Stanley defeats Luray

Luray-Cave Hill

July 12, 1962The Stanley baseball team defeated Luray Sunday afternoon at the local VFW Park, 6-1, behind the effective pitching of right-hander Howard Painter, who gave up but five hits, fanned eight and walked five in going the route.

Gerald Judd started for Luray, followed by Bill Wood in the eighth inning with Donnie Moyer taking over in the ninth.

Through seven innings, Judd allowed five hits, walked three, struck out 12, and allowed five unearned runs. Judd took the loss, making his record 4-1.

The local club had a rough day in the field, committing half as many errors in this one game as they had made in their first 11 games.

Luray was charged with six errors, which were costly, giving Stanley all their runs.

Stanley collected six hits with shortstop Elwood Housden getting a pair of doubles to pace both teams at the plate.

Painter, in pitching Stanley to victory, had good control throughout the game and at times appeared to be faster than at any time this season.

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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