CCBR rallies past Opp, 5-3

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Opp took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning against the Covington County 17- and 18-year-old Babe Ruth squad.

Opp remained in front until the sixth inning when the Covington County Babe Ruth (CCBR) players managed to knot the score at 2-2.

CCBR went ahead 5-2 in the top of the seventh with Justin Clark scoring the eventual game-winning run.

Opp attempted a rally of its own in the bottom of the seventh inning, but came up short as CCBR held on for a 5-3 win.

Opp went on top in the bottom of the first inning when Josh Anderson and Daniel Wall scored. Anderson reached on a walk and moved to second on a single by Wall.

Anderson and Wall moved to third and second on a passed ball with Drew Mims at the plate.

Mims came up big with runners in scoring position belting a two-RBI double before CCBR starting pitcher Dewayne Gladwell got out of the jam with a ground out and a fly out.

The score remained 2-0 in Opp's favor until the fourth inning when Kenny Skipper reached on a walk and came around to score.

Skipper started the rally that tied the game in the top of the sixth inning when he reached on a single. Patrick Cobb came in to run for the CCBR first baseman.

Cobb moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Bart Beam. He then raced to third on a single by Jon Gudson.

Lee Edgar came up to bat with runners on and Cobb just 90 feet away at third base. Edgar delivered with his second RBI-single of the game to send Cobb home with the tying run.

The score remained tied going into the seventh and CCBR took a 5-2 lead when Cole Carroll, Clark and Skipper each scored.

Bart Beam and Chad Bracewell had RBIs in the seventh inning for CCBR.

Opp answered with one run in the bottom of the seventh when Anderson scored after reaching on a single.

CCBR, however, held Opp after giving up the one run for a 5-3 win.

Dewayne Gladwell was the winning pitcher for CCBR allowing three runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out three in the complete game win.

Langdon Stanley pitched six innings for Opp after starting the game on the mound. He allowed two runs on eight hits and four walks. He struck out five.

Andrew Harry and Daniel Wall both pitched in the seventh inning for Opp.

CCBR plays again on Friday at 6 p.m. at Straughn High School.

Opp played the American Legion Post 80 team Wednesday. Look for results of the game in the Thursday edition of the Star-News.