Demopolis 12U all-stars come away with winBy Matt Cole Published 10:06pm Monday, June 2, 2014
The Cal Ripken League 8U, 10U and 12U District 10 All-Star tournaments kicked off Monday night at the Demopolis SportsPlex.
Demopolis faced Butler in all three leagues Monday night and came away with one win.
The 8U all-stars fell to Butler 7-3 and the 10U all-stars fell 16-12. Demopolis’ 10U team led 11-4 in the fourth inning, but Butler was able to come back to tie the game and eventually take a lead to win the game.
In the 12U game, Demopolis came away with a 10-0 win in four innings. Butler’s pitchers struggled, and the Demopolis bats were hot throughout the game.
The Demopolis scoring got started in the second inning on a bloop single by Trey Etheridge that brought in Rontrerreal Smith. Later in the inning, Javier Quintana scored on a wild pitch to give Demopolis a 2-0 lead.
Demopolis increased their lead to 4-0 in the third inning on a two-run home run by Hunter Duren that brought in Grant Patterson.
Trey Malone was on the mound for Demopolis and only allowed one baserunner in the game.
In the home half of the fourth inning, Demopolis scored six runs to secure the 10-0 win. Andrew Fuqua scored on a wild pitch, then Jackson Cox and Patterson scored on an error by the pitcher. Will Turberville scored on a wild pitch, as did Duren. A RBI single by Etheridge brought in Malone to end the game.
The 8U and 10U Demopolis teams will have Tuesday off before returning to action Wednesday at Sumter. The 12U team will travel to Valley Grande on Tuesday before heading to Sumter on Wednesday. All three teams will be back at the SportsPlex on Thursday to face Sweet Water.