SW teams do well at local tourney

June 17, 2011

The Sweetwater Select won a 7-8 year-old baseball tournament held here June 4-5. Back row from left are Kelly Wehba, Ray Cornutt, Eli Cunningham, Michael Cantu, Stephen Presley, Melisa Presley and Tommy Wood; middle row, Logan Cornutt, Ricky Delapaz, Hayden Wehba, Rylen Moncada, Jonathan Gallegos, Skyler Painter, Austin Moreland; front row, Brendin Atkins, Korben Cunningham, Drew Gholson, Jacob Cantu, Blade Wood, Leo Holsey and Ector Martinez. (Courtesy Photo)

A pair of Sweetwater baseball teams made up of 7- and 8-year-olds took first and third place, respectively, at a tournament held here on June 4-5.
The two local teams were the Select, which won first-place honors, and the Venom, which took third place at the event. The Brownwood Reds took second place in the tournament.
The Select split its two pool games, losing to the Brownwood Reds 14-12 and beating the Dyess Athletics 8-1. In bracket play, the Select edged the San Angelo Rangers 13-12 on June 4, then beat the Venom 14-9 on June 5 to earn a rematch later that day with Brownwood in the final.
Brownwood won 12-6 to force a second title game, but the Select came back to defeat the Reds 19-13 and claim the championship.
Meanwhile, the Venom lost both pool games but rebounded in bracket play June 4 with wins over the Merkel Little Rascals (15-5) and the Brownwood Reds (10-4) before losing June 5 to the Select, 14-9, and then falling to Brownwood 14-2.
In pool play, the Venom lost to the San Angelo Ran-gers 17-14 and to Brown-wood, 17-6.
Complete results follow:
POOL PLAY (June 4)
Merkel Little Rascals 4, Dyess Athletics 3; San Angelo Rangers 17, Sweetwater Venom 14; Brownwood Reds 14, Sweetwater Select 12; San Angelo Rangers 12, Merkel Little Rascals 5; Brownwood Reds 17, Sweetwater Venom 6; Sweetwater Select 8, Dyess Athletics 1.
San Angelo Rangers 13, Dyess Athletics 3; Sweetwater Venom 15, Merkel Little Rascals 5; Sweetwater Select 13, San Angelo Rangers 12; Sweetwater Venom 10, Brownwood Reds 4; San Angelo Rangers 13, Merkel Little Rascals 3; Brownwood Reds 12, Dyess Athletics 9.
Sweetwater Select 14, Sweetwater Venom 9; Brownwood Reds 17, San Angelo Rangers 0; Brownwood Reds 14, Sweetwater Venom 2; Brownwood Reds 12, Sweetwater Select 6 (first championship game); Sweetwater Select 19, Brownwood Reds 13 (second championship game).

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