Mims White wins Babe Ruth title

Published 12:40 am Thursday, July 18, 2013

Mims White used a big second inning to propel them to a 12-6 win over Monroe to capture the Babe Ruth 15-year-old state championship Wednesday afternoon at Crum Foshee Baseball Field on the campus of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia.

After Monroe built a 4-0 lead after the top of the second inning with one run in the first and three in the second inning, Mims White plated six runs in their bottom half of the inning to build a 6-4 lead. Mims built a 9-4 lead after the third inning but saw Monroe come back with two in the fourth to cut the lead to 9-6. From there, Mims added two in the fourth and one in the sixth to double up Monroe by a score of 12-6 and get the championship win.

Luke Jones earned the win in relief for Mims while Jacob Johnson took the loss for Monroe.

Tanner Allen led Mims in the win at the plate with two singles and a double and three RBIs. Cole Griffin led Monroe with a single and a double.

With the win for Mims White, they will now head to the regional tournament that will be held in North Carolina. Monroe took state runner-up with the loss.


Mims White 3, Mims Green 1

In the second state semifinal game Wednesday, in a battle of Mobile’s Mims Park teams, Mims White edged out Mims Green 3-1.

Mims White pitcher Layton Lary had a no-hitter through five innings to help aid in the win. Lary went the complete game to get the win and allowed two hits while striking out six.

Mims White scored two runs in the first and another in the fourth while Mims Green was held to one lone run in the sixth.

Jared Drayton took the loss for Mims Green.


Monroe 3, Brewton 2

In the first game of the state semifinals Wednesday morning at LBW’s Crum Foshee Field, Monroe edged Brewton 3-2 to clinch a spot in that state championship game. All runs in the game were scored in the first inning.

Brewton held a 2-0 after the top of the first inning as they used a single, two walks, a balk, a passed ball and a Monroe error to take the early lead.

In the bottom half of the inning, Monroe used four singles and a Brewton error to plate three runs to take a one-run lead.

In the top of the seventh, Brewton loaded the bases with one out and got a sacrifice fly from Malcolm Hawthorne to score Lane Chavers from third base. But Chavers left the base early and after a Monroe appeal, was called out to give Monroe the win by one.

Blaine Lee earned the win on the mound for Monroe while Chavers took the loss for Brewton.

Monroe won the state championship last year as 14-year-olds.