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NCAA approves standards for metal baseball bats

INDIANAPOLIS -- The speed of a baseball hit with a metal bat would not be greater than one hit with wood under new standards adopted Tuesday by the NCAA. The association's executive committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/29/bas_271799.shtml
Baseball
Switch made in minors

...in the Australian Winter League, a ball rocketed off a metal bat and struck him on the chin, reason enough for any pitcher...take a dim view of anyone approaching the plate waving a metal bat. "It's hard to jam anyone swinging an aluminum bat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/30/bas_262551.shtml
Baseball
Friday fight involved 15-20 girls, women

...another. It continued to grow as more girls and women, ages 15 to 25, became involved.One woman, who was armed with a metal bat when deputies arrived, said she was traveling through the area when someone knocked the window out of her car with a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-29/friday-fight-involved-
Riverwalk attack shook city a year ago

...their evening with a walk on the riverwalk about 11 p.m. when they were attacked with what police said was either a metal bat or a pipe and robbed while on a bench near the old Fort Discovery building.After they escaped their attackers, Spires...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-02/riverwalk-attack-shook
NCAA puts off decision on metal bat specifications pending further tests

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA, hoping to make metal baseball bats perform more like wood, will conduct further tests before adopting bat specifications for next year. The association's executive committee last week received a report from a research panel appointed in March to review non-wood bats and baseballs. The committee, however, has decided not to implement the panel's recommendations for at least a month.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/12/bas_267724.shtml
Baseball
Adding insult to injury

On May 3, a couple was brutally beaten with a metal bat on Augusta's Riverwalk. The savage attack shocked the city.But now Augusta officials want to turn around and take a club to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-07-11/adding-insult-injury
Fund set up for Riverwalk mugging victim

...Riverwalk attack.Wesley Spires, 27, and Ashley Solesbee, 25, both of South Carolina, were robbed and attacked with a metal bat or pipe while sitting on a bench near the former Fort Discovery late Friday. Both were treated for facial injuries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-08/fund-set-riverwalk-mug
$10,000 reward offered in Riverwalk Augusta beatings

...on Wednesday offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two men who used a metal bat or pipe to brutally beat a South Carolina couple last weekend at Riverwalk Augusta.The reward comes five days after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-08/10000-reward-offered-r
7 charged in hazing case

...law enforcement officials said Thursday. The men are accused of beating another man with fists, a wooden paddle and a metal bat. They also are accused of choking the man during a fraternity initiation at an off-campus apartment near West Columbia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/27/met_126272.shtml
Metro
Riverwalk Augusta beating victim returned home Tuesday

...Center, his cousin Michelle Birt said.Spires and Ashley Solesbee, of North Augusta, were robbed and beaten with a metal bat while sitting on a bench near the former Fort Discovery on the riverwalk.Spires suffered a skull fracture and broken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-19/riverwalk-augusta-beating-vic