Home run lifts Miss-Lou All-Stars in Game 1

Published 12:53 am Sunday, July 8, 2007

Vidalia — The Miss-Lou 18- and under Babe Ruth All-Stars powered past St. Charles 9-3 in the Babe Ruth State Tournament in Vidalia Saturday night.

Miss-Lou started strong with a solo home run to left field from lead off hitter Jordan Brewer.

“I get two strikes and I’m looking for a base hit, so I wasn’t expecting the home run,” Brewer said.

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Braxton Fondren crossed the plate on an error by the St. Charles catcher Jimmy Pons and Collin Dore’ made it 3-0 on an RBI single from Erick Perry.

Miss-Lou pitcher Patrick McDonough got plenty of help from his defense. He struck out four in four innings without a walk.

“My arm felt good,” McDonough said. “I let my defense work for me and with the runs we scored, I had no pressure.”

St. Charles’ was able to score two runs off a home run from Jimmy Pons in the fifth and add another run in the sixth.

Relief pitcher Kolby Godfrey shut the door on St. Charles striking out three batters.

Brewer went 3 for 3 with two home runs, four RBIs and one stolen base and second baseman Trey Corbett went 2 for 4 with a single and home run.

“Our pitching was great and we hit well at times,” Miss-Lou coach Matt Mason said. We have 14 good ball players, any nine can win for us.”

The Miss-Lou 18- and under All-Stars will play Game 2 against St. Charles at 10 a.m. today.

If needed, game 3 will start at 1 p.m.