Bryant 12’s win first two games in Fathers’ Day tourney

SHERWOOD — The Bryant 12-year-old All-Stars (playing on the 50/70 field) have won their[more] first two games at a Fathers’ Day Tournament at Sherwood this weekend. On Friday, Bryant pounded Little Rock Junior Deputy, 12-2 in four innings. On Saturday, they buried the Benton 12’s, 23-4, in three.

The tournament continued today.

The Bryant 12’s include Logan Allen, Beaux Bonvillain, Drew Brown, Cameron Coleman, Jake East, Jeffery Hastings, Dylan Hurt, D.J. McKinney, Austin Kelly, Hayden Knowles, Preston Kyzer, Garrett Misenheimer, Aaron Orender, Matthew Sandidge and Scott Schmidt. The team is coached by Darren Hurt, Rick Brown and Randy Kelly.

In Friday’s game, Misenheimer blasted two home runs and a game-ending two-run double to lead the way.

On the mound, Hurt and Bonvillain allowed just three hits, each pitching two innings. Junior Deputy picked up a run in the third and another in the fourth.

By then Bryant was already in control. In the bottom of the first, Sandidge walked and Misenheimer launched his first round-tripper.

In the second, Orender drew a one-out walk and Allen doubled. A base hit by East produced a run then, with two down, Misenheimer went deep again to make it 6-0.

The inning continued with walks to Knowles and Hurt. Schmidt singled to right and Hastings made it 8-0 with a double.

After Junior Deputy got on the board in the top of the third, the Bryant Stars tacked on two in the home half. Allen walked to lead off the inning and with two out Misenheimer drew a walk on a 3-2 pitch. Coleman and Bonvillain then reached base and Schmidt drew an RBI walk.

The Little Rock team cut the lead to 10-2 but, in the home fourth, Bryant made it a run-rule win as McKinney walked, Allen reached and with two down, Misenheimer chased them both home with his double.

The romp started early in Saturday’s game with Bryant scoring 11 times in the first inning. East and Allen singled then Misenheimer and Knowles cracked doubles. Hits by Hurt and Schmidt followed and, after Brown bounced into a force at third, Coleman added a two-out single to bring it back around to the top of the order.

The hitting continued with a double by East and consecutive singles by Allen, Misenheimer and Knowles. Hurt plugged the gap in right-center for a double before Schmidt capped off the uprising with a hit.

A lead-off homer in the bottom of the inning got Benton on the board then Knowles struck out the side around a one-out walk.

Bryant’s onslaught cranked up again in the second. Kyzer singled and Coleman drilled a double. After East reached, Misenheimer unloaded with his third homer in the tourney. And when Knowles singled and scored on Hurt’s double, it was 16-1.

Knowles got another strikeout in the bottom of the second pitching around a lead-off single then Bryant scored seven more in the top of the third. Orender singled and Coleman rapped his second double and third of his four hits in the game. East walk and Sandidge singled. McKinney reached base and Knowles smacked a double. Hurt walked and, after two were out, Kyzer walked and Coleman singled. A base hit by East capped off the scoring.

Benton put together a three-run home third to set the final score.

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