Tuesday, May 11, 2004
By Jason Brown
The pairings for the upcoming area group playoffs have been decided and Holy Cross looks to have a clear path to finish their season undefeated. Of course the remainder of their regular season scheduled games still has to be played, but the well balance staff should have a winning feeling attitude to settle for nothing less than continuing to play smart baseball...the rest will come later. Cinnaminson was the Lancers next big test to see if they could defeat the top team from the Patriot Division. Holy Cross took advantage of the opportunities presented to them that allowed the Lancers to pick up their sixteenth win in a row. Holy Cross won the game by a 4-0 margin.
This interdivision Burlington County baseball competition gave many a chance to witness two successful programs dueling it out on the diamond. Starting pitcher John Meadus got his chance to extend his personal record against Eric Gertie, who also has been very success on the mound this year. Cinnaminson started the season out winning their first 9 games to head of Delran in the standings. The Lancers has a comfortable lead ahead of Rancocas Valley in the Liberty Division.
Holy Cross picked up two runs in the second inning by taking advantage of a few mistakes by the defense. Gertie was in control of his game on the mound, but the Lancers came through with the necessary execution to produce the runs. During the bottom of the fourth inning, a two run homer by Ron Krankowski doubled their score and that was more than enough runs for Meadus. The Lancers’ starting pitcher finished the game striking out 8 batters.
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