Selma sneaks past Wilcox

Published 10:54 pm Friday, April 8, 2011

A Selma High School player connects for a hit during the fourth inning of Friday’s 11-10 win over Wilcox Central. -- Tim Reeves

Selma High School baseball coach Reginald Glover went into Friday’s game against Wilcox-Central knowing the Saints weren’t headed to the playoffs.

But, he had hoped for an easier game to end the season.

With Selma leading 5-1 in the fourth inning, the Jaguars came roaring back, collecting walks off of Saints’ pitching and capitalizing on a number of key hits to get back into the game.

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“I guess the players wanted to make the last game of the season a little more interesting than it needed to be,” Glover, who is finishing his second year as the Saints’ skipper, said.

“We were able to hold on to the lead the entire game, but Wilcox-Central did fight back.”

The Saints went on to top the Jaguars 11-10 to end their 2011 campaign, a season Glover said set the tone for the offseason and next year.

“We are graduating eight seniors but we do have a lot of young talent coming back,” Glover said. “We just need to get to work in the offseason and into next year to see if we can make a push to the playoffs.”

Although the Saints find their season coming to an end, Glover sees a lot of potential with next year’s team.

“We had a number of freshman and sophomores who are still making the transition from city leagues to varsity baseball,” Glover said.

“It’ll be interesting to see what they do next year.”