||Reds 15, Ventnor 5
||August 29, 2004
|The Collingswood Reds spotted the Ventnor Dodgers a 5-1 lead after two-and-one
half innings, then roared back with five runs in the bottom of the third to take a 6-5 lead en
route to a 15-5 opening victory in the best-of-three Quarter Final series. Key hits by Ray
Rose and Mark Kraus sparked the rally. Kraus finished 4-6 with six RBI. Also contributing on
offense were Bob McGeehan (3-5, 4 runs) and Darin D'Andrea (4-5, 3 RBI). John Biasi's three-run
homer in the seventh closed the door on the pesky Dodgers. George Lovett shook off a rocky
start to throw seven innings in earning the win (10 K, 1 BB). Game Two (and Three if necessary) is
scheduled at Haddon Twp. on Sunday, September 12.
||Reds 11, Ventnor 3
||September 12, 2004
|The Reds advanced to the South Semi-Finals by sweeping the Ventnor Dodgers
with an 11-3 win on Sunday. Mark Kraus homered for the second straight week to lead the offense.
Kraus also logged four innings (4 IP, 4 H, 4 K) to earn a save in relief of Brad Zerbe.
Zerbe picked up his first career playoff win with five solid innings of his own (5 H, 2 ER, 4 K). Pete DiLorenzo
doubled, tripled, and drove in three runs. The win sets up a meeting with divisional rival
Moorestown, the top seed in the South. The scheduled doubleheader is set to begin at 9AM in Moorestown.
||Wolfpack 11, Reds 10 (Gm1)
Reds 12, Wolfpack 11, 10 inn. (Gm2)
|September 19, 2004
|The Reds rebounded from a first game loss by edging the Moorestown Wolfpack
12-11 in 10 innings to force a Game Three this Sunday. The win capped off a spirited day of
USOTB baseball which saw the two teams combine for 44 runs and 56 hits in the doubleheader. George
Lovett came up big in Game Two by throwing all 10 innings, striking out 17 in the process. A Ray
Rose fielder's choice with the infield drawn in and runners at second and third plated the game
winner. Bob McGeehan (4-6, HR), Pete DiLorenzo (4-6, 2B, 3B), and Rose (3-5) all turned in big second
games for the Reds. Game One proved to be just as exciting, as five runs in the top of the ninth pulled
the Reds within one, but they could not push the tying run across. Mark Kraus went 3-4, homering
for the third straight game. The winner of Sunday's game meets the Point/Margate winner for the