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Five Different Players for Crusaders Smack Homeruns

Thursday, April 7, 2005

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

Talking about seeing the baseball, the Crusaders from Bishop Eustace used the most of their hits to its fullest during the Robert Shaw Baseball Tournament. Bishop Eustace received back to back home runs from Bill Rowell and Rob Traister while Jay Gallen also slammed home a shot during the third inning to highlight the 10 run second inning. When the game was completed, five players from the Crusaders took advantage of the wind blowing out in left field to easily roll past Audubon 18-4. Jason Miller was the winning pitcher for Bishop Eustace.

It was forecast that high winds would be a factor as rain would be in our area later during the day. But the shot that Rowell hit didn’t need much help to sail over the fence. With the bases loaded, Rowell shot not only went over the fence but also clear over Route 70 as well. Before the celebrations was even over, Gallen followed that hit was a mammoth solo home run. Rob Traister flexed his muscles as well adding a two run home run and when the inning was completed the Crusaders lead comfortably 10-0 after two full innings. Audubon would score twice during the bottom of the third and fifth innings, but this game would end early after Greg Pustizzi’s two run homerun and Shane Fox connected on a solo homerun expanded Bishop Eustace’s advantage.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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