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SHS Sports: Timelines From The Sidelines

Class of 1973


The 1973 baseball team was dominant in league action, finishing 9-1 and capturing the South Central Conference championship under the tutelage of Barry Deist. One game of note was a contest with rival Mt. Olive late in the season. The game lasted twenty-one innings (two shy of the national record) and ended in a 0-0 tie due to darkness. During the game, Mt. Olive set a state record by striking out 31 Staunton hitters. SHS pitchers responded by setting down 25 Wildcats, and in the process the two teams combined for a state record (eighth nationally) for combined strikeout...


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