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. . . - I " |a Ptl b ileman shuts out Eagles by Allen Gregory Junior righthander Dallas Hileman threw a four hit shutout to help lead the St. Paul Deacon baseball team to a 6-0 victory over Rye Cove at St. Paul on Tuesday, April 14. Corey Ellis' one out two run homer over the fence in deep left field provided all the runs the Deacons would need for the victory. However, they would add a pair of runs in the second and one each in the fifth and sixth frames for their final total of six. In the second, David Grizzel led off with a single to right and hustled into second when the Eagle rightfielder misplayed the single. After Bryce Lawson who fanned Dillon Cridlin also struck out but reached first when the Eagle catcher dropped the third strike and then threw wild at first base. Grizzel moved to third on the play. Andrew Bowers then bunted between the pitcher and third base. Grizzel beat the pitcher's throw home with the third run for St. Paul and Cridlin raced to third on the play. Ellis followed with a bunt single up the first base line that scored Cridlin and sent Bowers to second. Tyler Phillips was given an intentional walk to load the bases and set up a force play at each base. Both Hileman and Chad Blevins were easy outs and the Deacons left the bases loaded but had a 4-0 lead. The Deacons loaded the bases in the fifth and got two on in the sixth innings but could manage only one run in each inning. Bowers got a run bared in in the fifth when he was hit by a pitch. Hileman got the sixth inning run bared in with a perfect sacrifice but after Phillips had doubled and stolen third. The Deacons tallied seven hits for the game with Ellis and Grizzel having two each. Though the Eagles failed to score they had scoring chances in the third, fifth, sixth and seventh but Hileman pitched well and got excellent help from his teammates in those innings to get out of trouble and keep the visitors offthe board. In the third with two out Blake Lawson singled to left and went to second on a passed ball. Jake Arwood who had doubled in the first was given an intentional pass. Hileman then fanned Justin Bishop to end the inning and the Eagles threat. In the fifth, Daniel Giles hit a hard line drive that Cridlin at short moved quickly to his right and picked off for the first out. Chris Lane then walked. Lawson then drove a hard grounder to the hole at short. Phillips moved quickly to his left and caught the ball before it got into left field and threw to David Kiser at second to force Lane. The throw on to first was late and Lawson was safe at first. Arwood was walked on four pitches and the visitors had runners at first and second with two out. Bishop then hit a hard grounder that was inside the first base line. Justin Trent moved to his left, dove and blocked the ball. Trent got to his knees and threw to Ellis at the plate who tagged Lawson for the third out. Lawson was trying to score from second on the play. Trent did an excellent job stopping the ball then getting a throw to the plate to get Lawson. In the sixth with one out Dustin Hill was safe on a Phil- lips error. Adam Pearcy ground- ed a ball between the mound and first base that Hileman fielded and threw to Cridlin at second to force out Hill. Pearcey beat the Cridlin throw to first and was safe on the fielder's choice. Cody Williams then drew a walk putting Eagles at first and second with two out. Giles then hit a grounder up the middle that Kiser got behind second and threw to Cridlin to force out Williams at second for the third OUt. In the seventh with one out Lawson got his second single of the day. Arwood then hit a hard grounder up the middle. Cridlin ranged to left, dove and stopped the ball and tagged the bag to force Lawson at second. Bishop singled to put Eagles at first and second with two out. Hileman got James Stevens to pop out to the mound to end the game and get his shutout. Lawson had two of the four hits given up by Hileman. Hileman fanned seven and walked seven. National Infant Immunization Week Blue CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, April 23, 2009 Page 5 Devils fall to Blue Knights 15-11 on April 14 The Castlewood Blue Devils hosted the Coeburn Blue Knights on Tuesday, April 14, at Castlewood High School. The Knights used a big sixth inning to secure the 15-11 victory. Castlewood started the scor- ing in the second inning when Zach Bush led off with a walk. Casey Phillips then sacrificed Bush over to second. Bush then moved up to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Corey Davis sacrifice fly to give Cas- tlewood the 1-0 lead. Coeburn tied the game in the third with three consecutive singles by Darren Greer, Brett Hall and Hunter Bond. Coeburn took the lead for good in the fourth inning when Jon Dean led off with a single and then Keith Smith blasted a two-run homer. Will Smith then walked and was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. He then scored on two wild pitches to give the Knights the 4-1 lead. Coeburn added to that