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Gibson, Earle still shining for struggling Tides

BERKELEY LAKE -- Cameron Gibson and Spencer Earle continue to have a big summer in the Sun Belt League. The duo have prospered despite their team, the Berkeley Lake Tides of the Sun Belt summer wood bat league, struggling to a 5-10 start.

Gibson, a former Salem High School standout and rising junior at Chipola Junior College in Marianna, Fla., leads the Tides in hitting at .444 (12-for-27) and stolen bases with eight heading into Monday's home game against the East division-leading Atlanta Crackers at Georgia Gwinnett College.

Earle, a Covington native who just completed his sophomore season at Anderson University (Anderson, South Carolina), has a 2.45 ERA (five earned runs in 18 innings pitched) in five games (four starts) and struck out 16 batters while walking just four.

After Monday's game, Berkeley Lake hosts the Home Plate Chukars, in first place in the West division, Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.