SW teams do well at local tourney

A pair of Sweetwater baseball teams made up of 7- and 8-year-olds took first and third place, respective-ly, 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 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.BRACKET PLAY (June 4)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.BRACKET PLAY (June 5)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).