Selma dominates, 15-5

Published 12:58 am Thursday, March 18, 2010

SELMA — Selma High School scored seven runs in the fourth inning, and got a hit from every player in its lineup in a 15-5 romp over Southside High School on Wednesday at Bloch Park.

“We didn’t show up ready to play,” Southside coach LaMorris Jones said. “No excuses, but we didn’t play with any heart.”

The Saints went ahead 5-0 before allowing Southside to cut the deficit to two before pulling ahead in the fourth.

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“We always find a way to give up what we’ve got,” Selma coach Reginald Glover said. “We did a good job of minimizing mistakes, getting runners on and then getting runs out of it.”

The Saints’ offense was led by Ledarrius Neely, who was 4-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored.

Jabarius Hardy was 3-for-4 and reached on an error.

He scored twice and drove in two runs with a double in the fourth.

Other players with multiple hits were Malcolm Mabien (2-for-3) and Everett Thompson (2-for-3).

“I think we just caught Southside on a bad day,” Glover said. “The bats are starting to come around.”