SHERWOOD — The Bryant 6-year-old All-Stars took another step towards a State championship with an 18-1 rout of the Marion All-Stars on Saturday.
Bryant scored in every inning including the maximum six runs in the third to overwhelm their opponent. Marion's lone run came in the second.
The Bryant team was set to return to action on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The Bryant 6-year-olds, coached by Matt Orender with assistance from Patrick Schroeder and Jimmy Pennington, include Luke Bessire, Clay Curtis, Cooper Davis, Josh Day, Peyton Dillon, Gavin Glasgow, Austin Ledbetter, Jagger Littleton, Justin Orender, Brett Pennington, Austin Schroeder and Blaine Sears.[more]
Bryant took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first in Saturday's game. Schroeder and Pennington set the table with base hits and, with one out, Glasgow singled them both in.
In the second, Curtis and Sears got things going with base hits but were still on base after two out. But Dillon brought them around when he belted a home run, making it 5-0. Moments later, Davis added a round-tripper. Doubles by Schroeder and Pennington produced the fifth run of the inning and a 7-0 lead.
After Marion got on the board in the bottom of the inning, the Bryant Stars blew the game up with their max-inning in the top of the third. Glasgow doubled to start the carousel around the bases. Orender doubled him home. Singles by Littleton and Curtis followed then a run scored on a sacrifice fly to the first baseman off Sears' bat. Bessire then doubled in a pair and Dillon singled in another. Base hits by Davis and Schroeder brought in the sixth run of the frame, creating a 13-1 bulge.
A five-run fourth put the finishing touches on the victory. After Ledbetter reached base on an error, Glasgow doubled him to third and Orender's singled chased both home. After Littleton's base hit, Sears doubled in a run and Bessire's two-bagger plated two, setting the final score.