Thursday, April 28, 2005
By Jerome Michaels
There are those days when a batter stands up at the plate and every pitch looks as if the ball is big as a beach ball. No matter whether the pitch is low and inside or high around the chin, the batter locks in and sends the baseball into open spaces. When Northern Burlington traveled to Moorestown to participate in a Burlington County Liberty Division game, both teams were looking to continue or get back on the winning side of a game. The Moorestown players spent the first two innings sending six players across home plate to jump out to a lead they would never relinquish. Kurt Heim only allowed two hits and completed the game on the mound for the 9-2 victory.
One week ago, these two teams met for the first at Northern Burlington’s home field. In that game, the Quakers scored three more runs than the Greyhounds to pick up the victory. Moorestown would continue to show confidence at the plate especially Sam Weiner. During the first inning, Weiner picked up his first of three doubles in the game and Moorestown jumped out to a four run lead. After the Greyhounds avoided the shutout by scoring a run in the fourth, Paul Cynewski expanded the Quakers advantage during the bottom of the fifth with a two run homer. Matt Krichling would account for one of the two runs scored by Northern Burlington by smacking a solo homerun.