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High School Baseball:
Sterling Starts Out Season Undefeated

Friday, April 15, 2005

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

Five times the players from Sterling greeted someone at home plate in celebration of a homerun. Two of those homerun celebrations occurred during the first inning thanks to Steve Williams and Chris Cook. With that much excitement occurring during the Silver Knights game at Gateway, one would expect Sterling to extend their winning streak to seven games in a row. A seven run first inning was more than enough for starting pitcher Drew Slickmeyer to pick up the win and a 10-1 victory over the Gators in a Colonial Conference competition.

Gateway would score in the bottom of the first, but the two three run homeruns by Williams and Cook for Sterling still was the highlight of the inning. Williams would lead off the second inning with his second homerun of the game giving the Knights an 8-1 advantage. Solo homeruns by Brian Reagle and Steve Andress accounted for the remaining runs scored by Sterling. With the victory, Sterling has extended their winning streak to seven games in a row to start the season off.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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