Tuesday, April 6, 2004
By Jerome Michaels
For majority of the teams this year, the last memory that is on their mind was the disappointment of not winning their represented division title or making it to the playoffs. There are those who made it to the post season but the feeling of coming up short still lingers in the minds of the returning players. But the beginning of a new season allows everyone to have high hopes of at least improving on their goals they have set out for themselves. Showing improvement on the mound and with their bats, Triton’s Nick LaMonica and Tom Ready both hit homeruns and pitched their way to the 5-4 victory over Camden Catholic.
The Mustangs had a rough start during their home opener against St. Augustine this past weekend. They ran up against the eager and happy hitting Hermits have been averaging around 10 runs a game so for. Tritons’ 10-2 loss was only a wake up call to try and turn things around. As for the Irish who always seem to make the playoffs, this game was their first game of the season.
The first runs of the game came in the third inning when Ready blasted a three run shot to highlight a four run third inning. The Mustangs would jump out to a 4-0 lead up until LaMonica’s bat added another run in the fifth inning. His solo home run pushed across the fifth and final run of the game for Triton. Camden Catholic would respond in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Irish scored 4 runs during the inning that include a home run by Matt Collucci. The one run lead would hold up for the Mustangs to even their record at 1-1.
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