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Brewton-Parker Barons Take 4 From Rio Grande

Brewton-Parker Barons Take 4 From Rio Grande
Kyran Coleman comes around to score for the Barons.Photo by BPC
Brewton-Parker Barons Take 4 From Rio Grande
Kyran Coleman comes around to score for the Barons.Photo by BPC

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It was a good weekend for the Barons baseball team of Brewton-Parker College as they took four games from the Red Storm of Rio Grande (Ohio).


Brewton-Parker Baseball returned home for a four-game weekend series against Rio Grande (Ohio), beginning with a pair of games on Friday. The Barons (4-5) took care of the Red Storm (08) with a 7-3 victory in game one followed by a 14-7 win in the second contest.

Game 1

Kendell Wade put the Barons on the board with a sacrifice flyout in the bottom of the second inning, bringing home Drew DeMasi for the first run. After a stolen base from Carson Kirby, Kyran Coleman took advantage of a passed ball to score the second run for a 2-0 advantage.

With a scoreless third to pass, the Red Storm would go on to level the game with a two-run homer in the top of the fourth inning. Brewton-Parker moved back ahead with an RBI double from Kirby in the bottom half of the inning for a 3-2 lead.

Rio Grande pulled the game back level in the fifth inning with a sacrifice fly of their own for a 3-3 scoreline yet the Barons continued to respond, scoring two with a two-run homer from Coleman in the bottom of the fifth. With a 5-3 lead, Michael Son barreled a two-run homer for himself to give the Barons a 7-3 advantage in the sixth inning. Brewton-Parker held on to the four-run lead, closing the contest in the seventh.

Brewton-Parker led 8-6 in hits with Coleman and Wade leading with a pair of hits each. Both Coleman and Son notched two RBIs each with their homers. The BPC baserunners totaled six stolen bases with Kirby and Wade snagging three bags each. Alex Muns started and tossed for the first 4.1 innings, giving away all three earned runs to the Red Storm while striking out three and walking two. Ryan Dopson (1-0) earned the win with 1.2 innings, striking out a batter in four at-bats.

Game 2

The Red Storm opened game two with some vengeance with a pair of solo homers in the first inning for the early 2-0 lead. The Barons swiftly responded with four runs in the bottom half of the inning, to claim their stake at the lead. BPC found the first run off an error from the visitors before Son smashed a three-run shot for the 4-2 lead.

Brewton-Parker continued with the hot bats in the second inning with Kirby notching an RBI double for a three-run edge. BPC then added another run on a dropped fly ball before adding a pair off a single from De-Masi where the pair of runners scored on an error after the base hit.

Jack Morris then pushed in another pair with a double for a 10-2 lead before Mantooth doubled in another run for a nine-run advantage. To close the second inning, BPC crossed the plate one more time with a bases-loaded hit by pitch from Brandon Lawrence for the 12-2 lead.

The Red Storm gained a run back with an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning before Son managed to respond in the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run. With a shortened game in sight, Rio Grande battled back in the top of the seventh with four runs on five hits and an error to cut the BPC lead down to 13- 7.

Brewton-Parker added one final run to the tally in the bottom of the seventh with a sacrifice fly from Jordan Rahn for a 14-7 advantage before closing the game out with a scoreless eighth and ninth innings.

BPC held a narrow 13-12 edge in hits. The Barons gave up four errors while the Red Storm gave up three. Mantooth led with three hits while Son notched two homers. A total of four Barons produced a double each. Ty Cook (2-0) earned his second win of the season, tossing for four innings. He struck out eight batters and walked three while giving away three earned runs on seven hits. Five other Barons made appearances for an inning apiece to close out the game.


Brewton-Parker Baseball finished their fourgame weekend against Rio Grande (Ohio) with a doubleheader on Saturday. The Barons (6-5) defeated the Red Storm (010) with a 17-2 win in game one and a 14-11 victory in the second game.

