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High School Baseball:
Early Run Support Enough For Washington Township

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

By Stu Franklin
SJSports Special Correspondent

The Minutemen from Washington Township were enjoying a great start to their baseball season and you could see the players were enjoying every moment. In a non-league game against playing at Washington Township, the Quakers from Moorestown were trying to come away with the road win. Both of these teams had not loss a game yet so far, but it would be the Minutemen who exploded for five runs during their bottom half of the first inning that gave starting pitcher Nate Young an early lead. Moorestown would score a couple of late runs, but Washington Township would pick up their fifth win of the season with their 6-4 victory.

The game started out with Moorestown unable to get anything started during their first at bat. When the Minutemen stepped up to the plate, they took full advantage of their opportunities. Starting pitcher Joey O’Malley had recorded the first two outs of the inning before the Minutemen began their rally. With the bases load and a couple of key hits, Washington Township had scored five runs. From that point on, O’Malley would put that inning behind him and struck out nine batters. Moorestown would score twice in the third inning to bring the score to 5-2. Later on and trailing 6-2, the Quakers would try to mount a rally but came up short during their last at bat. Washington Township would end Moorestown two game winning streak to start the season and were able to extend their season beginning streak at five games.

Photos by Mark Fletcher