Derek Wood

 Senior Derek Wood fired a pitch to the plate in a relief appearance on April 17.



The Selma Bears picked up their second victory in as many baseball meetings this season with Central Sequoia League rival Immanuel High last week. But it's the rubber game of three meetings that ultimately will determine the league championship,

The Bears (19-3) roughed up a taxed Eagles pitching staff for 16 runs on 13 hits — fueled by four-run outbursts in the first two innings and eight runs in the fifth — to post a 16-6 victory in the championship game of the 63rd annual Kiwanis Classic at SHS diamond the evening of April 17. Selma earlier posted a 5-2 CSL win at Selma on March 26.

But the Eagles (20-4) will have the home field edge Friday, April 26, in a 7 p.m. showdown against the Bears at "The Yard" at Immanuel Sports Complex. Both teams were4 8-1 in league entering Selma's April 24 game at home against Exeter.

If Immanuel wins, it would hold a one-game lead in the loss column going into its final CSL games at Hanford West (Tuesday, April 30) and at home against Central Valley Christian (Thursday, May 2).

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