Summit rally sinks Brook 13s

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Summit All-Stars played the spoilers Monday night onAmerican Legion Field at Exchange Club Park. Trailing Brookhavenmost of the night, Summit broke a 7-7 tie in the fifth inning witha 5-run rally over the next two innings, to take a 12-8 win andforce a third game in the best-of-three series.

The series moves to Summit tonight to settle the champion in theDixie Boys Baseball 13-year-old District Tournament.

Brookhaven, coached by Dale Lowery, beat Summit 7-2 in the firstgame last Friday. Summit stayed alive by defeating NatchezSaturday.

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The winning pitcher was Summit’s Cody Timmons who worked all 7innings, with 8 strikeouts, no walks and 13 hits allowed. Afterallowing a hit in the top of the seventh, Timmons retired the finalthree batters.

Absorbing the loss was Gib Britt who went the first four and 1/3innings with 6 strikeouts, 6 walks and 9 hits allowed. CalvinRobinson followed Britt with one hit allowed in 2/3 innings pitchedWrapping up the seventh inning with 2 strikeouts and one hitallowed was Travis Sorrels.

Brookhaven dodged a bullet in the first inning as Summit loadedthe bases with one out only to have Britt get two key strikeouts toend the threat.

Brookhaven scored 3 runs in the bottom of the second inning fora 3-0 lead on a double from Brandon Allen and singles from GageWilson, Travis Sorrels and Mac Lowery.

The top of the fourth saw Summit take a brief 4-3 lead on agrand slam home run over the center field fence by JonathanBuie.

Brookhaven responded with 3 more runs in the bottom of the thirdto retake the lead at 6-4. Britt led off with a single and KyleCross doubled to right field. Allen ripped a hard single down thirdbase line to score Britt and Cross for the 4th and 5th runs. Wilsonsingled up the middle, stole second and third base. He came homewith the sixth run on a passed ball.

Brookhaven added another run in the bottom the fourth to pushthe lead to 7-4. Calvin Robinson singled and Cross singled to scoreRobinson.

Summit began its comeback in the top of the fifth with two runsto cut the deficit to 7-6. Jacob McCarty singled. Buie walked withtwo out. Brice Bean drilled a hard single to center field to scoreMcCarty and Buie.

In the top of the sixth, Summit took advantage of two throwingerrors by Brookhaven, combined with five hits, a walk and severalsteals for six big runs and a 12-7 lead for the visitors. Hittingwere Austin, Timmons and Sherrer with a double apiece followed byPigott with a single and Adams who was walked.

In the bottom of the sixth, Brookhaven added its final run ofthe game to close the deficit to 12-8. Robinson walked and Brittsingled to center field. Cross singled to load the bases with oneout. Allen drove in Robinson for the final run.

Summit had six players walked while Brookhaven had none.

Lumley added two singles and Grant Burk hit a single forBrookhaven.

Summit also got two more singles from Timmons and a single fromJosh King.