Page 2B-THE KINGS MOUNTAIN HERALD-Wednesday, June 7, 1989
From Page 1-B
34 by David Ray Robinson in
1977, and 32 runs and 100 total
bases, breaking the old marks of 21
runs and 73 total bases set by
Lancaster in 1975.
Had it not been for Brannon,
several other Mountaineers this
year would own school records.
Chris Bullock, Chris Henson, Dale
Greene and Chad Plonk have all
passed Lancaster's record for runs
scored, and and Henson and
Greene have passed Robinson's
mark for hits.
As a team, the Mountaineer
record of 45 homeruns surpassed
the mark of 19 set in 1975, and the
current team has 556 total bases,
completely demolishing the mark
of 247 set in 1975. This year's team
so far has 141 runs batted in com-
pared to 116 for the '75 team,
Former pitchers should hold on-
to their records which have stood
the test of many years. Rocky
Goforth, who hurled the 1969
Mountaineer team to the state
championship, and Tim Leach,
who pitched the 1980 team to the
state finals before losing to Greene
Central, both posted 13-1 mound
Charlie Ballard, who pitched the
1941 team to the Western
Conference championship (state
championship games weren't
played back then) still holds the
school record for most strikeouts in
a single season with 156. The most
amazing thing about his feat was
that the record was accomplished
in 61 innings of mound work, an
average of 2.5 strikeouts per in-
Since the Mounties first joined
an athletic association in 1954,
Leach compiled the most number
of K's with 151 in 1989. He fanned
313 over a three-year career.
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Guy C. Trout of Kings Mountain
scored his second hole-in-one May
26 on the fifth hole at Kings
Mountain Country Club.
Trout used a seven-iron to ace
the 150-yard hole.
He was playing in a foursome
with John McHuash, manager of
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in Biloxi, Miss., Eugene Gilbert,
manager of Pope Air Force Base
Golf Club in Fayetteville, and
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All of those records are great,
for the school and individuals, says
Coach Clark. But the one mark he
hopes to see fall is the team record
for victories. The 1969 champi-
onship team posted a 21-2 record
and the 1980 team had a 21-5
mark. Clark can't chop off any of
his team's seven losses this season,
but the current team has won 21
games, and if they win the state
championship they'll be the win-
ningest team ever in terms of the
number of victories.
"I never imagined that this team
‘would hit 45 homeruns and break
all the other records they have this
year," said Clark. "We have several
hitters that possess a lot of power
for high school players, but when
you start talking 17 homeruns for
one player and 10 for another, and
30 runs batted in, you're talking
big-time numbers. I never thought
we would hit the homerun as con-
sistently as we have, but there have
been very few games in which we
didn't hit a homerun.
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"Earlier in the year, playing for
the state championship was never
mentioned,” he added. "We just
wanted to make it to the state play-
offs and then we knew anything
could happen. Our kids have re-
sponded by playing one game at a
time. The greatest part of all of his
is that the have-to wins are over
now. Now, hopefully, we're to the
point of where we can get down
and play some good, solid baseball.
We're not going into this series say-
ing if we lose it's okay. We want to
win, but there are a lot of people
who would like to be number one
or number two in the state of North
This year's team is the only non-
conference winner from KMHS to
make it to a state championship
game. The team finished second in
the regular season to South Point's
Kings Mountain won conference
baseball titles in 1935, 1941, 1963,
1967, 1969, 1975 and 1980.
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