lead in the fifth inning when they tacked on three more runs to take a 7-1 advantage. Castlewood pulled closer in the bottom of the fifth inning when Corey Davis singled with one out. Jon Byerley then dou- bled to put runner son second and third. Justin Smith followed with a single to score Davis. With two outs, Ethan Collins singled, scoring Byerley. Devin Pucker then laced a double, by Allen Gregory The Deacons lost their share of the Cumberland District baseball lead when Coebum beat the Deacons 13-3 on April 16 at St. Paul. The Blue Knights had their The National Infant Im- caused by diseases that are now muni.ty participation is essential hiring togs on as they banged munization Week (NIW)is April preventable with vaccines,to increasing immunizationout 15 hits on their way to the 25 through May 2. The However, the viruses and coverage. A decision to victory. LENOWISCO Health District is bacteria that cause vaccine- vaccinate a child is a decision to Three of the 15 hits were home runs. Hunter Bond, who went three for three on the day, The story of this game was scoring both Smith and Collins once again the inability of the to make the score 7-5 going into Castlewood defense to make the not only protect that individual child, but to also protect the community by reducing the spread of disease to those who have not been vaccinated either by choice or because of medical reasons, such as children with leukemia. Children require more than 80 percent of their vaccinations within the f'wst 24 months of life to protect them against disease, disability and even death. Significant progress has been reminding the public of the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable dis- eases. Our goal is that every child will be immunized "on time, every time" by two years old. Don't wait until a child goes to school to catch up on vacc- inations-get your child vaccin- ated on schedule before your child becomes exposed to an infectious disease. Since 1994, NIW has called to action parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers to ensure that infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. To further this effort, LENOWISCO Health District the sixth inning. Coeburn took back momen- turn in the top of the sixth when they plated five runs to take the 12-5 lead. Castlewood tried to pull closer, plating three runs in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 12-8 going into the final inning. Both teams man- aged three runs apiece in the seventh for the final margin of 15-11. preventable disease and death still exist and can be passed on to people who are not immune- ized. Our success also means that many parents today don't under- stand the importance of child- hood immunization and what diseases can be prevented. Most young parents have never seen these diseases or the suffering they can cause, therefore are less concerned about the need for immunization compared to their routine plays as they made nine errors and gave up nine un- earned runs. Jon Byerley led Castlewood offensively, going two for three, scoring twice, driving in two runs and blasting two doubles. Devin PuckeR, Ethan Collins and Gage McCoy each drove in two runs for the Devils. Jon Dean led Coeburn, gong four for five and scorin ": : FIRST KILL...Raehel Proffitt made her first kill when she harvested this 200 lb. boar on April 13th at Tennessee Extreme Hunting Adventures in Lynch- burg, TN. The 7 year old is the daughter of Skip and Tisha Proffitt. St. Paul falls to Coebum by a score of 13-3 got the dinger binge started with the Deacons to five hits. Pate a two run shot in the top of the also had a good day at the plate first. Jon Dean added the other going two for four and driving in two four baggers. His first of the four runs. day was of the solo variety in the Tyler Phillips took fifth and his second came an for the Deacons. Phillips inning later with a mate on blessed on this outing best stuff as he walked four an( hit three batters over the 5 2/ innings he worked. Of the Deacons five hits, Russell County Kids Fishing Day The Russell County Kids Fishing Day will be held on May 16 this year at the Natural Area Preserve located at Big Cedar Creek. The fishing day com- mittee has already begun pre- parations to start this big event. Each year the Virginia Depart- ment of Game and Inland Fish- parental priorities. We can made in increasing Virginia's prevent more diseases ever: immunization rates for children before, yet despite recent gains younger than two years old. in childhood immunization, over Overall, about 60 percent of one million of our nation's two children 19 to 24 months of age urges parents and guardians to year-olds are still missing one or in Virginia have received cries along with local businesses bring their child's immunization more of the recommended im- appropriate immunizations. At ahd individuals sponsor this record to one of the local health munizations. While the oc-the local level, the third quarter event. The committee will be out departments to have the record currence of most