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Brewton-Parker Baseball Rights The Ship

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The Brewton-Parker College Barons baseball team snapped a 16 game winless streak with a win over Reinhardt last Tuesday and then Swept Blue Mountain over the weekend. vs. Reinhardt Brewton-Parker baseball traveled to north to take on in-state foe Reinhardt for a non-conference matchup in Waleska on Tuesday afternoon. The Barons (10-26) snapped their 16-game skid with a win over the Eagles (23-11) in an 8-7 road battle.

Brewton-Parker left a pair stranded in the first inning as Kennard Dawson managed to reach on a single followed by a walk for Eduardo Castillo. Reinhardt responded in the bottom half of the inning with a home run to take a 1-0 advantage before the Eagles barreled another homer in the second inning to take a 2-0 lead.

After a scoreless third inning, Brewton-Parker placed a run on the scoreboard taking advantage of four walks which included a basesloaded walk for Jacob Mantooth to bring home Dawson, cutting the deficit back to one run in the fourth inning.

The Barons added a run in the top of the fifth inning, utilizing a double from Kyran Coleman as well as two errors to level the game. Reinhardt wasted little time, taking control of the lead in the sixth inning with a home run and an RBI single to move to a 4-2 edge.

Brewton-Parker returned with three runs in the seventh inning, taking a 5-4 lead. The Barons were gifted three errors while Jack Morris and Castillo notched base hits to help move base runners. Castillo and Dawson both recorded RBIs on their atbats to level the game before the Barons’ go-ahead run was scored off one of the three errors.

The Eagles swiftly pieced together two hits and two runs to retake the lead with a 6-5 advantage in the bottom of the seventh. In the eighth, Malik Germany produced a double to left field before Tate Worrell homered to give the Barons the 7-6 lead. BPC moved to a two-run advantage with an RBI single from Dawson to close out the inning.

Reinhardt battled in the ninth inning, loading the bases and walking in a run with two outs to cut the deficit to one. Fortunately, BPC was able to hold the Eagles back from a comeback performance forcing the hosts to leave three runners stranded and to secure the 8-7 win.

The Eagles led 10-8 in the hits category, notching three homers in the process. Brewton-Parker led in doubles with Coleman and Germany each recorded one. Dawson led with two hits and three RBIS while Coleman notched a pair of hits followed by Worrell’s three-run and two-RBI home run performance. Coleman gathered three stolen bases for the day to lead the base running efforts. Ryan Dopson started on the mound, pitching for 4.2 innings. He gave up five hits, two earned runs, two walks, and recorded one strikeout. Dakota Davis pitched for an innings, giving up two earned runs two hits and walking two as well. Chandler Koerner made a brief appearance before Ty Cook (3-10) tossed for the final three innings. Cook allowed just one hit and one earned run while walking three. vs. Blue Mountian

After a change in venue due to inclement weather in the Blue Mountain, Mississippi area, the Brewton-Parker baseball program took on Blue Mountain at the USA Stadium in Millington, Tennessee, for first two games of the weekend series.

The Barons (12-26, 3-14 SSAC) returned to winning ways in SSAC play with a doubleheader sweep over the Toppers (21-16, 6-11 SSAC), securing the series with a 6-5 game one victory followed by an 11-8 victory in gvame two.

Game 1

In the scheduled seven-inning contest, the Barons opened with a leadoff double from Kyran Coleman before Kennard Dawson notched an RBI groundout to bring home Coleman for the first run of the game. Eduardo Castillo connected for a base hit but was left stranded as BPC closed the top half of the first inning with a 1-0 lead.

Blue Mountain answered with a loaded bases, hit by pitch to level the game in the bottom of the first inning. Jacob Mantooth put a barrel on a two-out single to center field before Malik Germany homered to left field to give Brewton- Parker a 3-1 lead in the top of the second inning.

The Toppers responded yet again with a solo homer run to cut their deficit down to just one run in the second inning before barreling a three-run homer in the bottom of the third to reclaim the lead, taking a 5-3 advantage while producing a total of five hits in the inning.

Drew DeMasi doubled and advanced to third on a passed ball in the fourth inning, leading the way for Anyelo Sanchez to connect on an RBI double to push across DeMasi for the Barons’ fourth run of the game. I nthetopofthefifth, Jack Morris jacked a tworun homer to give Brewton- Parker a 6-5 lead pushing Coleman across the dish in the process. The Toppers struggled to take advantage of three runners on base in the fifth, as well as one in the sixth, as the Barons managed to hold on to the one-run edge to secure the first game of the afternoon.

Both teams produced nine hits each with the two sides also notching two home runs apiece. Brewton-Parker led with three doubles as well. Coleman and Sanchez led BPC with two hits each while Germany and Morris led with two RBIs apiece off their home runs. Carlos Rodriguez started the first two innings and gave up two earned runs, striking out three batters and walking five while allowing just one hit. Noah Gilbert (12) picked up his first win, tossing five innings. He allowed eight hits and gave up three earned runs whole striking out two batters as well as walking one.

