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Former Falcons try to add to success

Published May 29, 2004

Bryan Banks and Kenny Holmberg have always played baseball together.

They were teammates at Dunedin National Little League, Dunedin High, St. Petersburg College and Embry-Riddle University.

At each stop, they enjoyed moderate success, winning district and conference titles.

This weekend, the juniors can add a World Series championship to that list. Both have key roles for Embry-Riddle University, which starts play today in the NAIA World Series at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.

The Eagles, ranked No. 2 nationally, face the Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)-Jamestown (N.D.) winner at 3 p.m. The final of the double-elimination tournament is Wednesday.

Holmberg, an infielder, is batting .372 and is the team leader in hits (86), doubles (23) and RBIs (55). He went 4-for-5 in the first game of the super region last week to help Embry-Riddle advance to the World Series a third straight season.

Banks, a right-hander, is 6-0 with a 2.22 ERA. He started the championship game against Warner Southern, giving up eight hits and four earned runs in 51/3 innings to pick up the win.

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