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Anteaters coach Mike Gillespie says bat changes are too drastic

...college baseball and posed safety concerns. Over the next decade, steps were taken to reduce the power potential of the metal bats, and the specifications implemented in 2011 were emasculating."We went too far the other way. Everybody knows that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-15/anteaters-coach-mike-gil
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
Kirby: My wedding gift giving has improved over time

...shifted to softball bats.No, really. This was a pretty big deal back in the '70s because they had just come out with metal bats. They were kind of expensive and everyone wanted one. I played a lot of ball back then, and as my teammates wedded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-25/kirby-my-wedding-gift-giving-
Couple attacked on Riverwalk Augusta now engaged

...their first date of ice skating and pizza with a walk down Riverwalk on May 3 when they were attacked by two men with metal bats or pipes.The couple announced their engagement via Facebook late Monday by posting photos of themselves and the engagement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-07/couple-attacked-riverw
Detroit needs to pick it up in World Series after falling behind 2-0

...a chilly afternoon at Comerica Park.Maybe that's what these slumping Detroit hitters need in this World Series. Metal bats, rather than their weak wood."Oh, I don't know if they'd allow that," kidded Gage's grandpop, Tigers first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-10-26/detroit-needs-pick-it-wo
Woman hurt in Riverwalk Augusta mugging asks forgiveness for assailants

...Belvedere First Baptist.Solesbee, 25, and her date, Wesley Spires, 27, both of South Carolina, were attacked with metal bats or pipes on Riverwalk Augusta about 11 p.m. Friday.Police continue to search for the assailants, and a $10,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-08/woman-hurt-riverwalk-a
Downtown Augusta is safe, community leaders say

...hours later, Wesley Spires, 27, of Edgefield, S.C., and Ashley Solesbee, 25, of North Augusta, were hit with a metal bat or pipe as they sat on a bench on Riverwalk Augusta near the former Fort Discovery.They suffered facial fractures and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-08/downtown-augusta-safe-
Where peace begins

...infamous Riverwalk bat attack ? in which a couple from South Carolina on their first date were beaten in the head with a metal bat by two robbers May 3 on Augusta's big tourist draw ? are Wesley Spires, 27, a landscape worker and volunteer fighter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-05-11/where-peace-begins
Suspect arrested in Riverwalk beating; first suspect still sought

...result of "good old-fashioned police work."Wesley Spires, 27, and Ashley Solesbee, 25, were assaulted with metal bats or pipes about 11 p.m. May 3 on the upper tier of Riverwalk behind the former Fort Discovery.Spires drove the couple...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-10/suspect-arrested-river
2 suspects in downtown assaults waive extradition, await return to Augusta

...along with another suspect, Kevin D. Richardson, 21, assaulted Wesley Spires, 27, and Ashley Solesbee, 25, with metal bats or pipes about 11 p.m. May 3 on the upper tier of the riverwalk behind the former Fort Discovery.Spires drove the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-05-11/2-suspects-downtown-as