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Brewton-Parker Barons Drop 2 To Middle Georgia

Courtesy of BPC

Brewton-Parker Baseball hosted Middle Georgia last week for the final SSAC series of the regular season, opening with a single nine-inning contest on Thursday night. They followed that with a double header on Friday with BPC picking up a win in Game 3 of the series.

Game 1

After a scoreless first inning, Middle Georgia put a run on the board first with a home run over the left field fence. In the bottom of the third, Jordan Rahn picked up a leadoff double and an RBI single from Jack Morris brought Rahn home to tie the game up 1-1. J. Reid Phillips pinch ran for Morris and advanced to third on a single from Carson Kirby followed by an error. A sacrifice fly from Kyran Coleman got Phillips home to give the Barons a 2-1 lead.

Middle Georgia responded in the fourth inning with a series of three hits and two runs to take a 3-2 lead. The Knights kept the momentum going in the sixth inning with a series of hits and a three-run homer to extend the Barons deficit to 8- 2.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Barons pushed two runs home on threestraight doubles to open the inning with barrels from Coleman, Tate Worrell, and Kennard Dawson cutting the deficit in half. The Barons were unable to get the offense going in the last three innings and ended the game losing 8-4. Brewton-Parker fell behind 12-9 in hits with Dawson and Jacob Mantooth produce two hits each. Coleman, Worrell, and Rahn gathered one hit and one run. Morris had a hit and Phillips gathered a run. Alex Muns (3-6) pitched 5.2 innings and gathered two strikeouts while giving up four walks, 11 hits, and eight runs. Ty Cook pitched the last three innings and picked up six strikeouts while giving up one walk as well as one hit.

Game 2

The Barons started the first inning on top as Carson Kirby hit a single and Jacob Mantooth was walked. Kennard Dawson hit a massive three-run homer over the center field wall to take a 3-0 lead.

Middle Georgia responded with a series of hits and a three-run homer of their own to take a 5-3 lead in the top of the second. In the bottom half of the inning, Kendell Wade and Kirby got on base with walks. Wade was batted in from a Kyran Coleman sacrifice fly while Mantooth scored Kirby with a double. Mantooth scored on a first base fielding error to give the Barons a 6-5 advantage.

In the top of the third, the Knights gathered two home runs and a few other hits to put the Barons in a 10-6 hole. In the bottom of the inning, Tate Worrell got hit by a pitch and Drew DeMasi picked up a single. Kirby cut Middle Georgia’s lead to two with a two-RBI single.

The Knights kept the pressure on the Barons gathering seven runs in the top of the fourth to take a 17-8 lead. Mantooth picked up a leadoff home run to give the Barons their ninth run of the game.

BPC kept the Knights scoreless in the fifth inning and scored a run in the bottom of the inning. Jack Morris got walked and J. Reid Phillips came in to pinch run. Phillips got around the bases on errors and scored from a Coleman sacrifice fly.

In the sixth inning, Middle Georgia gathered a two-run home run to go up 19-10. Worrell picked up a single and Jordan Rahn hit a home run to move the deficit to seven. The seventh inning went scoreless, ending the game with a 19-12 BPC loss.

Brewton-Parker finished behind 11-10 in hits with Mantooth leading the Barons with two hits and three runs. Kirby had two hits and two runs while Dawson had two hits and a run. Worrell had a hit and two runs while DeMasi and Rahn had a run and a hit apiece. Michael Son had a hit while Reid and Wade had a run. Brandon Russell (2-4) pitched 2.2 innings and gathered four strikeouts while giving up five walks, four hits, and nine runs. Noah Gilbert pitched part of an inning, giving up three hits and five runs while Chandler Koerner also pitched part of the inning, giving up three runs on two hits. Dakota Davis pitched an inning, giving up two runs on two hits. Chris Harmon ended the game for the Barons with one and two-thirds tossed.

Game 3

After holding Middle Georgia scoreless in the top of the first inning, Kirby hit a leadoff home run to give the Barons a 1-0 lead. Coleman and Mantooth followed with singles before Dawson hit a three-run home run over the left-field wall.

The Barons continued the momentum, with Son and Worrell getting on base with singles while Rahn got walked. After Phillips reached first on a fielder’s choice, Worrell scored on Wade’s Sacrifice fly and Rahn scored on a wild pitch giving the Barons a 6-0 lead.

In the top of the second, Middle Georgia gathered a walk and then a two-run home run to make it a 6-2 ball game. The Knights put themselves right back into the game with a three-RBI blast in the top of the third.

In the bottom of the third, Phillips and Wade got on base by getting hit by pitches and Kirby loaded the bases with a bunt single. Phillips came home when Coleman got hit by a pitch, and Wade scored on Mantooth’s sacrifice fly. Dawson brought in Kirby with a ground out to give the Barons a 9-5 lead.

Brewton-Parker kept the pressure on the Knights, with Worrell and Rahn getting on base. Phillips reached on a fielder’s choice and Worrell got out in the process. A double from Kirby brought in both Rahn and Phillips to improve the lead to 11-5. After Coleman got walked, Kirby advanced to third and then home off of a wild pitch. Mantooth ended the inning with a single to bring Coleman home to give BPC a 13-5 advantage.

Middle Georgia picked up a run in the top of the sixth inning off a wild pitch. In the bottom half of the inning, Phillips got walked and a bunt from Wade turned into a trip to third base from a Knights throwing error, scoring Phillips in the process. Kirby brought in Wade with a single to extend the BPC lead to 156.

In the seventh inning, Dawson picked up a single to get on base. Matt Morgano ran for Dawson and advanced around the bases on a pair of wild pitches. Worrell came up and hit a single to bring in Morgano to end the game early 16-6.

Brewton-Parker led 13-5 in hits with Kirby leading the way with four hits and three runs. Worrell had three hits and one run while Mantooth and Dawson each had two hits and a run. Coleman had a hit and two runs while Son had a hit and Morgano had a run. Phillips put up three runs while Rahn and Wade had two each. Demoi Hodge (1-1) picked up the win while pitching 2.2 innings, gathering four strikeouts and giving up four walks, one hit, and one run. Ryan Dopson started the game by gathering one strikeout and giving up two walks, five hits, and five runs in his three innings. Ty Cook closed the game with one strikeout and one hit.

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