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Nine-run first carried Dogs past LR, 14-2
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It’s a game like this which has a coach hoping his team does not develop bad habits.With nationally ranked A.C. Flora coming to town for a key Region 4-AAA game tonight, the Camden baseball team had some housework left to be done on Tuesday in Hopkins. Using a nine-run first frame, the visiting Bulldogs drubbed Lower Richland, 14-2, in a contest stopped after five innings by the 10-run rule.The early lead allowed CHS head coach Denny Beckley to go to his bench early and the non-starters responded.“We have some really good guys on our team and I was glad that we were able to get them some playing time,” Beckley said after his team improved to 3-3 in conference play.”Getting nine runs in the first inning gave us the opportunity to play all our guys.“Everybody got at least two at-bats and our guys deserve that because every one of them works hard. It kills me that a lot of our guys don’t get more opportunities than they get.”One person who made the most of his chances was Austin Sheheen, who had two hits in as many trips to the plate as he improved to 3-for-3 on the season.