Daves’ 8s continue unbeaten run with win over Alabama team

MOBILE, Ala. — Make it 3-0 in pool play for the Bryant All-Stars, coached by Josh Daves, at the 2016 Cal Ripken 8U Southwest Regional Tournament.

Following up wins over Clark County, Ark., and Pascagoula, Miss., on Thursday, Bryant dismissed Citronelle, Ala., 14-4, on Friday.

They’ll complete pool play on Saturday morning with a game against Walker, La., (Green).

The Bryant team includes Luke Andrews, Jonathan Carter, Cohen Chalmers, Grant Daves, Kolby Duncan, Dante Hernandez, Colt Martin, Dawson Martin, Barrett Royal, Jake Taylor, Chance Thompson and Chase Trimble.

Thompson, Chalmers and Andrews each had three hits for Bryant. Trimble drove in three runs.

Bryant built a 12-0 lead before Citronelle broke through with three runs in the home third. Two more in the top of the fourth made it 14-3. The Alabama team tacked on a run in the home fourth but when neither team scored in the fifth, the game concluded with the 10-after-five run rule.

Bryant’s first run was the result of first-inning singles from Taylor, Colt Martin, Thompson and Chalmers.

In the second, Daves started a six-run uprising with a base hit up the middle. Royal and Carter followed with knocks, chasing in Daves. Andrews followed with a hit but Royal was thrown out trying to score on the play.

Nonetheless, Trimble singled in a run and Taylor doubled to drive a run home. Duncan drove in Trimble with a knock then Colt Martin picked up an RBI with a groundout. Duncan scored on a base hit.

Five more crossed the plate in the third. Chalmers revved up the offense again with a lead-off single to center. Dawson Martin’s grounder to third was misplayed then Hernandez hit a bouncer to first that was booted allowing Chalmers to score.

Royal got Dawson Martin home with a grounder to second. Hernandez came in when Carter’s bouncer to first was kicked.

Thompson doubled and followed Carter home on Andrews’ line-drive single.

Citronelle took advantage of two Bryant errors with four hits to score its three in the bottom of the third.

In the top of the fourth, Duncan reached on a miscue and Colt Martin singled him to third. Trimble’s sacrifice fly made it 13-3 then Chalmers’ knock to center made it an 11-run advantage.

Two more errors and two hits produced another run for Alabama in the bottom of the fourth completed the scoring.

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