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High School Baseball:
Eastern Get Back on Winning Track

Friday, May 6, 2005

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

It’s never easy to go a complete season without losing a single game, but when that rare occasion does occur that team should be highly rewarded with recognition of a job well done. Eastern’s baseball team had the staff and the players with the potential of going undefeated but loss their first game of the season to Cherokee two days ago. That loss was not a good sign for Bishop Eustace as Eastern would get that winning feeling flowing through the entire team. Pat Monaghan started the game on the mound for the Vikings and knocked in two runs with a triple to help Eastern pull away from their opponent. Eastern posted a 9-2 decision in an inter-Olympic Conference game.

Bishop Eustace was playing their fourth game with week and looking to extend their winning streak to four games. With wins over Pennsauken Tech, Cherry Hill East and Timber Creek, it would be an opportunity to prove that would win a game against another good pitching staff. The Crusaders would score a run in the first and third inning against Monaghan, but Eastern would also be successful early on against Matt Grabowski. The Vikings would hold a 3-2 advantage heading into the bottom of the third winning. Two runs during that inning and four more in the fifth inning gave Eastern the victory to start off another winning streak.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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