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High School Baseball:
Seneca Keeps Perfect Record with Win over Cherokee

Thursday, April 21, 2005

By Jason Brown
SJSports Special Correspondent

The Golden Eagles from Seneca have so far demonstrated what it takes to win games. Good defense, solid pitching and key hitting are three of many aspects of the game that will reward the coaching staff with a team victory. On this day, the Chiefs from Cherokee were the visiting team looking to end Seneca’s ten game winning streak in an Olympic Conference match-up. Starting pitcher Ryan Brecko would pitch a complete game for the Golden Eagles giving up just two run and striking out eight batters. A three run sixth inning finally decided this close game for Seneca as they extended their winning streak with a 6-2 decision.

Every win of the season is important and but a divisional win helps towards a quest for a division title. With two wins over Cherry Hill East and Gloucester Township Tech, Seneca would be in the process of capturing their sixth straight Olympic Conference victory. Brett Starr’s homerun was one of the two runs scored for Cherokee and tied this game at two after three full innings. Seneca would tack on a run in the fourth inning, but it was the sixth inning that finally pushed this close game in the favor of the Golden Eagles. Kevin Carty would highlight the game with a triple, but it would be Brecko’s effort on the mound that was the key to this victory.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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