Road Warriors

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 18, 2002

After a run of on-the-road losses, the Selma Cloverleafs closed out their series with the number-one ranked Pensacola Pelicans with two wins.

On Saturday night, the Leafs defeated the Pelicans 7-3. New pitcher Lee Jolly got the win, allowing only four hits and striking out five.

At the plate for Selma, designated hitter and manager Merritt Bowden was 2-for-4 with one double and four RBIs. Fellow Leafs Joe Whitmer and Joe Colvin also went 2-for-4, with each having a double. Colvin picked up an RBI. Keith Sills, the former third baseman who took over second, had a solo home run to aid in the win. The Leafs had a total of seven hits for the game, while Pensacola totaled eight hits.

In the last game of the Pensacola series, the Selma team also won, this time defeating the Pelicans 8-4. Selma’s own Terry Waters pitched a solid eight innings to get the win, giving up only four runs on four hits. Waters walked two and struck out four.

Selma players had a great day offensively, totaling 14 hits for the day. Brock Lowell went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while teammate Jose Colon was 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored. Joe Colvinwas 2-for-5 for the Leafs, with a double and an RBI. He scored two runs. The Cloverleafs travel to Americus, Ga., today to play a three-game series against the Arrows.