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Spring River has revenge

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Senior softballers from Jonesboro and Trumann invaded the Ash Flat Ball Park June 19 to take on the hosts from Spring River.

In the Jonesboro game, Spring River, still upset from last week's loss to Jonesboro, came out swinging the bats and playing good defense early and took control of the game for a 17-4 win.

In the second game, Trumann came out hot and took an early lead. Spring River took a couple of innings to get going, but the bats came alive to put points on the scoreboard and several defensive gems stopped Trumann rallies. Spring River went on to a 21-10 win.

On offense the team hit well. Tony Clementi hit a homer and Dan Hedrington followed with another. "Scrappy" surprised the outfielders when he smashed a hit past them. Dave Keylor, Rick Comer and Pat LaFaye all had clutch hits.

On defense, "Scoop" LaFaye made some rally-killing plays. Dave Keylor made a catch worthy of an ESPN highlight. Coach Gary Bacon was pleased with the team's performance. "Smoky" Herb Hess pitched both games.

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