High School Baseball:
Tuesday, April 27, 1998
By Art Redd
With Bishop Eustace sitting comfortably on top of the Olympic Conference National Division, visiting Camden Catholic would seem to be just another win in the standings. Bishop Eustace was undefeated in their division and planning on keeping it that way. The Crusaders would go with starting pitcher Mike Maley who was in search of his fourth win. He would not get that win as Camden Catholic knocked him out of the game in the third inning. Bishop Eustace would get the win though, as they made due on every oppurtunity to take a 13-5 triumph over Camden Catholic.
Matt Zeck would run into a bit of trouble starting the game off for Camden Catholic. The Crusaders would jump out to a 3-0 lead by taking advantage of walks, a few wild pitches, and a hit batter. Zeck would get the last two outs of the inning with strikeouts. It would seem as things would settle down for him as he recorded a 1-2-3 inning in the second inning. But a walk and a wild pitch in the third inning turned into the fourth run for Eustace when Mike Appalucci singled home Matt Genna.
This would be a game were Camden Catholic would not just sit around for the game to end. Mike Silva would come through with a two-run triple to cut the lead in half. The Irish were not done yet. They would score two more runs to tie the game on Mike Carlino's double to left center. Coach Sam Tropiano would pull Mike Maley and bring in Scott Barr to record the final out of the inning.
Bishop Eustace would regain the lead in the top of the fourth inning with two more runs. They would add another two runs in the fifth and go on to defeat Camden Catholic. Scott Barr would pick up the win. Eustace would extend their record to 7-0 in their division and 10-2 overall.
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