Colonials in championship series

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August 26, 1965 — The best four-out-of- seven-games series for the Valley League Baseball championship between the Luray Colonials and New Market Rebels opened last Sunday night at New Market with Luray taking the opening game, 12-4.

Tom McDougal, the starting and winning pitcher for Luray, was relieved by Kyle Beaghan in the eighth inning. Luray had 12 hits, including two home runs.

In the third inning after two were out, Charley Bree hit a single and Bill Malloy hit his 10th homer of the season.

In the fourth inning, Bree slammed his 14th homer of the season with a man on. Luray led, 10-0, before New Market scored its first run in the bottom of the sixth.

Besides the homers by Malloy and Bree, Todd McNabb and Steve Betzelberger each hit a triple for Luray. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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