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West Deptford's Brownell Smacks Two Homers

Monday, April 4, 2005

By Jason Brown
SJSports Special Correspondent

It's always nice to know that when it counts, all nine players on the field can depend on one another to come away with the win. Each game a different person or persons come up big with that key hit to propels the past their opponent. At the start of a game played at West Deptford, Audubon and the host Eagles were both successful scoring runs early. With Audubon holding onto a one run lead, Jake Brownell’s three run home run during the bottom of the fifth inning highlighted a six run inning to take the lead for good. West Deptford picked up the 15-7 victory in a Colonial Conference competition.

Anytime Mother Nature provides enough sunshine during the day, you can be sure there’s excitement on a baseball field somewhere in the area. That excitement is doubled when it is the opening day of your team’s baseball season. West Deptford was beginning another quest to defend their conference title. The bats were alive for both teams in this game but it would be clutch hitting by West Deptford that put away this game in the late innings.

After Audubon scored twice to start this game out, West Deptford matched those two runs during their bottom half of the inning. That was only the beginning of a game that witnessed the offense having the ability to produce runs in this game. Audubon would regain the lead 3-2 in the third and regain it again in the fifth inning 6-5. West Deptford would not quit as they would score 10 runs during the last two innings to shut the door on the Green Wave. During the game, Brownell hit two home runs and Frank Mullin added a round tripper for himself. Justin Hilt would pick up the victory in relief for West Deptford.

Photos by Mark Fletcher

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