Miss-Lou Babe Ruth teams fall short

Published 12:03 am Saturday, July 21, 2007

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. — Drew Quinney singled up the middle with the bases loaded to score Jonathan Porter for the winning run as the Tri-County (Texas) Babe Ruth All-Stars rallied for a 4-3 win over the Miss-Lou Babe Ruth All-Stars Friday morning.

Tri-County trailed 3-2 after five innings of play in the first round of this regional tournament, but tied the game at 3-3 with one run in the top of the sixth inning before scoring the winning run an inning later.

Miss-Lou will look to stave off elimination as they will take on the loser of the South Arkansas/East Texas game today at 4 p.m. while Tri-County advanced in the winner’s bracket.

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“Patrick McDonough pitched five innings and he struck out one,” Miss-Lou coach Eddie Brewer said. “They pitched three pitchers. They all went two innings.”

McDonough held Tri-County scoreless until they broke through for two runs in the top of the fourth inning to tie the game at 2-2. Miss-Lou took the 2-0 lead with one run in the bottom of the first inning and one run in the bottom of the second.

Miss-Lou scored one run in the bottom of the fifth to regain the lead at 3-2, but Kolby Godfrey could not hold the lead for Miss-Lou in the final two innings.

Jordan Brewer went 2-for-3 with a double and one run batted in, Will Thomas had a double and an RBI, and McDonough drove in a run.

South Texas 16, Miss-Lou 4

VICKSBURG — The South Texas 16-Under Babe Ruth All-Stars held the Miss-Lou 16-Under Babe Ruth All-Stars to just six hits as they rolled to an impressive win the first round of the regional tournament.

Jordan Dossett and Kent King each went 2-for-2 while Jake Deweese and Tyler Pere each had a single for Miss-Lou, which will take on Arkansas today at 5 p.m. in an elimination game.