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Former Mariner Hanson strikes out at U.S. Open qualifier

Former Seattle Mariner Erik Hanson watches his shot make its way to the green on hole No. 9. - Photo by Jesse Beals
Former Seattle Mariner Erik Hanson watches his shot make its way to the green on hole No. 9.
— image credit: Photo by Jesse Beals

The ball broke downward sharply after he released it like a geometry-textbook parabola.

He complemented the curveball with a 95-mph fastball that overpowered hitters. But he also kept them unsettled with what he felt was his best pitch

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