Opp 10U All-Stars win district title

Published 12:01 am Saturday, June 23, 2012

Opp’s 10 and under All-Stars beat Brewton 14-4 to win the district tournament in Evergreen. | Adam Robinson/Brewton Standard

Opp scored three runs early, and took the definite lead late to beat Brewton 14-4 in the 10U All-Stars District Championship on Thursday night in Evergreen.

“I thought we played well,” Opp coach Michael Smithart said. “I think, as far as the tournament goes, we gave up nine runs in four games. We’re pretty proud of that.

“Our goal going into the tournament was to win every inning, and we managed to do that,” he said. “So, we’re pretty pleased with how we played.”

With this victory, Opp and Brewton will advance to play in the 10U state tournament next week in Florence. Both teams need to report to the tournament on Fri., June 29. The first game is slated for Sat., June 30.

Opp took advantage of some Brewton errors early, and scored one run each in the first three innings. Brewton tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the third inning to make things interesting.

Opp then scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning, and four each in the fifth and sixth innings to take the 10-run lead.

Brewton was held to five hits in the game, while Opp tallied 11 hits.

Editor’s note: Adam Robinson of The Brewton Standard contributed to this report.