vaccine-pre- of 2008 indicated that children asking for donations to help with reviewed by a public health ventable diseases is declining, immunized in the local health expenses to make this another nurse. The nurse will advise we have seen resurgence ofdepartments of the joyful event for the children of parents if any immunizations are whooping cough recently and LENOWISCO Health show age-Russell and surrounding coun- needed. To accommodate par-recent outbreaks such as that of appropriate "up-to-date" ties. If you would like to donate ents who work, each local health measles currently ongoing, a percentages as follows: Lee to this event, send donations to department offers two late clin- result of a child traveling County is64 percent; Scott the address below. Russell ics each month: 3rd Tuesda overseas and being exposed, County is 65 percent; and Wise County Kids Fishing Day P.O. from 5 to 7 p.m. and the 4 becoming ill after returning County is 67 percent. Box 2245 Lebanon, Virginia Tuesday until5:30p.m, home and then exposing and We are fortunate in this 24266. Vaccines are one of our most infecting additional children do country to have free and low- Anyone wishing to volunteer successful and cost-effective remind us that these diseases are cost vaccination programs in their time to help with this event public health tools for pre- not eradicated and can still cause place; individuals should check can call (276) 889-2660 or (276) venting serious disease and serious and even deadly illness, with their local health 889-3618 and find out more death in the United States. Children under the age 5 are department. Contact your local information Diseases such as polio, measles, especially susceptible to disease health department to have your mumps, whooping cough, because their immune systems child's records reviewed: Lee diphtheria and rubella are now have not built up the necessary County Health Department at only distant memories for most defenses to fight infection. (276) 386-2011; Scott County Americans. Today, there are few Low immunization coverage Health Department at (276) 346- 1 ( 8 0 0 } F E D - I N F O reminders of the suffering, dis- is an issue that impacts the entire 1312; and Wise County Health abilities, and premature deaths community. Therefore com-Department at (276) 328-8000. Dante Farmers' Market begins Class shows that prevention April 24 at 8 a.m. is cure for foreclosure crisis Dante Lives On, Inc. and the Interested vendors should Russell County Chamber of contact Linda Tate at the Foreclosures are on the rise ships, the self-reliance ot'indivi- Commerce are partnering once Chamber of Commerce at across the nation. Pre-purchase duals, families and communi- again to bring you the Dante 276.889.8041. A variety of education is recognized by lend- ties. The agency is a private, Farmers' Market. The Market products will be offered ers as one of the best ways to non-profit, charitable corpora- will begin on Friday, April 24th throughout the season to include prevent foreclosure, tion according to IRS Code 501 and will be held each Friday fruits and vegetables, eggs and New River Community Ac- (C)(3). All contributions are tax until the second weekend in meats. This is a great tion's First Time Home Buyer's deductible. November from 8 a.m. until 1 opportunity for you to help Class is a great area resource. ..,,. p.m. This will b held in the support your local growers and The free six-hour class covers Dante Square across from the to be assured of local quality topics like personal finances, Old ClinchfieldOffices.products, credit reports, the roles of the lender and real estate agent, what to expect at closing and Pastors, Deacons & Church Leaders, basic home maintenance. Local mortgage bankers and realtors Honaker Chapel Church has been bring their expertise to the clas- ses and offer additional resour- blessed with a vision. Our vision is to see ces to class participants. God's children come together as one to Thenext class will beon Sat- urday April 25, from 9 a.m.-3 pray for our nation and the nation of p.m. For more information or to register for the class, call 540- Israel. We want to invite your church to be 633-5133, ext. 40. New River Community Ac- board. Brett Hall also had a good outing for the Knights banging out three hits in four trips to the plate. Andrew Pate went the distance for Coeburn and limited Mole Specials Sizes Available .a part of this vision. We are having an tiOn,weil_knownlnc.(NRCA)proponenthas ofbeenself-a mformatnonal meeting on May 9, at 11:00 sufficiency in the New River Valley of Virginia since 1965. a.m.for church leaders to get together for NRCA's mission is to promote, additional input. Our Church is located on through cooperative parmer- Hwy 58E, Castlewood approxnmately 2 miles past Southwest Farm Supply. If you have any questions, please call our Pastor - Scotty Perkins- at276-991-1201 or Jerry Holbrook at 276-762- 5343. L_.__ Dallas Hileman had two. He drove in all the Deacons p: tchw! 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