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 Find the ball out of the pitcher’s hand. See the ball. Hit the ball.

 Austin Baal is more of a natural hitter, a feel hitter, rather than a technical hitter.

 Recently, Baal has been on fire at the plate.

 On Monday at In The Net Sports Complex, Baal received the Jack Bicher Outstanding Hitter  award after leading Campbelltown to a 7-6 triumph over Ephrata, in the championship game of the Lebanon County American Legion Baseball League. Baal garnered the coveted honor by going two-for-three and driving in four runs.

 Baal’s two-run, two-out double down the left field line in the bottom of the third inning staked Campbelltown to a 4-1 lead. His two-run homer to right field in the fifth upped C-town’s advantage to 7-2.

 Then on Friday, during the opening day of the Region Four tournament at Ephrata’s War Memorial Field, Baal continued his torrid pace. The first baseman/pitcher scorched a pair of run-scoring singles in each of his first two at-bats, as Campbelltown opened a 6-0 lead, on its way to a 7-5 triumph over Mechanicsburg.

 – Jeff Falk



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