Haines boosts Key to 7-4 triumph over Boonsboro

April 22, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham

Francis Scott Key third baseman Matt Haines supplied much of the offense and came up with some nifty glove work to help lead the Eagles to a 7-4 victory over visiting Boonsboro yesterday in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League game.

Haines drove in two runs with a single in the second to give the Eagles (3-7) a 5-2 lead and added a two-run double in the fourth. In the top of the fifth, he came up with the fielding play that Key coach Bob Caples said "broke Boonsboro's back."

With the bases loaded, one out and Key leading 7-3, Haines cleanly fielded a hard grounder, touched third and went to first for a double play to end the inning.

Jason Dykes came in to pitch in the seventh inning and got out of a jam to preserve the win. With two on and the tying run at the plate, he closed the game with a pickoff move to second.

"We got the good clutch hitting today and that's been one of our problems all season. We also had some spectacular defense,"

Caples said.

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