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Baseball: Ben Martz of Thousand Oaks looks for doubles but is hitting home runs

Thousand Oaks Coach Jack Wilson, a former major leaguer, has been impressed with senior catcher Ben Martz, who has six home runs in nine games.

But he says Martz is no home-run hitter.

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"He's a very strong guy who hits doubles and the balls are flying over the fence," Wilson said. "He's a fantastic line-drive hitter and when it's up in the zone, he hits line drives that go out of the park."

Thousand Oaks is 7-2 and 2-0 in the Marmonte League under Wilson, a first-year coach.

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"It's a great bunch of kids. I'm having a lot of fun," Wilson said.

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