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Brunswick Angels punch World Series ticket

SoVaNow.com / July 18, 2018
After defeating the South Hill Angles in the District 1 Dixie Youth Softball Tournament in Lawrenceville, the Brunswick Angels All-Stars traveled to Amherst where they faced off against the Angel All-Stars of Prince George in a two-team, double elimination tourney to decide the state champion.

The Brunswick girls needed only two games to capture the state crown and punch their ticket to the Dixie Angels World Series in Louisiana, but their second victory over Prince George was a close.

In the first game, Brunswick won in a rout, 11-1. Playing Friday, Brunswick jumped out to an early lead, scoring eight runs in the second inning after Prince George’s pitcher walked the bases full. With two outs, Cassidy Conwell drew a walk to score Brunswick’s first run and tie the game up after Prince George had posted a run on the board.

With the bags still loaded, Emily King laced a grounder for a single, scoring Makenzie Leeman and Martha Rose Bishop. Kimball Crowder doubled on a grounder to short, scoring Conwell and advancing King to third. Aubrey Corum kept the inning alive with another single, scoring two more runners.

MoAsia Reaves ripped a grounder to left advancing Corum to second. Ruth Anne Torres came to the plate and drew a walk and was followed by Riley Griffin who singled to center for an RBI. The side came to an end with Kyndall Jones striking out, but the damage was done and the Brunswick ladies had the game in hand.

Brunswick would go on to score three more runs while holding PG scoreless to take the victory 11-1.

The second game of the series was played Saturday.

Despite seeing their five-run lead dissipate toward the end, the Brunswick girls held on for a 5-4 victory to take the tournament and cement their shot at a World Series title.

The Brunswick team opened the second game with a bang, scoring five in the first off of a single by Kimball Crowder, a double by Aubrey Corum and two struck batsmen, Ruth Anne Torres and MoAsia Reaves, and a double by Kyndall Jones.

Both teams then held one another scoreless until the PG All-Stars made things interesting in the fourth, scoring four runs. With Aubrey Corum on the mound for Brunswick, Prince George got a single and a double to put runners at second and third. The game got very interesting when the next batter came to the plate and hit a three-run homer to make the score 5-3.

Corum walked the next batter and then got a strikeout for the second out. A single and a double later, Prince George had another run on the board and Brunswick’s lead stood at 5-4.

At this point Ruth Anne Torres was brought in to relieve Corum and she induced a ground out to short to end the inning.

Neither team was able to threaten after that and Brunswick eked out a narrow victory.

The victory earned Brunswick a trip to Alexandria, Louisiana to participate in the Dixie Youth World Series and the girls also got a guest appearance on FM 107.7 The Lake with Greg Thrift on Tuesday morning.





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