Brakemen sweep Pearl in CSL twinbill
Strong pitching and key hits provided the Brookhaven Brakemenwith the winning ingredients Sunday afternoon in a sweat-soakedCotton State League doubleheader. They swept the Pearl Patriots,winning the opener 3-2 and the finale 2-0 on Brookhaven Academy’sdiamond.
The Brakemen, 2-0 in the second half, are 10-11 overall underthe field generalship of Pete Young. They enjoy an open week andresume play Saturday, July 6, at Clinton. On Sunday, July 7,Brookhaven hosts Jackson for a twinbill, starting at 2:30 onBrookhaven Academy’s field.
Brookhaven 3, Pearl 2
In the bottom of the seventh, the Brakemen got a base runnerwhen Jeb Lee was hit by pitcher Ricky Guillot on an 0-2 count.Jacob Blakeney delivered an infield hit off a bunt. AaronOberschmidt sacrificed the runners ahead. Brandon Hubbard was hitby a pitch to load the bases with 1 out.
Cayce Wallace delivered a sacrifice fly to right field to tiethe game at 2-2. Joey Sullivan’s RBI double to the left field fenceplated the winning run.
The Brakemen scored their first run in the third. Sullivan ledoff with a walk and stole second. Seth Lofton’s single moved him tothird and Anthony McLin delivered an RBI sacrifice fly to left.
Cass Brister started on the mound for Brookhaven. He gave up 2hits in 2 innings, 1 earned run, struck out 2 batters, walked 2 andhit 1.
Tyler Peret replaced Brister in the third. He went 3 frames,allowed 1 run on 2 hits, fanning 2. He didn’t issue a base onballs.
Peret was relieved in the sixth by Josh Garrett. In 2 innings ofrelief, Garrett gave up 1 hit, no runs, fanned 3, hit 1 batter andwas credited with the victory.
Ricky Guillot went 6.2 innings for Pearl. He gave up 6 hits, 3runs, struck out 3, walked 3 and hit 2 batters.
Lofton and Blakeney had 2 hits for Brookhaven.
Brookhaven 2, Pearl 0
Mitch Mangum started on the mound for Brookhaven and got the winin 3 innings. He held Pearl hitless, striking out 1 and walking2.
In the fourth, Lance Deville replaced Mangum on the mound. In1.1 innings, Deville held Pearl hitless. He struck out 1 and walked2 before arm trouble sent him to the dugout.
Michael Edwards replaced Deville with 1 out in the fifth andcarried the no-hitter into the seventh. With 1 out in the seventh,Pearl got singles from Nathan Purvis and Phillip Coffey.
Edwards gave up 2 hits, struck out 3, walked 1 and got asave.
Tyler Brown took the loss for Pearl, going 5 innings. He allowed8 hits, 2 earned runs, struck out 2 and walked 1.
Shane Seals replaced Brown in the sixth.
Wallace, working at shortstop, doubled and singled for theBrakemen. Ben Davis doubled. Sullivan, Oberschmidt, Thoms, Loftonand McLin singled.
The Brakemen broke open a scoreless duel in the third. Davis ledoff with a double down the right field line. Wallace doubled homeDavis, making it 1-0. Sullivan followed with an RBI single and itwas 2-0.