Greenville wins close contest with Selma

Published 9:01 pm Friday, March 20, 2009

The Greenville Tigers returned home to play Selma on Thursday night and came away with a 3-2 win.

The game was tied at two in the bottom of the seventh inning when Hunter Harrell hit his second double of the night.

After advancing to third with two outs, Harrell scored on a wild pitch to win the game.

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Despite the fact that alert baserunning won the game for Greenville, head coach Brad Horn said that’s an area the Tigers didn’t do well.

“We left the bases loaded twice, and one of those times it was on a running mistake,” he said.

Harrell’s first double of the game was an RBI in the first inning to bring Ryan Smith around to score.

Greenville’s other run came in the fourth inning after Jay Johnson had a double and scored on an error.

“Jay Johnson had a good game for us at the plate,” Horn said. “He also might have won a job in center field. We’ve got a lot of people battling for positions, which is a good thing.”

Nathan Branum pitched a strong game on the mound for the Tigers, going six innings and striking out seven.

However, Raymond Moody picked up the win for pitching the seventh inning.

“We found another pitcher in Nathan Branum,” Horn said. “I’ve got full confidence in him. Raymond also had a good outing. It’s just bad luck that Nathan didn’t get the decision.”

The Tigers also picked up a 12-4 win over Carver on Tuesday, and another win for the game in Greenville that was suspended on account of darkness.

Last weekend’s games in Holtville were rained out and will not be rescheduled.