Tuesday, May 10, 2005
By Jerome Michaels
With the game tied at one apiece through five full innings, Bishop Eustace and Cherry Hill West needed to find a way to produce runs over the final two innings. Both teams would be successful scoring runs, but this game would be decided by the team scoring more runs than the other. The Crusaders would widen their one run game when Bill Rowell highlighted the top of the seventh inning with a three run homerun. Bishop Eustace would pick up the Olympic Conference win with an 8-4 victory at Cherry Hill West.
Cherry Hill West would match Bishop Eustace’s effort throughout this game. A one run lead by the Crusaders during the second inning quickly disappear during the bottom of the inning when West produce a run to tie the game. For the next three innings, the game stayed the same until the top of the sixth inning. It appeared that Bishop Eustace had regained the momentum when they scored three times during the top of the inning. But the Cougars got back two of those runs and only trailed 4-3 heading into the final inning of regulation. That’s when Bishop Eustace regained the momentum with Rowell’s home run and the Crusaders would pick up their second win in a row.