Montgomery Southern wins
Published 12:00 am Monday, July 16, 2007
The Selma Times-Journal
Montgomery Southern swept through undefeated to take home the Dixie Pre-Majors south tournament crown Sunday afternoon.
As they have all weekend, Montgomery had a big inning that was the undoing of their opponent.
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This time it was a two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind and defeat Selma 5-4.
The game was halted for several minutes after a collision on a shallow fly ball knocked center fielder Rudolph Smith out of the game in the seventh.
Montgomery wasted no time getting past the loss of its teammate, getting back-to-back singles from Elijah Moten and Curtis Williams to lead off the last half of the final inning. Xavier Cunningham drove in the winning runs on a sinking line drive that crept under the glove of diving center fielder Heath Harrelson and rolled deep into the outfield.
Montgomery took control of the game early one when Kelarian Richardson put his team up by two runs on a single in the second.
Jeremy Powers cut the gap to one when he scored from third on a wild pitch in the fourth.
Selma took control of the ball game in the fifth with RBI hits from Raymond Eggert, Daniel Lee and Jay Gilmer, putting them ahead 4-2.
A groundout to second by Anthony Durant pulled Montgomery within one run in the fifth.
The first game Sunday saw Montgomery win 8-4.
Jeremy Banks and William Wedgeworth scored to put Montgomery ahead 2-0 in the second.
Dylan McCullough and Chris Walker both had hits as part of a three-run fourth inning that put Elba ahead 4-2.
But Montgomery came roaring back for six runs in the fourth to take control of the game for good.
William Webster hit a two-run home run in the top of the second for Auburn.
But Wetumpka’s offense fired up, and the defense shut it down, allowing the team to win 12-2.
Ikeem Moore’s homer in the third was the big blow in a six-run frame.
After four more runs in the fourth, Randy Kennessey stroked an RBI double and later scored on an error in the fifth.