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On This Date: (May 31, 1984)

May 31, 1984 - Gary Heydt has a big day at the plate and on the base paths to help Jim Thorpe earn a 2-1 victory over Tamaqua and clinch the Schuylkill League Northern Division championship. Heydt collects three hits, scores the Olympians’ first run, and drives in the winning tally. He also sets a school record for stolen bases in a season, registering his 29th of the year. With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh, Heydt lifts a sacrifice fly to right to score Mike Kattner, who had singled. Scott Kmetz gains the pitching win, allowing five hits and four walks while striking out nine.