BRAWLEY — The Brawley 13-year-old Babe Ruth Mariners battled back from a 9-2 deficit to stay alive in the District 7 double-elimination inter-city tournament, topping the Calexico Babe Ruth Dodgers 14-11 here Thursday.
"It was a tough one," said Brawley coach Hugo Dominguez. "We let it get away in the beginning, but we fought back."
Calexico's Jonathan Arellano hit a two-run home run in the top of the fourth and Daniel Flores tacked on a run in the same inning to make the score 9-2.
However, in the bottom of the fourth, Brawley took over the game, scoring five runs to pull within 9-7 before taking the lead in the fifth.
Mariner Stephen Dominguez drove in Kyle Cameron with a single, and Pedro Rosales scored on a fielder's choice to tie the game in the fifth.