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Kelly tires St. James for MAC victory

April 11, 2001

Kelly tires St. James for MAC victory



By DAN KAUFFMAN

dankauff@herald-mail.com

Sidwell Friends 13
St. James 0


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Kelly and Petersen. Twigg and J. Moyet. WP - Kelly. LP - Twigg.



ST. JAMES - Finding positives in a 13-0 loss is difficult for the most optimistic of baseball coaches, but Mickey Kerns did his best on Tuesday.

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"We didn't have an error, did we?" the St. James coach asked.

Just one, Mick, on an errant throw.

"Well, we didn't have any fielding errors ..."

That's as positive as it got for Kerns and his Saints.

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Sidwell Friends batted around in the first inning and sent eight more to the plate in the second to take an early 9-0 lead, while pitcher Brian Kelly held St. James to one hit in a one-sided contest.

"The first two innings we didn't do anything wrong, they just did everything right," Kerns said.

Dev Talvadkar and Kelly had RBI doubles in the first as the first five batters reached base for Sidwell Friends. Talvadkar added a two-run double in the second, and Chris Petersen added a two-run triple as the game broke open.

"When you send 17 guys to bat in the first two innings, you're going to score some runs," Kerns said.

St. James (0-4, 0-2 Mid Atlantic Conference) couldn't handle Kelly's mix of fastballs and hard sliders, managing just Ryan Wingerd's single down the left field line in the fourth inning. Billy Keyes walked in the first inning and reached on a fielder's choice in the fourth. No other Saints reached base.

"I think (Kelly's) their best pitcher," Kerns said. "He throws strikes. ... Our hitters struggled with him."

Nick Chanock's RBI single and Talvadkar's two-run double in the fifth inning - his third of the game - finished the scoring. Talvadkar finished with five RBI.

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