Braves score 18 in run-rule win


The Pine Bluff Braves semi-pro baseball team scored runs in every inning on their way to an 18-7 win over the England All-Stars on Sunday at Regional Park.

According to player/manager Winfred Smith, the loss is England’s first since the Braves beat them on July 3, 2011.

After holding the All-Stars scoreless in the top of the first inning, the Braves sent nine batters to the dish and scored five runs in the bottom of the frame.

Corey McCoy was hit by a pitch to begin the inning and scored on a hit by Christian Kidd.

A hit by Earl White Jr. brought in Kidd and Chase Smith.

After reaching on an error, Pine Bluff’s Trey Stargell scored on a double by catcher Derrick Houser.

Houser scored on a groundout by Deonta Howard.

The Braves added to their lead with three runs in the bottom of the second, with two runs coming off a hit by Smith.

England climbed back in the game with a three-run top of the third inning, but Pine Bluff put the game out of reach with five runs in its half of the frame.

The runs continued to pile up with the All-Stars scoring three runs in the top of the fourth, the Braves scoring one in the bottom of the fourth and the All-Stars coming back with one in the top of the fifth.

After all that, the score was 14-7 heading into the bottom of the fifth.

Four Braves crossed the plate in the inning, which put into affect the 10-run rule.

The Braves will return to action Tuesday night when they will take on Wingstop at Seabrook Family Christian Center.