Greenville holds off Selma rally

Published 3:48 pm Friday, April 13, 2012

Greenville High School scored a 9-5 come-from-behind victory against Selma High School Thursday night in Selma.

After falling behind 2-1, Greenville pushed three runs across in the top of the third inning to take a 4-2 lead. Four more runs in the fourth and a single run in the sixth gave the Tigers a 9-2 lead.

Selma rallied to score three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Tigers were able to hold on for the win.

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“Our philosophy is to score every inning and make routine plays,” Greenville head coach Richard Kelly said. “We were close to that tonight. We got a region victory, which is always a plus.”

Colby Booker earned the win on the mound for the Tigers. He tossed all seven innings, allowing six hits and five walks, while striking out four.

Michael Smith helped power the Tigers’ offensive attack. He was 2-for-4 with a double. Jeffrey Fuller drove in two runs during the Tigers’ four-run fourth inning and Harper Vinson had two RBIs in the win.

Greenville squared off with Selma again on Friday. Results were not available at press time.