Andy boys post 1 win at tourney

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Andalusia baseball coach Jonathan Rasberry said his team is still searching for their “identity” after only winning one game at the Bulldog Brawl Tournament this weekend.

“That’s what we’re looking for,” Rasberry said. “It’s going to take guys to step up and get clutch, big hits when we need it. That’s been the difference with us winning and losing ball games right now.”

Andalusia beat Carver 13-7 Saturday in the round robin tournament, after falling to Excel 13-3 earlier in the day.

Andalusia 13, Carver 7

Andalusia’s Jay Brewer got things started with a walk in the sixth inning. Rob Maddox advanced Brewer to second on a put out. Quinton Maddox reached on a fielder’s choice, and Brewer scored on an error.

Then, Tyler Raines hit a triple, Dilan Manring and Robert Woodall hit clutch singles to score the Bulldogs’ game-winning runs.

“That’s kind of what we were looking forward to,” Rasberry said about the multiple hits. “We hadn’t strung anything together in the last few weeks, and that’s what’s been hurting us.

“We’ve been getting guys on with two outs, and haven’t been getting those big hits,” he said. “We did a lot of good things in that last inning.”

Winning pitcher Grayson Campbell allowed one run on two hits and had two strike outs for Andalusia.

Manring was 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI; Woodall was 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI; Zack Ward was 1-for-3 with two runs; Brewer was 0-for-4 with two runs; Q. Maddox was 1-for-4 with one run; Campbell was 3-for-3 with two runs; Tyler Raines was 2-for-4 with three RBIs; and Lee Miles scored two runs for the Bulldogs.

Carver scored one run in the second inning, and five runs in the fourth to take a 6-5 lead going into the fifth inning.

Andalusia scored two runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-6 lead before Carver tied the game in the sixth inning with one run.

In earlier action Saturday, Andalusia fell to second-place winner Excel 13-3 in six innings.

Excel scored three runs each in the fourth and sixth innings, and six runs in the fifth inning.

Manring was 1-for-2 with one run; Campbell was 1-for-2 with one run; and Q. Maddox was 1-for-3 for Andalusia.

Jud Rodgers allowed 12 hits, 13 runs and had three strike outs in six innings of work.

Andalusia (4-7) will travel to face Brantley tonight in a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m.