Clear Spring wins, 26-0

April 10, 2001

Clear Spring wins, 26-0

By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent
Clear Spring 26
Southern Fulton 0

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Clear Spring319(13)x-26170

Keebaugh, Ward (3), Mills (3), Fischer (4) and Swope. Mills and Line. WP - Mills, 2-1. LP - Keebaugh. HR - CS: Michael (first, one on) and (fourth, two on), Mills (third, three on) and Hoffman (fourth, three on).

CLEAR SPRING - The Clear Spring Blazers have dedicated the rest of their baseball season to Patrick Perry Dayley.


Dayley was a teammate with most of the Clear Spring players when they came up through Little League baseball. Unfortunately, Dayley was killed in a automobile accident on Friday.

The Blazers showed a lot of dedication on Monday when they banged out 17 hits to come away with a big 26-0 win over the Southern Fulton Indians. The game was stopped after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule.


Senior third baseman Justin Michael provided a large part of the offensive fireworks for Clear Spring (3-3) as he finished with seven RBI, four runs scored and a pair of home runs.

"We're all really sad about what happened to Patrick," Michael said. "Our hearts go out to his family.

"We did a very good job of hitting the ball and putting it in play. Everybody hit the ball well today. Building a lead is very important and that just got us going for the rest of the game. I owe all of my success to my coaches. The wind helped to carry the ball out."

Michael ripped a two-run homer in the first and added a three-run homer in the fourth.

Winning pitcher Adam Mills belted a grand slam in the third and Chris Hoffman added a grand slam in the fourth for the Blazers. Hoffman ended up with six RBI.

Mills hurled a two-hit shutout and did not give up a walk as he fanned five batters for the complete-game win over Southern Fulton (0-4).

Catcher Regis Line added three RBI and scored three runs for the Blazers.

"We're very satisfied with the hitting that we had today," Clear Spring coach Jim Hutson said. "Adam Mills did a good job on the mound. Our defense was able to make the plays out there in the field."

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