Brookville wins 32-1, advances in winners' bracket
BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Minor League Baseball All-Stars had a landslide 32-1 win in four innings over Brockway during their first home tournament game Tuesday night.
Every player for Brookville scored at least once. Every batter also had one or more hits. Brookville totaled 29 hits on the night.
"It was a real good way to start (the tournament at home)," Brookville manager Jeff Caylor said. "It was a good win; the kids hit the ball really well."
Brookville's next game will be at 6 p.m. Friday at DuBois, which took down St. Marys 10-0 in four innings Tuesday.
Brookville's offense was led by Cabe Park, who was 4-for-6 with seven RBIs. He hit an inside-the-park grand slam, a triple and two singles.
Bryan Dworek had five hits with four RBIs. Braden MacBeth and Brady Caylor each had four hits; MacBeth had three RBIs, while Caylor had two.
On the defensive side of the ball, both Brookville pitchers had strong games. Starting pitcher MacBeth threw a no-hitter through the first two innings. He struck out five batters and walked just one.
MacBeth was relieved after the second inning, giving Dane Lyle a chance on the mound.
Caylor said he was impressed with MacBeth's pitching but wanted to give Lyle some work as well.
Lyle struck out three and allowed only one run on three hits.
The game started off slowly for Brookville, as it scored just one run in the first inning, but its offense began to take off in the second.
The team scored 12 runs in the second stanza, with Cole LaBenne, Seth Dunkle and Caylor each crossing home plate twice in the inning.
When Park stepped up to the plate for his second at-bat of the inning, he had the bases loaded. He hit a rocket to deep center, which ended up being an inside-the-park homer, increasing the score to 12-0.
Brookville's defense stayed strong, allowing only one batter to get on base during the bottom of the second, as Caylor recorded Brookville's only error on the night.
The third inning proved to be Brookville's best, as it recorded 15 runs, increasing the lead to 28.
Six batters scored twice during the inning, and Brookville went through its full lineup twice.
It became clear once Brookville held a 20-0 lead that Caylor asked his players to stop trying to reach extra bases.
"I told them to slow down a little bit; it showed good sportsmanship," Caylor said after the game. "When you get so far ahead, you don't want to smear it in."
But the Brookville All-Stars' excellent hitting continued, as the bases were loaded, and they added another eight runs before the inning ended on a fielder's choice.
During the bottom of the third, Brockway got on the scoreboard as Brody Lyons scored on a wild pitch. He slid safely under the catcher and broke the shutout hopes for Brookville.
Brookville continued to add insurance runs during the fourth inning, as it scored four more runs, increasing the lead to 31.
Brockway was once again silenced during the fourth and final inning, and Brookville came away the victors.
Brockway fell to the losers' bracket and will play St. Marys Thursday.