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APRIL 25TH, 2017 CRYSTAL CITY HOSTS JEFFERSON IN CONFERENCE BASEBALL ON KJFF (Audio)

(CRYSTAL CITY, Mo.) A conference match-up between the Crystal City Hornets and the Jefferson Blue Jays on the baseball diamond will take over the evening hours on KJFF Tuesday afternoon.

Crystal City hosts Jefferson and enter the game at just 1-11 on the season. The Blue Jays are riding a five game winning streak and are above .500 for the first time all year at 7-6. Jefferson head coach Robert Kuehnle says the confidence level is high…

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Crystal City head coach Ricardo Pastrana knows his team will have to limit mistakes against Jefferson…

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The Blue Jays will throw senior Blain Prater on the mound while Crystal City sends out sophomore Colin Wilkerson. Prater is 2-0 on the year for Jefferson with 2.63 ERA over 18 2/3 innings. Prater is second on the team in earned run average. Wilkerson is 0-1 with a 7.30 ERA over 7 2/3 innings this season.

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Offensively, Jefferson is led by Zach Richardson who is hitting an astounding .545 over 33 at-bats with a team leading 19 RBIs. Prater is second in average at .500 and joins Richardson as the two players with a home run for Jefferson.

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Kuehnle thinks their non-conference schedule played a big boost in their offensive production in league play..

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Crystal City is led by cousins Chris and Blake Eisenbeis. Blake is hitting .269 to lead the team while Chris follows right behind him with a .267 batting average and is tied for the team lead in RBIs with four.

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Pastrana likes what he saw in their last game offensively against St. Vincent…

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Jefferson and Crystal City take the field in a conference match-up Tuesday afternoon on 1400 KJFF and online at mymoinfo dot com. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 with pregame coverage scheduled to come your way at 3:45.
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