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Camden Catholic Avoids Extra Innings Against Eastern

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

By Jason Brown
SJSports Special Correspondent

Baseball is a very interesting game. On any given day, playing sound baseball with good pitching and solid defense, no team could be considered the favorite. Okay, sometimes those occasional bad hops and sometimes a key call at the plate don’t go a team’s way that could factor in the decision. The Eastern baseball squad has proven to be one of the best teams in our area by climbing to the top of their division. Camden Catholic was looking to win fourth out of their last five games against the visiting Vikings. The Fighting Irish would battle back from a three run deficit to score the winning run during their last at bat. Dave Kittle would score the winning run for Camden Catholic giving the Irish the 7-6 decision over Eastern.

Eastern would use the long ball to quickly jump out to a 3-0 lead after their at bat in the first inning. The Irish’s confidence grew when Lou Barbieri belted a home run to highlight a three run inning during the bottom of the inning to tie this game. Not done flexing their muscles, Will Carney was the third Viking to record a homerun pushing Eastern’s lead back to three runs. Earlier Mike Paul and Paul Keyser homered. Camden Catholic would re-tie this game on Jordan Fisher’s two run double during the bottom of the sixth. That’s when the dramatic victory occurred during the final at bat for Camden Catholic that won this game. Charlie Wohlrab singled home Kittle for the decisive run.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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