CC 15s have rough go at state tourney

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ten hits.

That’s all Covington County’s 15-year-old All-Stars tallied at the Babe Ruth State Tournament this weekend in Satsuma at Wright Park.

CC fell in its three pool play games and failed to advance to bracket play.

The local team lost 12-2 to Tallassee on Saturday, 13-3 to Alex City and 5-4 to Matthews on Sunday.


Matthews 5,

Covington County 4

CC built a 4-1 lead after the third inning, but Matthews added two runs each in the fifth and seventh innings to pull away with the win.

In CC’s three-run third, Daryl George reached on a hit by pitch, and Austin Worley doubled to put runners on first and third.

Jerran Williams then reached on an error to load the bases.

Ty Ballard hit an RBI double to score George; Worley scored on a sac fly from Gunner Wise; and Williams made it home on a ground out.

Wise allowed five runs on four hits in the complete game to get the loss on the mound. He struck out eight batters.

Worley went 2-for-4 with a double and a run to lead CC.


Alex City 13,

Covington County 3

George went 2-for-3 with a double and a run; A. Worley and Gage Worley had one hit each to lead CC.

Alex City scored one run in the first inning, three runs in the second inning, and a monster nine runs in the fourth to put the game out of reach for the win.


Tallassee 12,

Covington County 2

Tallassee had a 2-0 lead going into the fourth, where it scored seven runs to pull away.

CC’s Shane Jones, George and Williams were the only players who got hits.

The local team’s two runs came in the fifth inning when Wise and Jones scored on a two-run double from Williams.