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High School Baseball:
Cherokee Pitches another Win to Stay Perfect

Thursday, April 19, 2007

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

The Chiefs from Cherokee are enjoying a season where their pitching staff has been coming through with some qualify innings. It appears that each time a pitcher steps onto the mound, not only are they limiting their opponents scoring chances but also their teammates have provided some run support. Starting his first game of the season, Ben Flanary pitched six innings for Cherokee helping his own cause with a two run homer against the Fighting Irish from Camden Catholic. Cherokee would cruise to their eighth consecutive victory when they picked up the 8-2 win at Camden Catholic.

The Chiefs’ coaching staff decided to give the hot hitting Flanary a chance on the mound against their interdivision opponents. Yesterday in their game against Eastern, Flanary betled a grand slam over the centerfield fence which proved to be the difference in that game. Alex Pracher would be thankful for that big hit as he would earn his third win of the season match teammate Gary Wilson’s record. Helping Flanary pick up his win, Dan Haverstick also stroked a home run. This would be Camden Catholic’s third loss in a row after starting out the season 4-1. Cherokee would improve their record to 8-0 on the season and will be traveling to Cherry Hill West tomorrow.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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