Selma comes from behind in 12-11 win over Demop
It was a day of comebacks for the Selma 14-year-olds Dixie Boys baseball
team Thursday, as they rallied for a pair of wins in their District 4
Tournament at the Baseball and Softball Complex.
The Selma All-Stars saved their biggest rally for last, as they scored 11
unanswered runs and pulled off a 12-11 win over the Demopolis All-Stars to
claim the tournament title.
“This is a great bunch of kids with a lot of heart,” Selma head coach Mark
Rouleau said after his team overcame an 11-1 deficit with the help of an
eight-run third inning.
Teravious Mitchell, who had not started a game on the mound for Selma this
season, pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for the victory.
Mitchell was aided by some sparkling Selma defense in the top of the seventh
inning. With Selma hanging on by a run, Mitchell surrendered a leadoff walk
to Drew Stuart and double to Scott Cannon that put runners on second and
third with no one out. But third baseman Blake Robinson fielded a grounder
and threw low to first baseman Justin Brown, holding the runners. Mitchell
then induced Chris Whitaker to ground back to the mound, then struck out
Kyle Stephens to end the game.
“T-Ray pitched a great game,” Rouleau said of Mitchell. “We left him in
there as long as we did because we want to give everyone a chance.”