Game 3

The Red Storm took an early lead, gathering a pair of hits and picking up one run while holding the Barons from scoring. Kennard Dawson, Michael Son, and Drew De-Masi reached base from walks in the second inning, Dawson scored from a Jack Morris walk to make the score 1-1. The Barons took a 2-1 lead with Carson Kirby reaching first on an error. With the bases load, Brandon Lawrence hit a bomb to left field for a grand slam, giving BPC a 6-1 lead.

In the third inning, Son and DeMasi put up singles to get on base. Brewton-Parker increased their lead to six, with a single from Morris to bring Son home from second base. Kendell Wade got the bases loaded with a walk, and DeMasi was brought home on a balk from the pitcher making the score 8-1.

Rio Grande picked up another run in the top of the fourth, by making the bases loaded with three singles, followed by a sacrifice fly to bring in the runner from third. The bottom of the fourth was a big inning for the Barons. Lawrence picked up a hit and advanced to second off an error. Tate Worrell got Lawrence to third with a base hit, before Dawson hit a massive double to bring them both in, increasing the Barons’ lead to 10-2.

A two-run hit from Kyran Coleman brought the score to 12-2 with no outs. Wade gathered a two-RBI single, bringing in Coleman and DeMasi to score. Worrell brought in Wade and Morris with a double, followed by Dawson reaching second base off an error, bringing in Worrell for his second run of the inning making the score 17-2.

Both teams held each other to three scoreless innings, to end the game 17-2 for the Barons.

Brewton-Parker led 11-5 in hits with Worrell and Morris with a pair each. Lawrence notched four RBIs for the day, three with the grand slam. Worrell and Dawson picked up one stolen base each. Brandon Russell (11) picked up the win, pitching for five innings, giving up five hits and two runs while getting five strikeouts and three walks. Chris Harmon pitched the last two innings gathering two strikeouts.

Game 4

Rio Grande kicked off the second game with a two-run homer and kept the Barons from scoring in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. After another scoreless inning for BPC, the Red Storm went up 3-0 with two doubles in the second inning.

In the third inning, Rio Grande picked up a solo home run to go up 4-0. Brewton-Parker finally scored at the bottom of the third, with a sacrifice fly from Kirby after Joshua Valente and Wade got on base, bringing home J. Reid Phillips, who pinch-ran for Valente. A sacrifice fly from Lawrence got Wade home, making the score 4- 2.

After holding off Rio Grande in the top of the fourth, Dawson hit a missile scoring a solo homer to bring the Barons within one. Jacob Mantooth and Valente got on base before Wade gave the Barons a 6-4 lead with a huge three-run home run. The Red Storm brought the score within one with a sacrifice fly to bring in a run, but after being walked, Son went around the bases on passed balls to make the score 7-5.

In the sixth inning, Rio Grande scored again off of a sacrifice fly. In the bottom of the sixth, Valente and Wade got on base, before a single from Kirby brought home Phillips. A single from Worrell brought home Wade and Kirby before Dawson got Lawrence home with a single to make the score 11-6. A sacrifice fly from Son got Worrell home and DeMasi doubled to bring in Dawson to go up 13- 7.

In the top of the seventh, Rio Grande picked up two more runs with a single after two walks. In the bottom of the inning, Wade was hit by a pitch to get on base and after stealing second, and advancing to third on a fly out, he came home on a single from Lawrence to give BPC a 14-8 lead.

In the eighth, the Red Storm hit another homer and picked up an RBI to cut the lead down to four. The Barons were able to hold the Red Storm to only one run in the ninth inning to take a 14-11 win.

The Red Storm led in hits 14-11 with Wade and Dawson with two each. Wade gathered three RBIs with four runs. The Barons’ baserunners picked up eight stolen bases, Wade and Mantooth had two each. Chandler Koerner (1-0) picked up the win by pitching for two innings and only giving up two hits and one run.

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