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6, 1984
Echol’s Homer Lifts
KMHS Over Shelby
Kings Mountain’s Moun-
taineers got a five-RBI perfor-
mance from Kevin Echols Mon-
day night at Shelby to defeat the
Lions 7-5 and break their five-
game Southwestern 3-A Con-
ference losing streak.
Echols’ three-run homer in the
The Mountaineers collected
six hits off Dean Brown of the
Lions. Echols had a two-run
single to go with his three-run
The Mountaineers grabbed a
1-0 lead in the top of the first in-
ning when Thomas Breakfield
homered over the leftfield fence.
Shelby grabbed a 2-1 lead in
the third, but Kings Mountain
tied it at 2-all in the top of the
fourth. Jarvis Young walked,
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OUT ON CLOSE PLAY - Kings Mountain's
Jerry McDaniel is out on a close play at first
base in recent Southwestern 3-A Conference
baseball game at Lancaster Field. The Moun-
~ Big First Inning
Keys Crest Victory
Crest scored three runs in the
top of the first inning and went
on to defeat Kings Mountain’s
Mountaineers 6-1 in a
Southwestern 3-A Conference
baseball game Tuesday after-
noon at Lancaster Field.
The victory kept the Chargers
atop the SWC’s Western Divi-
sion standings. Kings Mountain,
in last place in the Eastern Divi-
sion, dropped to 4-7 in con-
ference play. The Mounties close
out their season by hosting
South Point Friday afternoon
and going to East Gaston Tues-
day night.
Leroy Spikes hurled a three-
hitter to pick up the win Tues-
day. Todd Cloninger started for
the Mounties and took the loss.
Jerry McDaniel relieved Clon-
inger in the first and worked the
rest of the game.
Kings Mountain’s only run
came in the bottom of the first
inning when Thomas Breakfield
walked, moved to second on a
single by Richie Gold and scored
when Brad Reynolds reached
base on a fielder’s choice.
Reynolds’ single and a double
by Kent Boheler were the other
two KM hits.
Crest grabbed its 3-0 lead in
the top of the first without
benefit of a hit. After an error to
open the ballgame, Cloninger
walked three straight batters,
forcing in the first run, and the
other two scored on fielder’s
Photo by Gary Stewart
coming week. They host South Point's Red
Raiders Friday at 4 p.m. in their final home
game, and travel to first-place East Gaston
Tuesday night.
The Chargers collected only
five hits, but three of them went
for extra bases. The Crest nine,
which avenged an earlier non-
conference loss to the Mounties,
also took advantage of six Kings
Mountain errors.
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top of the fifth inning erased a
4-2 Shelby lead and lifted the
Mountaineers to their fourth
SWC victory in 10 outings.
The Mountaineers host South
Point’s Red Raiders Friday after-
noon at Lancaster Field and
close out their 1984 season Tues-
day night at East Gaston.
Righthander Marty Bridges
went the distance Monday to
pick up his second win of the
year. He scattered five hits and |
struck out seven Shelby batters.
Clayton Wright caught bass
weighing five pounds, five
ounces to win the Cleveland
County Bass Club’s April Tour-
nament Saturday at Lake Hart-
well, S.C.
Richard Bridges was second
with four pounds, eight ounces.
Austin Williams was third with
four pounds, three ounces, and
also caught the biggest bass, two
pounds, 15 ounces.
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