Friday, April 23, 2004
By Vincent Lewis
Rivalries always add something special to a season especially when you participate in a game with your neighboring school. Relationships have been formed outside of the sport and friendly competition exists on the field. For Northern Burlington and Burlington Township, it would be yet another Burlington County Liberty division game this time held at the Falcon's home field. But it would be the Greyhounds who made themselves right at home breaking a two all tie in the sixth inning to defeat Township by a 7-5 margin.
The Liberty division has always been a competitive division with every team having an equal chance of winning those important games and moving to the first position. This year is no difference with only three games separating the first place team and the last place team. So far, Holy Cross has been the team dominating the division, but six other teams have their sights on producing at least a 500 and above season.
After losing their first 3 games of the season, the Greyhounds were looking to win their fourth out of their last five games against Burlington Township. This game was tied at 2 apiece heading into the top of the sixth inning when Northern Burlington found a way past pitcher Dave Leeds. A three run sixth and two run seventh gave the Greyhounds a 7-2 lead. Township's last at bat rally came up short giving Perkins another victory for the Greyhounds.
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