Dodging the rain
Crumpled tents lay strewn across the Dwight Mikel Sports Complex like dead spiders Friday after a storm blew through the area with high winds, rain and lightning.
The inclement weather stopped play of the Babe Ruth State Softball Tournament for more than three hours, where play resumed at around 5:30 p.m. for the first afternoon games in pool play.
City of Andalusia employees were busy with their squeegees trying to dry the fields as fast as they could to get action going back again.
Before the bottom fell out of the sky, Brewton’s softball teams picked up two wins in pool play at the tournament, where they beat Covington County 12-9 in 8U actoin, and Alexander City 17-15 in 10U action.
In other 8U action, Opp defeated Andalusia 14-7.
In 12U action right before the weather implemented play, Tri County defeated Flomaton/East Brewton 13-5.
Brewton 12, Covington County 9
Ashlee Findley went 3-for-4 with three singles to lead Covington County, but Brewton scored eight runs in the fourth and fifth innings to come out on top.
Brewton scored one run in the first inning, two runs in the second, one run in the third and four runs each in the fourth and fifth.
Covington County made things interesting with six runs in the fourth inning to take a 9-8 lead.
Covington County’s Hailey Ward went 2-for-3 and Elizabeth Cross went 2-for-4 with two singles.
Brewton’s Jennings Ruzie went 1-for-3; Caroline Williamson went 1-for-4; Kinsley Byrd went 1-for-4; Peyton Myrick went 1-for-4; and Grayton Coale went 3-for-4 with three singles.
Opp 14, Andalusia 7
Stella Gilbreath went 3-for-5 to lead the Lady Bobcats; and Kelsi Cardwell and Caroline Carson went 2-for-4 each.
Andalusia’s Olivia Mikel went 1-for-2, and Catherine Pettie went 1-for-3 for the Lady Bulldogs.
Opp scored four runs in the first inning, and Andalusia countered to make it 4-3 in the bottom half of the frame.
Opp added two runs in the third, one run in the fourth, three runs in the fifth and four runs in the sixth.
Andalusia scored four additional runs in the fourth inning.
Brewton 17, Alexander City 15
Trailing 14-3, Brewton scored 12 runs in the fourth inning and tacked on one run each in the fifth and sixth for the win.
Alexnder City shot out to a 10-1 lead after the second inning, but fell flat the fourth through the sixth, scoring only three additional runs.
Makenzie Thomas went 1-for-4; and Sarah Scott went 2-for-5 to lead Brewton at the plate.
Tri County 13, Flomaton/East Brewton 5
Tri County scored three runs in the first inning, and added five later in the third to pull away with a 8-3 lead.
Kaile Gumapac went 1-for-2 with a double to lead Flomaton/East Brewton.
A. Baxley went 2-for-3 to lead Tri County.