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Spring River softballers hit the road, win two from Jonesboro, Trumann

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 2, the senior softballers from Spring River country took a road trip and tangled with Jonesboro and Trumann.

In the first game with Jonesboro, both offenses sputtered in the early innings, but in the later innings, Spring River cranked things up and coasted to a 17-5 victory.

The Trumann team came to play with a couple of players borrowed from Memphis.

That helped Trumann out to an early lead, but the pesky bunch from Spring River didn't give up.

Instead, they scored several times and made some big defensive plays to outlast Trumann for a 15-12 win.

On offense, Dave Keylor got a key hit to keep a rally going.

Rick Comer continued to pound the ball and "Grouchy" Larry Thompson hit a triple to drive in some key runs.

However, it was a game of singles, rather than the long ball, that scored most of the runs.

On defense, Pat LaFaye pulled a muscle and sat out both games.

Danny Muir made some good plays at second while Bill Stuart snagged few line drives. There were a few errors, but when needed, Spring River came up with some defensive gems.

Coach Gary Bacon complemented the team on its play. Herb Hess pitched both games.

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