Selma baseball falls to Demopolis in weekend series

Published 7:41 pm Tuesday, March 25, 2014

By Matt Cole

The Demopolis Times

Demopolis baseball defeated Selma 7-4 Friday night and 11-1 Saturday afternoon to claim the season series 2-0.

The Tigers came out with hot bats in the first inning of the game Saturday, plating three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Matt Eicher led the game off with a single and later scored on an error by the center fielder. A pair of RBI singles by John Anthony Morrison and Jacob Rodrigues brought in Tyler Oates and Michael Brooker to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead.

Demopolis added to the lead in the fourth with a RBI single by Oates that scored Ryan Schroeder. Then in the third inning, Morrison reached on a three-base error by the center fielder, and he was brought in on a Rodrigues’ single to put the Tigers on top 5-0.

Selma scored their only run of the game in the fourth inning.

A delayed double steal allowed Aaron Drake to score.

The Tigers stretched their lead to 8-1 in the bottom of the fourth with a RBI grounder by Morrison that scored Seth Aiken and a two-RBI single by Rodrigues that scored Oates and Brooker.

Adam Sellers pitched all five innings for Demopolis, striking out nine batters and giving up six hits and two walks.