High School Baseball:
Tuesday, April 14, 1998
By Art Redd
It was another example of being patient and not losing their cool for Moorestown High School. After striking first blood in the first inning with two runs, the Quakers broke a 2-2 tie with 7 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat Delran 9-2. Rocky Petrone came into the game in the third inning for Mike Rhoads and got the win for Moorestown. Petrone's second win of the season was supported by the defense and Rhoads' second homer of the year.
Delran would tie the game in the second inning on Jeff Crossley's clutch single and an error. Starting pitcher Mike Rhoads had two outs recorded but Delran (3-3) put together a couple of singles to tie the score. Delran would put together a threat in the next inning off Rhoads. That's when coach Bill Donoghue made a call to his bullpen for Rocky Petrone. Moorestown would get out of the inning with no runs scored.
In the bottom of the fifth, Moorestown started the inning off by captializing on Delran's mistakes. After the inning was over, Rhoads would cap a 7 run inning with a homerun and John Shields would come through with a 2 run double. Moorestown's victory brought them to a 4-1 record in the Burlington County Liberty Divisional game.
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