Published 9:38 pm Tuesday, April 13, 2010
It was a blowout in every sense of the word.
The Selma High School softball team demolished Autaugaville High, 22-6, on Tuesday afternoon at the Selma Softball Complex.
The Lady Saints racked up those 22 runs on just four hits, but they used aggressive base running and patients at the plate to move runners home.
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“It was a great game,” said Selma head coach Jermel Bell. “We came out and their pitcher walked a little. We stole a few bases and were able to get some runs.”
The Lady Saints were able to take advantage of the youth for Autaugaville, especially on the mound.
“Our pitcher (Cadesha Graham) is in the eighth grade and this was her second start,” said Autaugaville head coach Joey Lollar. “My back-up behind her is about like her, but we want to get her experience.”
After a big win against Carver yesterday, Graham’s inexperience showed today.
Every Lady Saints scored at least one run during a 15-run bottom of the first.
With the game well in hand already, Selma’s coach began to get some of his younger players experience.
“It helps a whole lot with a young team with inexperience,” said Bell. “I’m trying to get a bunch of players some playing time and this helps out tremendously.”
Bell hopes that the big win will give his young team some momentum going into today’s match-up with Dallas County.
“Tomorrow we are playing a tough game in Dallas County,” said Bell. “But today we played well.”