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Grovatt Has the Right Stuff against the Crusaders

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

By Jason Brown
SJSports Special Correspondent

It was a baseball game between two teams who have found different ways of keep their winning streak in tact. So when those teams take the field to figure out who's the better team on this day, only the players on the field will determine the outcome. The Golden Eagles from Seneca traveled to Bishop Eustace to take on the Crusaders in what most have considered two of the top teams in our area. Seneca's early success produced enough runs for starting pitcher Dan Grovatt to work with. The Golden Eagles produced six runs during the first two innings and were able to keep Bishop Eustace off the scoreboard. Seneca would extend their current winning streak to six games with their 8-0 victory over the Crusaders.

Bishop Eustace has been impressive this season also winning six games in a row before today’s game. Their last game was a thrilling come-from-behind win against Camden Catholic. Down by three runs, they would score four during their last at bat to win a slugfest. Against the Golden Eagles, things were a bit different as Grovatt had all of his pitches working for him. Seneca would start off their first inning by getting runners on base and were rewarded with a 3-0 start. They were not done as Grovatt smacked a two run homer during the second inning and just like that, Seneca was ahead by six runs. Grovatt would do the rest from there by changing up his pitches and keeping the talent Crusaders’ offense off balance. Two more runs during the top of the sixth inning finished off the scoring in this game.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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