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Charleston routs Oak Ridge in five innings

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

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Charleston's Rett Thompson
CHARLESTON - The Charleston baseball team posted a 13-0, five-inning win against Oak Ridge on Tuesday at Hillhouse Park.

The Bluejays (2-3) opened up with a nine-run first inning and never looked back, cruising to the easy win.

A Rett Thompson home run over the left field fence in the first inning highlighted the day for the Bluejays. Thompson now has four home runs on the season.

It's the first home run in Hillhouse Park by a Charleston player in the five years that coach Chris Stanfield had been at the school.

"Everybody in the dugout was in shock for a minute that it went out, " said Stanfield.

"We don't see many home runs over the course of the year, you know Hillhouse is so big. Once he got around the bases, everybody was catching on to what was going on. Even the crowd was in shock. I was like, 'wow!'"

Thompson finished 2-3 with four RBIs.

Bluejay hurler Travis McCann threw all five innings, allowing two infield singles. He struck out 11 and walked zero.

"What can you say about Travis on the hill?" said Stanfield. "Eleven strikeouts and no walks. Both the hits they got were infield hits. As good as he was against Chaffee, he was that much better today."

Josh Marshall went 2-2 with three runs. A.H. Marshall also had two hits with two RBIs. Brink Naile had two hits with an RBI.

McCann, Stephen Hicks, Nathan Pullen, Bobby Clark and Tommy Starr each had one hit. Hicks had two RBIs.

Charleston will play at Kelly on Thursday at 4 p.m.

The Bluejays will play their makeup game with Meridian (Ill.) on Monday, April 19 at 4 p.m.

The East Prairie Invitational has been moved to April 17.