SJSports Online
High School Baseball

Baseball Leagues

Baseball Links

High School Baseball:
Burlington Overcomes Early Deficit

Saturday, April 15, 2006

By Stu Franklin
SJSports Special Correspondent

So far this season, the high school baseball season has seen its share of upsets leaving those who follow the game wondering if every game will be a difficult one. The good teams will easily put a loss behind them and take the season one game at a time. Others may find it hard to shake off a disappointing loss. In a non-league game played at Cherry Hill West, the visiting Blue Devils from Burlington had a couple of one run games that didn't go their way and the other that did. With their 7-4 victory over the Lions, Cherry Hill West evened their record to three wins and three losses.

The Lions were looking to end a three game losing streak and they started this game by scoring three runs during their bottom half of the first inning. But the Blue Devils would battle right back by scoring four runs during the second inning to take a one run lead, 4-3. Cherry Hill West would score a single run in the bottom of that inning tying this game up. Starting pitcher Sean Gusrang began to find his rhythm and the Lions defense would be right their backing him up on the field. Two runs scored during the top of the fifth and one more run in the seventh clinched the win for Cherry Hill West. Gusrang also was active at the plate knocking in three of the seven runs scored.

Photos by Frank Crescenti