Monday, May 24, 2004
By Jerome Michaels
It's never any fun losing a game, especially in the South Jersey group playoffs when your expectations are so high. For both Cinnaminson and Camden Catholic their baseball season was not quite over. This would be Cinnaminson's last regular season scheduled game and they ended it on a winning note. The Pirates found themselves down three runs early in the first inning but rallied to defeat Camden Catholic. Pitcher Will O'Connor settled down and kept the Irish off the scoreboard with help from his defense. Cinnaminson won the game by a 5-3 margin.
Camden Catholic had loss their opening round of the South Jersey Parochial A game to Paul VI last Thursday. During that game, the Irish scored 17 runs in that game but lost by three runs. Scoring seventeen runs was impressive but on that day, it still wasn’t enough. For Cinnaminson, they were the first number one seed team in the playoffs to be knocked out. Again, a ton of runs was scored in their game only to see Audubon score five more runs than the Pirates.
The Irish found themselves up three runs after taking advantage of the situations presented to them during their top half of the first inning. Cinnaminson would patiently battle back by scoring one run each in their first 4 innings. More importantly, O'Connor settled down to shut down Camden Catholic for the rest of the game. Cinnaminson's Dave Mebs highlighted the game with a solo home run.
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