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High School Baseball:
Kingsway's Meyer Strikes Up Victory

Saturday, April 10, 1999

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

It seemed as if nothing could stop Kingsway starting pitcher Danny Meyer from achieving his goal. On a day when you needed your heavy coat, gloves and protection from the wind, nothing got in the way of him picking up his third victory. The lefthander struck out 10 batters in route to a 6-0 decision over Deptford in a Tri-County Conference Royal Division game.

The Dragons traveled to Deptford High School in search for their fourth game of the early season. Lead off batter Gary Lehman did his job by getting on base and into scoring position. Cleanup hitter Mark Wright delivered a sacrifice fly to take an early 1-0 lead. That's all Kingsway needed as the Spartans had problems scoring runs. Any hard hit ball that got caught up in the wind stayed up for the outfielders to record the out.

With the game still fairly close through five innings, Kingsway began to open the game a bit in the sixth. Mike Nicatra and Jerry Russell both doubled in runs and also scored runs to cap a 3-run inning. Now with the lead, Meyer heated up the fast ball that could be heard once it popped into the catcher's mitt. Seven of the last nine batters were victims of that fast ball or were left frozen in the wind to the unexpected change up. Meyer had complete control of his game as he only walked one batter and gave up 3 hits.

Kingsway (4-1) will attempt to continue their winning ways on Monday when they will host Williamstown. Deptford (1-2) will look to get back on track against Pennsville also on Monday.

Photos by Art Redd

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