The Spring Hill College baseball team wrapped up the 2011 schedule by dropping a 5-4 decision in the opener of a nonconference doubleheader with Selma University, but then rebounded to take the nightcap 6-5 at historic Stan Galle Field on Monday afternoon.
In the first game, Spring Hill struck first with a run in the bottom of the opening frame when catcher Fred Rossi drove in left fielder Kendell Carvin with a double, but Selma responded with a run in the 2nd and a run in the 3rd off SHC starter David Dupuy (0-4) to pull ahead of the Badgers 2-1.
The Bulldogs (17-14) added two more tallies on the scoreboard in the 4th inning before Spring Hill answered with right fielder Alex Summer's first homerun of the year in the bottom of the frame to make it a 4-2 game in favor of the visitors.
Selma made it 5-2 in the 7th, but the Badgers climbed back into the contest with a sacrifice fly by first baseman Brad Holstein and a run scoring single by second baseman Brian Sims that put the winning run on 1st base with two outs. Selma's shortstop Cordero Lindsey then put the game away for the Bulldogs by first bobbling, but then cradling, the final out on a pop up to the left side.
Dupuy took the loss in four innings with five hits, two walks and three strikeouts while Selma's David Lee was the winner in 5.1 innings with seven hits, three walks and eight strikeouts. Josh Riddle got the save in 1.2 innings with a hit, three walks and two strikeouts.
Sims paced the Badgers in the first game with two hits and an RBI and first baseman Tashland Robinson led the Bulldogs with two hits and two RBI including a solo homerun to right in the 4th inning. Lindsey and catcher Justin Brown also added two hits each to the Selma totals.
In Game 2, freshman Alex Summers (2-2) of Mobile's Baker High School was a complete-game winner, allowing just seven hits with two walks and a strikeout.
SHC took a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning when Carvin blasted a double past Selma's second baseman and into the gap in right-centerfield that scored Sims from 2nd base. Carvin later stole 3rd and crossed home when the throw from the Bulldog catcher sailed into left field.
Selma briefly took a 3-2 lead in the 4th inning, but Spring Hill rallied with two runs in both the 4th and 5th frames to build out a 6-3 advantage. Selma made thing interesting in the 7th inning by scoring two runs to cut the score to 6-5 with the tying run at 2nd base, but a groundball to Brooks Bobinger at shortstop closed the book on the day and the Badger season.
Demetrious Booker took the complete-game loss for the Bulldogs and, like his SHC counterpart, allowed seven hits with two walks and a strikeout.
Carvin had two hits for the Badgers with an RBI and scored twice while senior first baseman Joe Carter added a hit and two RBI. Robinson collected two more safeties for Selma and Bulldog leftfielder Eddie Waters slapped a run-scoring triple into the right field corner in the 7th inning.
The Badgers finished the year with an 18-35 overall record.