Tuesday, April 27, 2004
By Jerome Michaels
High school competition in our area has a few twists that provide some interesting match ups when looking at a regular scheduled game. For instance two schools from the same township but in two different conferences. A rivalry that seems easy to become very familiar with, but not always played every season on the ball field. For West Deptford and Deptford, it was a treat for these two neighboring school to compete against one another and even a bigger treat for the Spartans who were the ones coming away with the 6-1 victory. Ryan Sullivan picked up the win for Deptford.
So far this season, the Eagles from West Deptford are amongst the top teams from the Colonial Conference. West Deptford is currently behind Sterling and Haddonfield just a couple of games out of first place. Representing the Tri-County Conference Royal Division, the Spartans from Deptford are in a tough battle for the crown with Gloucester Catholic leading the pack. So today’s meeting would be the long awaited game that would serve as bragging rights of who’s the better team in Deptford township.
The Spartans were looking to rebound from a tough loss to Clearview where the offense was unable to score a run in that game. No team likes to be shut out and Deptford was looking to end that streak. During the fourth inning, the Spartans scored four runs during the inning to take a 4-0 lead. Tom Beese come through with a bases loaded hit to end the scoring drought. Deptford was able to put two more runs on the scoreboard giving Sullivan enough runs to pick up the victory.
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