First area game a breeze

Published 9:06 pm Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chilton County dominated from the mound and from the plate on Tuesday to earn a 15-0 win over Selma in the teams’ first area game.

CCHS pitcher Ben Handley held the Saints (1-4) to one hit and two walks over five innings while striking out seven.

The offense provided Handley with enough support, three runs, in the first inning to last the entire game—but didn’t stop swinging.

Run-scoring hits in the first were recorded by Tanner Powell, Craig Headley and Adam Minor, on a laser of a home run to left-center field.

The Tigers (6-11) added three more runs in the second on back-to-back doubles by Headley and T.J. Henley.

Three consecutive hits—by Handley, Cameron Cummings and Trevor Thomas—produced three runs in the third, and CCHS erased any doubt remaining with six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Seven straight Tigers reached base with one out in the frame—one on an error and the rest on singles.

Chilton pounded out 18 hits, six of which were extra base hits.

Richard Ganter had Selma’s only hit, with two outs in the fourth inning. Handley then walked Malcolm Mabien, and the Saints were threatening.

The next batter flew out to right field.