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Indians get offensive - and enjoy it

April 15, 2005|by DAN KAUFFMAN

kauffman@herald-mail.com

In a week full of stunning offensive displays, the one Waynesboro's baseball team unleashed at Susquenita last Friday topped them all.

The Indians hit five first-inning home runs - two by Ryan Chaney - and scored 15 runs in the frame on the way to a 21-4 blowout victory. Nathan Minnich, Scott Livengood and Cory Livengood joined in on the fireworks display.

"It was nice for a while but then it feels like you're rubbing it in and running up the score, though we weren't trying to do that," Waynesboro coach Greg Chandler said. "I've never witnessed anything like that in my 20 years of coaching. Even the other team was in awe."

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While Waynesboro's power display was the most amazing, the Indians had plenty of company in the offensive fast lane. Thirteen Tri-State area baseball and softball teams combined to score more than 15 runs in a game 17 times in the past seven days.

Some highlights from a wild week:

· Greencastle's baseball and softball team each broke the 15-run plateau twice.

· Broadfording's baseball team also accomplished the feat twice.

· Jefferson's baseball team did it twice in one doubleheader, sweeping Pendleton County 15-1 and 17-1 on Saturday.

· St. John's at Prospect Hall's undefeated softball team put up 30 runs in three innings on Tuesday.

· And on a bittersweet note, St. James' baseball team scored 17 runs against Sidwell Friends on Monday - and lost by 15. However, the Saints finally earned their first victory on Wednesday by outslugging Randolph Macon, 14-12.

The best advice one can give to area pitchers right now is this: Duck.

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