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Class of 1979


The 1979 baseball team recorded the program’s second straight 6-7 season and also duplicated the 4-5 South Central Conference mark from the previous year. SHS played competitive baseball during the campaign, with five of the seven losses coming by just one run. Coach Barry Deist’s squad included seniors Artie Billings; Jim Brown; Marty Cely; Bob Fletcher; and Jay Meckles. While Meckles took home All-Conference honors, the team also witnessed several underclassmen turn in outstanding seasons, including All-SCC members Brad Yakos and Tim Yarnik, both juniors. The Hitting A...


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