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Indians Rally to Edge Undefeated Egg Harbor


Written by: Steve Fallon
Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The Medford Indians 12u travel team demonstrated tremendous grit and determination Sunday as the rallied to defeat previously unbeaten Egg Harbor Township 8-6 in the Moorestown Tournament.

After falling behind 2-0 the Indians seized the momentum when Jarret slammed the first pitch of the second inning 215 feet over the centerfield fence.

The Indians pitchers meanwhile rose to the occassion as Pete and Keaton combined for three scoreless innings including working out of a bases loaded one out jam in the third. The two combined for 5 Ks.

The Indians threatned in the 3rd as Scott singled and Conor walked but the threat ended when Kyle was robbed on a fine defensive play by the EHT third baseman.

Trailing 2-1 in the home 4th the Indians rallied as Sean L singled and Jarret walked. After two were retired Tyler delivered a clutch single tying the game at 2-2. Keaton followed with a single scoring Jarret with the go-ahead run.

The lead was short lived however as EHT stormed back with 4 runs in the 5th, 3 on a home run by the big left handed outfielder Marquez.

A team without heart may have folded on a hot humid day, but the Indians led by their inspirational catcher Tommy M,got up off the deck in a big way with yet another two-out rally.

Sean G and Kyle singled and Steven delivered a two out single scoring a run. Jarret followed with a game tying single. Pete singled in the go ahead run and Tyler followed with a run scoring double off the wall in left field.

With an 8-6 lead Steven was called on to pitch the final frame and dispatched Egg Harbor behind some strong fielding by Tyler at third and a strike out to end the game.

An exciting win for the Indians who collected 13 hits on the day and twice rallied. Offensive stars included Jarret (2/2 3R 2RBI),Tyler (2/3 2B 2RBI) and Pete (2/2 1R 1RBI).

The game ball was awarded to Tommy M for his demonstration of courage and dedication to the team as he finished Friday's game and played an entire game Saturday with a broken finger.

Congratulations Indians.

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