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High School Baseball:
Sixth Inning Explosion Helps Pennsville Defeat Gloucester

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent

This game was a preview of what could happen again in the playoffs. Pennsville and Gloucester met during last year’s group championship game with the Eagles winning by four runs over top seeded Gloucester. Both teams are expected to return to the final game, but there was a regular season standing in their way. Proving that they are better than the team that captured the Tri-County Conference Classic Division title, Pennsville expanded a three run advantage by scoring ten runs in the sixth to pick up the 18-6 victory at Gloucester.

The hits were coming in abundance early and often with Pennsville erasing and early 1-0 deficit by scoring three times during their top half of the second inning. Adam Tussey was in the middle of getting Gloucester back into this game by scoring four of the six runs scored by the Lions. Gloucester would tie this game at three apiece but could not keep up with Pennsville success at the plate. Scoring eight runs over four innings was only the beginning as Kevin O’Brien and Ryan Morris combined with six hits and highlight a 10-run sixth inning to end this game early.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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