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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-
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
Fashion show to benefit man beaten on Riverwalk

...m.There is no admission fee but donations for Spires are requested.Spires and Ashley Solesbee were attacked with a metal bat while sitting on a bench on the riverwalk about 11 p.m. Spires suffered a skull fracture and broken hand. Two suspects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-28/fashion-show-benefit-man-beat
Ashley Solesbee attends riverwalk fundraiser for Wesley Spires

...crowd braved the heat and humidity to attend the fashion show in support of Spires and Solesbee, who were clubbed with a metal bat or pipe as they sat on a bench on the Riverwalk Augusta the evening of May 3.Carolyn Toole, of North Augusta, said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-06-02/ashley-solesbee-attend
Police will raise First Friday presence

...May 3, Wesley Spires, 27, of Edgefield, and Ashely Solesbee, 25, of North Augusta, were robbed and beaten with a metal bat or pipe while walking on the riverwalk during their first date. They suffered facial fractures and head wounds. Spires...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-06-06/police-will-raise-firs
Richmond County Sheriff's Office beefs up presence for Augusta's First Friday

...and Ashley Solesbee, 25, of North Augusta, with facial fractures and head wounds after being robbed and beaten with a metal bat or pipe. Police have since made arrests in the case, but Spires remains hospitalized.Violence at First Friday became...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-06-07/richmond-county-sherif
Up a lazy river

...riverfront land in the nation.The lack of development and vibrancy might even contribute to crime: It's doubtful a metal bat-wielding thug would've felt empowered to beat a couple senseless on the Riverwalk on May 3 if hundreds of others had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-06-15/lazy-river
UCLA wins College World Series

...fourth inning and went the rest of the way.UCLA allowed four runs in five games to set a CWS record for fewest in the metal-bat era that started in 1974.The Bruins' .227 batting average in the CWS also was the lowest since teams went away from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-06-25/ucla-wins-college-world-series
UCLA fit the new bill in college baseball

...Bruins (49-17) batted .227 and had no homers. That was the lowest batting average by a national champion in the metal-bat era, and they were the first team since 1966 to win a title with no home runs.The Bruins batted .250 for the season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-06-26/ucla-fit-new-bill-colleg
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