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Braves take Dixie Youth title

First Posted: 6:18 am - June 27th, 2015

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Wes McCard/The Thomaston Times Braves pitcher Ross Parker catches a pop up in the infield.

The baseball season at the Civic Center has finally come to an end. The only games left are All-Star games in the coming days. The last game played at the Civic Center was on Monday in the Dixie Youth Championship Game between the Braves and the Cubs.

The Cubs were one of two teams to hand the Braves a loss this season, but on Monday, even with just eight players, the Braves were able to knock off the Cubs by a 10-6 score. Here is the game recap.

Dixie Youth Championship Game

Upson Eye Braves: 10

Phillips Concrete Cubs: 6

It took the Braves a couple of innings to get the lead, but once they did, they were able to add to their lead on the way to a 10-6 score and a Dixie Youth Championship.

Trent Alverson had a huge day for the Braves finishing with four hits, four RBI, and a run scored to lead the Braves. However, it was the Cubs that took an early first inning lead.

Jeremiah Hill drew a walk to start the game for the Cubs, followed by base hits from Miller Patterson and Bryce Spillers. Phillip Greene then reached on an error, which allowed a run to score. Two more runs would plate before the third out, and the Cubs held a 3-0 lead after one half inning of play.

In the bottom of the first, the Braves answered with a couple of runs of their own. Ross Parker earned a walk, then Murray Deen reached on an error. Trent Alverson drove home two runs with the first of his four hits in the game, and the Braves trailed 3-2.

In the top of the second inning, the Cubs added another run. After Mason McChargue got on base with a hit, Christian Brumby brought him home with a RBI base hit, giving the Cubs a 4-2 lead.

That’s the last lead the Cubs would hold, as the Braves scored four runs in the bottom of the inning. Ross Parker drove home two runs with a solid base knock, tying the game at 4-4. Murray Deen then reached on an error, which allowed Parker to score, followed by yet another RBI hit from Alverson, giving the Braves a 6-4 lead.

Ross Parker pitched perfectly over the next three innings, not allowing a run to the Cubs. Leading 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Braves put the nail in the coffin, scoring four runs.

Kinlee Hutchins and Murray Deen both walked, followed by a 2 RBI hit from Alverson, The Braves scored two more runs on fielding errors by the Cubs. The Braves only managed seven hits in the game, but took advantage of four errors by the Cubs.

In the top of the sixth inning, Jeremiah Hill, Bryce Spillers, and Roy Beddington all tallied hits in the inning, scoring two runs. However, it would not be enough, as the Braves earned the 10-6 win.

Alverson led the Braves with his four hits and four RBI. Ross Parker added two hits, two RBI, and two runs scored, while Will Harvey chipped in with a hit and run scored in the victory.

Bryce Spillers led the way for the Cubs, collecting two hits and scoring two runs. Roy Beddington and Christian Brumby each tallied a hit and RBI, while Jeremiah Hill added a hit and two runs scored. Both Miller Patterson and Mason McChargue tallied one hit and scored one run in the loss.

Wes McCard can be contacted at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @WesMc21.

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