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For Edison's Williams, It's a Power Trip

Tuesday, April 19, 2005; Page D06

Edison sophomore Seth Williams is on a home run hitting tear, smacking 10 homers in 10 games for the Eagles, who have won three consecutive games to vault back into the AAA National District regular season race at 6-4 overall, 3-2 in the district.

The 5-foot-9, 185-pound catcher-third baseman has homered in six games, including two multi-home run performances -- four in a win over George Mason last month and two in an 18-0 win over Stuart on Friday. For the season, Williams is batting .429 with 17 RBI in 28 at-bats.

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While Williams's home run numbers may be aided by Edison's small park -- the right field wall is 300 feet away while center field is 335 feet from home plate -- Edison Coach Jeff Feaster said Williams's home runs don't sneak over the wall.

"I've heard people say that it's because Edison has a small field," Feaster said. "But his homers are legit. They'd be gone in almost every park. And he gets them on the road, too."

Edison is one game back of Washington-Lee and Mount Vernon (both 4-1) in the National.

-- Tarik El-Bashir

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