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Blair League Season Starts

Herald of May 6, 1948

A thrilling pitching duel between Martinsburg’s Bill Lehman and Williamsburg’s Lynn Hoffner topped last Saturday’s opening games for the 1948 Blair League season. Martinsburg got two hits from Hoffner early in the game and held a 1-0 lead until the last of the ninth, when Bobby Smith turned in the winning drive to end the game 2-0 for Williamsburg. Lehman pitched a no hit, no run game until the end of the ninth.

About 300 farmers in Morrisons Cove and nearby areas were signed to grow corn for the cannery this year. Planting was delayed due to continued showers and cool we...


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