves had a double and Sam Frazier had a single for the only two Wildcat hits. Colton Morris had one RBI.
On the mound, Jared Cooper took the loss as he went seven innings and allowed eight hits, four runs, walked two, and struck out 10.
In game two, Kentucky was held to one run in the fourth inning while the Aggies plated three runs in the second and fourth innings while adding one run in the third.
Drew Williamson got the start on the mound and the win while Jordan Williams went the final four innings. The duo allowed three hits, one run, walked one, struck out four and hit one.
At the plate, Williamson had a single, two doubles and two RBIs while Najor had a single. Tripp Floyd had one RBI. Holmes added a triple while Ty McFerrin, Hayden Winchester and River Johnson all had singles. Winchester had one RBI.
For Kentucky at the plate, Morris, Cooper and Matt Hutchins all had singles. Morris had one RBI.
On the mound, Brandon Moye, Connor Huskey and Frazier all pitched with Moye taking the loss. The trio allowed eight hits, seven runs, walked one, struck out four and hit two batters.
Auburn Tigers 7-9, Tennessee Volunteers 5-4
The Auburn Tigers used a sweep over the Tennessee Volunteers to solidify a second place finish in the 2013 league standings while the losses for the reeling Volunteers left them in third place. Tennessee is 1-12 in their last 13 games.
In game one for Auburn, the Tigers used a four-run third inning to help them claim the two-run win.
At the plate for the Tigers, Lane Clark and Derrick Barton both had doubles. Clark was 3-for-4 and Barton was 1-for-2. Brooks Brown added two hits and Christian Mancil had a hit. Tim McDonald, Barton and Brown all had one RBI each.
For Tennessee, Caleb Winton and Russell Smith both had a double while Smith led the way with a 3-for-4 day at the plate and four RBIs. Joshua Winton had a hit while Hunter Brittain had two in the loss. Caleb Winton was 2-for-4 and Christopher Gehman was 1-for-3 along with Aaron Bosarge. Andrew Langham went 1-for-1.
On the mound for Auburn, McDonald and Clark both pitched. The duo allowed 11 hits, five runs, three walks and struck out three.
For Tennessee, Joshua Winton and Gehman pitched and allowed seven hits and runs, walked three and struck out four.
In game two, Auburn outscored Tennessee 7-3 in the first inning en route to a 9-4 win to take the sweep.
For the Tigers at the plate, Barton had a double while Clark had two hits and one RBI. Malcolm Hawthorne had a solo homerun while Stokes Jennings, Brown and TyShawn Davis all had hits. Brown had two RBIs.
For Tennessee, Joshua Winton, Troy Lewis, Langham and Preston Townsend all had hits.
Clark and Jennings pitched in the win for Auburn and allowed three hits, four runs, walked five and struck out two.
For Tennessee, Caleb Winton, Gehman and Smith all pitched and allowed seven hits, nine runs, walked eight and struck out two.