Tuesday, May 25, 2004
By Jerome Michaels
It's a very interesting fact that was noticed when teams from the South Jersey Group 1 bracket compete for the title. For the past three seasons, the number one seeded team has been able to maintain the top seed and be claimed as the area's group winner. This year, the Lions from Gloucester have had the privilege of hosting every game as the number one seed and that continued with the hosting of the fourth seeded Warriors from New Egypt. Gloucester used a five run fifth inning to move into the finals with a 6-1 victory. The Lions will be looking to win the title as they will try again to defeat Pennsville for the second season in a row.
That number one seed has had its advantages for the past three seasons. Last year, the Lions fell victim to Pennsville by a considerable margin. For the Eagles from Pennsville, this is their third time making it to the finals but the first time they enter it without the top seeded recognition. That honor belongs to Gloucester this year.
The Warriors lead this game when they scored during their top half of the third inning. Gloucester would tie the game in the next inning and finally broke the game open in the fifth. Gary Bobo delivered a two run single and Adam Tussey highlighted the inning with a three run homerun to break the one all tie. Andrew Myers picked up the win for Gloucester.
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