Opp 9-10s advance, play title game tonight
Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 1, 2010
BREWTON — In the Monday night elimination game between Brewton and Opp, what started off looking like Brewton taking advantage of Opp’s late night debacle against Escambia County Sunday night quickly turned sour.
Opp, who gave up an 8-2 lead with two outs in the sixth inning to Escambia County and lost 12-9 Sunday in seven innings, fell to two early Brewton runs in the first inning Monday night.
From there, Opp went on to take an 11-2 lead after the fourth inning en route to a 13-4 win over Brewton.
Brewton was eliminated from tournament play with a 1-2 overall record while Opp advanced to the championship game against Escambia County Tuesday night.
Opp needed to defeat Escambia County twice to win the title.
Opp scored three runs in the second, five in the third, and three more in the fourth to turn a 2-0 deficit into an 11-2 lead after four innings.
In the top of the fifth inning, Brewton cut the lead to 11-4 with two runs, but Opp returned the favor in the top of the fifth to take a 13-4 lead and held Brewton scoreless in the sixth inning to get the nine-run win.
Along with the 13 runs scored for Opp, the team pounded out eight hits including three triples and held Brewton to only three hits.
Both teams had four errors and Brewton left nine runners on base while Opp left five.
Escambia County 9
Opp overcame a late rally from Escambia County Tuesday night in Brewton as they won 10-9 in the District 5 9-and-10-year-old All-Star tournament.
The loss for Escambia County forced a deciding game against Opp again last night for the district title.
Escambia County won the first game against Opp 12-9 in seven innings after rallying from an 8-2 deficit with two outs in the top of the sixth inning.
Tuesday’s game was almost the same outcome as Escambia County trailed 9-5 heading into the top of the sixth inning before scoring four runs in the inning to tie the game at 9-9.
In the bottom of the inning and one out, Opp reached on base by getting hit and advanced to second and third on passed balls.
From there, a strikeout for Escambia County made it two outs, but the next batter singled in the winning run to allow Opp to get the one-run win.
Escambia County held a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning and a 2-1 lead after one inning of play.
In the second inning, Escambia added two more runs to hold a 4-1 lead until the bottom of the third when Opp scored three runs of their own to tie the game at 4-4.
In the bottom of the fourth, Opp scored two runs to take a 6-4 lead only to see Escambia County score one run in the fifth inning to cut the lead to 6-5.
In the bottom of the fifth, Opp scored three runs to build a 9-5 lead until Escambia County scored four in the top of the sixth inning.
Opp made four errors in the game and Escambia made five.
Opp left 12 runners on base, including three straight innings with the bases loaded, while Escambia left eight on base.
Editor’s note: The district championship game was postponed Wednesday nigt due to weather. Complete coverage will be in the Sat., July 3 edition of the Star-News.