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Audubon Bats Do the Talking Against Eagles

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

During the season, most of the time a team plays an opponent two times from their division usually on their home field. The first time the Eagles from West Deptford hosted the Green Wave from Audubon, it was a pitcher's duel and West Deptford would hold onto an early lead. Both of these teams were looking to get back on the winning track as they would lose their previous game during their opponent's last at bat. This time at Audubon, the Green Wave would score in every inning except one and were not too hospitable as their six run fifth inning put this game out of reach. Audubon's Nate Cowan and Bob Chiarulli would highlight this game with a homerun each and the Wave would cruise to a 14-3 win.

West Deptford had their ten game winning streak snapped earlier in the week when they loss by a single run when Millville rallied during their final at bat. Also looking to bounce back, Audubon fell victim also to a late rally loss during their previous game against Gateway when the Gators won the game on a walk off homerun. A total a twenty-six runs were scored. In this game, Audubon would erase an early 2-1 deficit by scoring three runs in the bottom of the third and jumped out to a 4-2 lead. Six more base runners would score two innings later and the Wave were ahead 11-3 at the end of five complete innings. Starting pitcher Anthony Chiliberti would pick up the win for the Green Wave helping Audubon get back on the winning track.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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