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Fri. March 18, 2011 | Eduardo A. Encina

Steinbrenner coach John Crumbley earned his 600th win Friday night with an 11-0 five-inning win over Cambridge in the second half of a doubleheader at Leto.

For Crumbley, who won 575 games in 22 years at Jesuit, the win was extra special because it came at his alma mater on the second anniversary of his father’s death against one of his former players at Jesuit.

“It’s unbelievable," Crumbley said. "It’s a blessing to be able to coach 23 years and have that many wins and have that many great players that give you all of those positive outcomes.” 

Crumbley, a 1978 Leto grad, was honored in a postgame ceremony by having his high school No. 7 jersey retired.

The win, which followed an earlier 8-7 loss to Plant, came against the Lancers, who are coached by former Jesuit ace Sam Marsonek.

 -- EDUARDO A. ENCINA (eencina@sptimes.com; Twitter: @EddieHometeam)

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