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High School Baseball:
Holy Cross Breaks Open Game With Homers

Tuesday, April 13, 1999

By Vincent Lewis
SJSports Staff Writer

In a Burlington County League baseball game played at Moorestown High School, both Holy Cross and Moorestown were just glad that it wasn't raining during their game. During the early season, cloudy skies and rain has been a factor for most of the South Jersey competition. On this day, Holy Cross not only heated up the skies and brought sunny weather, but also saw 4 homeruns clear the fence to break open a close game. The Lancers (3-1) defeated Moorestown (4-2) handily 17-3.

The game started out as cold as the chilly skies. Both starting pitchers gave up first inning runs. Holy Cross scored 2 runs off of Jim Lernam, while the Quakers captured the lead with 3 runs on starting pitcher Justin Knoff. But at their next time at bat, both teams were not done scoring runs. Holy Cross regained the lead with 2 more runs to take a one run lead. The theme continued with runs scoring early when the Quakers tied the game in the bottom of the inning.

After a scoreless third inning, first year coach Dan Dockery's Lancers put up too many runs for Moorestown to recover. Larry Abele make due on many runs batted in opportunities by knocking in 10 runs. Knoff settled down behind his defense and pitched an excellent game to go onto the victory.

Holy Cross had homeruns from Abele, Tim Beckendorf, Rob Kassekent and Anthony Koehl. Moorestown's Mike Rhoads added a homerun and a double.

Photos by Art Redd

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