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Burgher b-ball offense is explosive in early season matchups

WARRENSBURG-With several key victories now in their 2011 score book, the Warrensburg High School baseball team has a surprisingly solid start to their season.

In recent years, they've struggled initially and racked up wins later.

Not this year - they've started out 3-1 in the Adirondack League.

"At the beginning of the season, I wasn't sure what we had going," Burgher Coach Rex Reynolds said Tuesday night. "But now it seems we have this explosive offense we can tap into."

Monday against perennial powerhouse Corinth, the first five batters in the lineup stepped up to the plate and demonstrated this ability. Within minutes, after a flurry of hits, all five scored runs against their storied opponents.

"Right now, the kids are showing their natural talent and desire to win," Reynolds added. "And they're buying what I'm selling - they're very coachable."

One of those hits Monday was a triple by Aaron Seeley, a missile which bounced only twice to strike the left field fence. It was the first of two triples for Seeley in the game.

Then in the fourth inning, the Burghers hit another 5 runs. They finished off with a few runs in the 5th, 6th and 7th innings. Lucas Nelson hit a triple, and Austin DeMarsh hit a two-bagger. Jacob Siletti struck out six in the 17-1 win.

Friday's victory at home against Whitehall may have fueled the big win Monday on the Corinth field.

Against the Railroaders, Warrensburg staged a memorable come-from behind victory that thrilled their fans.

The Burghers were down 5-1 in the 5th inning, with the one run a solo homer by Lucas Nelson.

With the game on the line, Reynolds called a quick team meeting, and urged them to step up their offense and give support to their pitchers.

The Burghers did just that, ripping off another flurry of hits. Whitehall rebounded to have the edge at 5-4, and there were two outs in the 6th inning. Mike Curtis was ready to go to the plate, and Reynolds challenged him.

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