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Ford sets batting record

...record for games played in a season with 135, a mark set last season by center fielder Tonayne Brown. ... Closer B.J. Leach holds the single-season saves mark with 40 this season while also setting a franchise mark for appearances with 60...

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Baseball
Jackets want second SAL championship

...Baker anchoring one of the top rotations in the league, and a bullpen featuring one of the top closers in the minors in B.J. Leach, pitching has been paramount to the club's success. The Jackets finished the season 83-58, the second-best...

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Baseball
GreenJackets flourish with stellar staff

...club's marginal pitching prospects make great strides in 2000. Kipper has been instrumental in turning former starter B.J. Leach into one of the top closers in the minors. He also has taken a raw, 19-year-old arm in Anastacio Martinez, refined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/04/bas_294772.shtml
Baseball
Martinez shuts out Asheville

...after the strikeout, and was ejected. Two pitches later, Rinne ruined the no-hit bid and his day ended. Closer B.J. Leach got the final two outs to finish the job, giving Martinez the victory to improve his record to 9-6. "I went out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/21/bas_296240.shtml
Baseball
Minor league notebook

...in Atlanta the Sunday prior to the major league all-star game in July. LEACH SPELLS RELIEF: GreenJackets closer B.J. Leach had never recorded a save in his pro career until this season. The right-hander, who turned 23 on Thursday, now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/06/bas_294359.shtml
Baseball | Westside High School
Jackets hold off rally; top Bombers

...before the Bombers (9-10) rallied in the bottom of the inning. Capital City roughed up usually reliable closer B.J. Leach for four runs in the ninth before Lance Surridge came on to record the final three outs and preserve the victory in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/07/13/bas_292252.shtml
Baseball
Martinez returns in victory

...blinked. With a depleted Jackets bullpen after a busy week for set-up men Corey Spencer and Mike Rupp and closer B.J. Leach, Surridge finished with four masterful innings. The 6-foot-4 right-hander did not allow a hit and issued just...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/07/09/bas_291839.shtml
Baseball
Reserve catcher delivers Jackets' victory

...innings to pick up the victory, which was made possible thanks to some handy relief work by Corey Spencer and closer B.J. Leach. Spencer allowed just one baserunner and struck out three batters in three strong innings to get the ball into the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/07/07/bas_291594.shtml
Baseball
Jackets rally past RedStixx

...seventh to take a 5-2 lead. The RedStixx added a meaningless run innn the bottom of the eighth before Jackets closer B.J. Leach closed the door on the REdStixx, working a scoreless ninth inning to pick up the save. Columbus starter Kyle Denney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/30/bas_293463.shtml
Baseball
Former pitcher is a hit at plate

...Chris Warren, who makes the start in left field tonight. Augusta center fielder Lew Ford and pitchers Brad Baker and B.J. Leach also were named to the Southern Division All Stars as reserves. Garcia was signed by the Red Sox as a free agent in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/20/bas_292091.shtml
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