Covington County 12U eliminate Brantley
Published 12:00 am Friday, June 19, 2015
Covington County’s 12U All-Star team used two pitchers to get a one-hit shutout over Brantley in a 10-0 win Thursday night in Opp.
Jon Jon Dewrell took the mound to start the game for Covington County, and he was masterful from the first pitch on. Dewrell sat the Brantley squad down in order with a strikeout, a groundout and another strikeout.
When it was their turn on offense, the County All-Stars got a one-out walk from Aden Amis followed by a single from Gabrien Dunn. Dewrell then stepped in and hit a little cue shot in front of the plate that the Brantley catcher then fired over the head of the first baseman. The error allowed Amis and Dunn to score to give the County a 2-0 lead.
Tucker Livings followed with a walk, and Mason Turner came up and drove in Dewrell with a RBI single. Brady Hamrac hit a single that allowed Livings to score from third, and give the County a 4-0 lead.
Dewrell remained sharp in the top of the second inning, getting two more strikeouts and a groundout.
Amis picked up another one-out single in the bottom of the second to get the County’s offense going again. Dunn followed with his second hit of the game, and then Livings drove in both runners after Brantley’s pitcher over threw the first baseman. Livings scored a few pitches later on a passed ball to give the County a 7-0 lead after two innings of play.
Dunn replaced Dewrell on the mound in the top of third inning, and gave the Brantley players a rough greeting by striking out the side in order.
Hamrac and Braxton Lee both drew walks to start the bottom of the third, and Judd Fuqua drove in Hamrac with a one-out single to put them up 8-0. Lee scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat off Amis to put the County one run away from winning by the 10-run mercy rule.
Dunn gave up a lead off single in the top of the fourth inning for Brantley’s only run of the game, but a ground ball from the next batter allowed the County to erase the lead runner. Dunn picked up one strikeout in the inning, to bring his night’s total to four.
Dewrell led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a single, and Livings followed with a drive into right field. The hit didn’t appear to be deep enough to score Dewrell from second, but a bobble and a high throw home allowed Dewrell to come across with ease as the winning run.
“Pitching was good again,” County coach Jeff Jeter said. “And we hit the ball better tonight. I was happy that we came out a played hard after a tough game last night. The kids could have laid down, but they fought back tonight for the win. I was real proud of that.”
The Covington County 12U All-Stars will be back in action at 6 p.m., tonight in Opp against the winner between East Brewton and Covington County 11U.