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Washington's Jeff Brigham was throwing BB's, registering on the radar in the 96-98 mph stratosphere. He was/is, in baseball parlance, a hoss, but the Rebs got to him just enough to win a classic bout in regional play in Oxford thanks to an outstanding mound presence by the Rebs as well.

Standing behind home plate trying to size up Washington Pitcher Jeff Brigham, yours truly broke out in a cold sweat as the ball hit the mitt with a loud pop and the scoreboard registered 96 mph from the Jugs gun. Not that anyone here gives a tinker's damn, but hundred years ago, in high school ball, I had faced two pitchers with that type of overpowering velocity, Coldwater's Donnie Castle and...

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