Brewton wins 10U District title

Published 10:14 pm Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Brewton beat Opp 9-7 to cap a five-game win streak to claim the 2014 Cal Ripken 10U District Championship tonight at the Opp Sports Complex.

After falling to Opp in its first game, the Brewton All-Stars fought their way through the bottom bracket, defeating Covington County, East Brewton and Andalusia before topping the Bobcats 12-2 on Monday night in the first championship game.

Games were called Sunday because of the weather and moved subsequently to Monday night, where Brewton defeated Andalusia 6-2 and then Opp in the 10-run victory.

In the winner-take-all game, it was a back and forth contest between both teams.

Brewton took an early 2-1 lead in the first inning, but Opp bounced back in the third to tie it 2-all.

The Bobcats held Brewton in the bottom of the third, but the eventual champions countered with three runs in the fourth.

One night after pitching a 1-hitter against the Bobcats, Jackson Flores came in for Brewton in the top of the fifth, where the Bobcats figured the ace pitcher out well.

Robbie Gafford reached on an error to put two runners on with one out. Cal Ashberry then walked to load the bases, when one batter later, Landen Rogers hit an RBI single to cut it to one run at 4-3.

With two outs on the board, Walt Spurlin came through in clutch fashion with a two-run single to give the Bobcats a 5-4 lead.

One batter later, Ethan Cox hit a two-run double for a 7-4 lead.

Brewton, as it did the entire tournament after its first loss, found a way to come back in the bottom of the same frame.

Two runs each came on a double and a passed ball; and one scored on a squeeze play.

Brewton held it together in the final inning, retiring the side.

With their runner-up finish, the Bobcats earned a berth to play in the state tournament in Coosa.

For complete coverage of tonight’s game, see Thursday’s edition of the Star-News.