Tigers hang 11 on Selma in regular season finale

Demopolis wrapped up its regular season Monday with an 11-2 win over Class 6A Selma. The Tigers got four-innings of one-hit ball from Hunter Colyar, who struck out eight batters on 50 pitches for the win in his final postseason tune-up. R.J. Cox worked the fifth and sixth innings while Andrew Patterson struck out three of the four batters he faced in the seventh.

The Tigers largely played station-to-station baseball with 10 singles in the contest. Chandler Barton and Colyar drew back-to-back walks to open the game before a wild pitch and a passed ball scored the Demopolis second baseman. Cox then grounded to first to plate Henry Overmyer, who was serving as the courtesy runner for Colyar. Two batters later, Ryan Morrison singled home Charles Casper for the 3-0 lead.

Tyler Jones singled to open the second and later scored on Cox’s RBI single to move the advantage to 4-0. After Colyar struck out the side on nine pitches in the second, the Tigers took advantage of a miscue in the third. Morrison reached on an error, moved to second on a wild pitch and gave way to pinch runner Hudson Holley, who later scored for the 5-0 lead.

The Tiger bats got back to work in the top of the fifth. Hunter Thrash singled home Jonathan Lewis to move it to 6-0. Jones plated Casper on a RBI groundout to make it 7-0. Selma cut it to 7-2 in the home half of the fifth before Demopolis added four runs in the sixth. Barton singled and Colyar walked. Lewis singled in Barton to make it 8-2. Morrison later singled to center, driving in Colyar, Will Turberville and Casper for the 11-2 margin.

Demopolis (16-5) hosts Brewbaker Tech in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs Friday.