Game 2

The Barons utilized a late-game surge to take the second contest of the game after the Toppers opened with a heavy first two innings. BMCU found themselves with a swift 8-0 advantage after just two innings of action. The Toppers took advantage of a loaded bases walk to score the first run before scoring the second on a sacrifice fly.

With a 2-0 advantage, the hosts moved to an 8-0 lead with six runs in the bottom half of the second inning. The inning was highlighted by a two-run homer as Blue Mountain tallied five hits and took care of a BPC error in the inning. Fortunately for BPC, the Toppers left three runners stranded to close out the inning.

Brewton-Parker answered well in the top of the third inning, scoring five runs off a total of six hits to pull the deficit back to just three runs. Germany led with a base hit followed by a single from Tate Worrell. After a single from Morris, Dawson notched an RBI base hit for the first run.

Castillo reached on a fielder’s choice which scored the second run just before Sanchez barreled a double to left field for two RBIs. De-Masi followed with an RBI single to score the fifth run for the Barons.

After a scoreless fourth inning, the Barons continued to battle back into the game by taking advantage of two errors from the hosts as well as notching three hits which included an RBI double from Germany to score three runs in the fifth inning to level the game at 8-8. Brewton-Parker eventually took control of the score in the sixth inning with another run scored on an error followed by a run pushed home on a fielder’s choice, giving BPC a 10-8 lead.

The Barons moved to an 11-8 advantage with an RBI single from Castillo in the eighth inning and managed to hold off the Toppers to the end, securing the second game of the day.

BPC held a 15-8 hitting advantage while the Toppers gave up three errors compared to the Barons’ one mishap. BMCU led 4-3 in doubles while also notching a home run. Germany led the batting efforts with three hits while Sanchez and DeMasi led with three RBIs each. Ty Cook started on the mound, pitching for just 1.2 innings. He gave up seven earned runs on five hits, walking four batters and striking out two. Jered Marrs (1-0) picked up his first win of the season, throwing for 5.1 innings. He gave up just two hits and struck out six batters while walking four in the process. Ryan Dopson earned his first save of the season, pitching the final two innings and striking out one, walking one, and allowing just one hit.

Game 3

In the series finale, Brewton-Parker baseball had one opportunity on Saturday afternoon to record the first SSAC sweep of the season with a matchup against Blue Mountain (Miss.) in Millington, Tenn. The Barons (13-26, 4-14 SSAC) downed the Toppers (21-17, 6-12 SSAC) in a 10-9 victory, surging in the ninth inning to seal the sweep over the hosts.

Blue Mountain opened the game with back-to-back walks before getting a base hit and lining out on a double play. With two outs the hosts scored on a passed ball to take a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Toppers recorded another walk and followed up with a two-RBI single to move to 3-0 lead before scoring another run on an error from the Barons.

The Toppers tallied an additional run on an error in the bottom of the second inning to lead 5-0, leaving two runners stranded in the process. Brewton-Parker finally responded in the top of the third inning scoring on a groundout from Kyran Coleman as J. Reid Phillips reach on a walk.

BPC added to the tally in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit down to three runs, scoring on another ground out as Eduardo Castillo brought in Kennard Dawson, who notched a base hit as the leadoff batter.

Brewton-Parker continued to roll, adding another score in the fifth inning as Carson Kirby notched an RBI single. Malik Germany led the inning with a double while Kirby’s base hit and Coleman’s single followed.

The Barons moved into the driver’s seat in the sixth inning as Phillips homered to left field, which brough home Jacob Mantooth and Germany for a 6-5 BPC lead. Blue Mountain responded well in the bottom half of the inning, producing three hits to bring home four runs to reclaim the lead by three runs.

BPC managed to close out the game well with an RBI single from Mantooth in the seventh inning followed by an RBI double from Mantooth and a two-RBI double from Drew De-Masi to take a 10-9 lead in the ninth inning. Despite producing two hits in the bottom of the ninth, BPC was able to hold on to the one-run advantage for the series sweep.

BPC held a 13-8 advantage in hits and led 3-2 in doubles while also boasting the lone home run of the day coming off the Phillips’ bat. Phillips led with three RBIs while Mantooth, Germany, and Kirby led with two hits apiece. Mantooth also recorded a pair of runs and a pair of RBIs. Blue Mountain held a commanding 6-2 lead in stolen bases. Robin Haven started on the mound, pitching for 1.2 innings, and giving up two earned runs while walking seven batters. Chandler Koerner came in to pitch for 4.0 innings, striking out five batters while giving up four earned runs. Chris Harmon made a brief two-inning appearance before Ty Cook (410) managed to earn the win with one inning to play. He allowed just two hits and struck out a batter in the process.

The Barons return home for a weekend series against Stillman (Ala.) starting on April 14.

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