Cloverleafs get off to winning start in Ozark

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 13, 2002

The Selma Cloverleafs kicked off a road trip to Ozark with an on-the-road 10-9 win over the Ozark Patriots on Tuesday, June 11.

Pitcher Jim Brantley got the win for the Leafs, pitching an eight-hitter with seven earned runs. The Patriots got a total of 10 hits off the pitching staff of the Selma team.

Selma hitters had a good night at the plate, racking up 12 hits against their opponents. Outfielder Joe Whitmer went 3-for-5 for the evening, slugging two doubles and ending up with two RBIs. Teammate Desmond O’Quine also went 3-for-5 for the game, while manager and designated hitter Merritt Bowden had a record of 2-for-4 for the evening, getting a double and a triple. Jose Colon rounded out the night at the plate for the Leafs, racking up extra-base hits by going 2-for-5 with a double and a triple.

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Currently, the Leafs are on the road until their return to town on Tuesday, June 25, when they mark their homecoming with plenty of promotions and a 7:00 game versus the Montgomery Wings. But until then, the Selma team will finish their three-game series with the Ozark Patriots. At the close of that series, they travel south to face the Pensacola Pelicans.