CLEAR SPRING - Chicks dig the long ball. Clear Spring coach Mark Shives, well, he thinks it's just OK.
"The long ball is nice, but you can't rely on it to win games," Shives said. "I'd much rather get guys on base and bring them around with good hits. It's more reliable."
Nevertheless, the round-trippers were a welcome commodity Wednesday afternoon as No. 7 Clear Spring jacked four over the fence to back yet another solid performance from ace John Kehr, guiding the Blazers to a 9-2 MVAL Antietam victory - their sixth straight win.
"The basic goal is each and every night to get better," Shives said.
Josh Constable reached base and scored after each of his four plate appearances, driving in four runs to lead Clear Spring (8-1, 4-0). The Blazers senior belted a pair of solo home runs - both on the first pitch from Williamsport pitcher Josh Cline - and added an RBI ground-rule double.