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Selma U. signs baseball player

Selma University’s reborn baseball team added its fifth signee when Courtney Williams of Greensboro decided to compete for the Bulldogs.

Head baseball coach Raymond Brown said Williams is a 2009 graduate of Greensboro High School, where he was a three-year starter in center field for the Raiders. In his senior season, Williams hit .498 and had 42 stolen bases.

In addition to his baseball, Williams was a three-year member of the Raiders’ track program.

“Williams is a top-level prospect and solid young man,” Brown said. “We are happy to have him at Selma University,” stated coach Brown.

Baseball was discontinued at Selma University in 1997, but was reinstated through the efforts of Brown, President Dr. Alvin A. Cleveland, Vice President of Fiscal Affairs Mrs. Robin Thomas and the university’s board of trustees.

Selma University was founded in 1878.

The other signees include Talladega County Central’s Derrick Chatman, who played third base; Anthony Barnes Jr. of McIntosh, a high school shortstop who transferred from Alabama A&M; Dontavious Surles of Central Haynesville, who is playing second base in the summer leagues; and Central Haynesville’s Alzavian Rush, who did not play high school baseball and will compete for second base.

Brown said all positions are open and he is seeking more prospects for the team.