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Powered by Powers, Dogs double up L-E
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L-ES ZAC HUGHES SLIDES safely into home plate with the Demons fifth run of the first inning while Camden catcher Josh Lund takes a late relay throw home. The Bulldogs scored the final 10 runs of the game in Saturdays 10-5 win. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
On an afternoon in which finding the strike zone was along the same lines as locating the final resting place of Jimmy Hoffa, Sam Powers was able to decipher the code which caused others to come undone.Powers inherited a 5-2 mess when he came on in relief of classmate Ross Hough one batter into the top of the second inning of Camden’s game with cross-river rival Lugoff-Elgin on Dogfest, presented by the May Plant Credit Union, Saturday at American Legion Park.A freshman right-hander, Powers shut the Demons down the rest of the way on two hits as the Bulldogs downed L-E for the first time in three meetings this season in a 10-5 victory.Playing in near-perfect conditions on a sun-splashed afternoon, five pitchers from the two sides combined to walk 17 batters. As for Powers, he issued just two walks --- both intentional --- to L-E catcher Devin Walker who shown the way to first base on three occasions without having seen a pitch.Not surprisingly, Powers drew the praise, if not the admiration, of both coaches.“He’s a kid that we really have a lot of confidence in. He really has a lot of poise,” said CHS head coach Denny Beckley of Powers.