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Lady Eagles Late Rally Falls Short Against Seneca

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

By Joyce Sagerty
SJSports Special Correspondent

For six complete innings, starting pitcher Susan Jackman relied on her pitching, team defense and Seneca's offense in order to keep the Lady Eagles from Paul VI from scoring any runs. Lately, the Eagles have gained the reputation of never giving up in a game and making every game a close one. Seneca would slowly build a four run lead heading into the top of the seventh inning. Adding one more run and now with a five run lead, Seneca would watch Paul VI rally back scoring four runs. That insurance run during the top half of the seventh inning proved to be the difference as Seneca would go on and pick up their 5-4 victory.

Paul VI has been in five consecutive one run games that could have gone in their favor. Their last game would be a 1-0 victory over Bishop Eustace where Danielle Schafhauser picked up the win on the mound. Schafhauser would be back as the starting pitcher again for Paul VI looking to put together a winning streak. Both Seneca and Paul VI represented the Olympic Conference National Division and both would be chasing Camden Catholic in the standings.

Seneca jumped out to an early 1-0 lead and that would be the only run scored through three full innings. The Golden Eagles would add onto their total during the top of the fourth inning when Joanna Radomicki belted a two run homer to build their lead to 3-0. With Paul VI down by five runs, they would make use of their last time at bat but a four run rally would come up one run short.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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