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MATT BERGER THROWS a pitch in the Bulldogs’ Section IX Class B quarterfinal game versus Highland.

Sullivan West
Has Good Season

By Rob Potter
LAKE HUNTINGTON — July 1, 2005 – Overall Record: 12-9

Division Record: 6-3 OCIAA Division IV

Top Players: The Bulldogs had a team batting average of .310 this season and six players hit better than .300. Leading the way was senior shortstop Joe Meyer, who posted a .403 batting average. Sophomore catcher Garrett Owen had the Bulldogs’ second-highest average with a .384.
The other Bulldogs to bat over .300 were senior first baseman/pitcher/outfielder Matt Berger (.368), junior first baseman/third baseman/designated hitter Lloyd Shaffer (.316), junior outfielder Chris Franke (.322) and senior designated hitter/outfielder Steve Musso (.317).
Berger led SW in home runs (six) and RBIs (22) this spring. He also posted a 4-2 record on the mound and had a 3.57 ERA.
Other Bulldog hurlers this season included freshman Jim Moloney, was 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA, and junior Will O’Brien, who had a 3-3 record and a 2.27 ERA.

Season Highlight(s): “Being able to coach such a great group of kids,” Coach Kurt Scheibe Jr. said. “They were a pleasure to coach. They worked hard all season long.
“Another highlight was our third game against [John S.] Burke [Catholic High School],” Scheibe said of the April contest between the Bulldogs and Eagles. “We beat them 19 to 8 at their place, which is known as the ‘Homer Dome.’”

Season Lowlight(s): “We lost three one-run games this season,” Scheibe said.
He also noted that the Bulldogs’ loss to Burke in the first game of the season between the two squads was a tough defeat.
“I would have loved to have the chance to play them again later in the season,” Scheibe said of the Eagles. “I think the outcome would have been different.”

Other: The Bulldogs will lose five seniors to graduation – Berger, John Glassel, Meyer, Musso and Justin Polizzi.
“I thank my assistant coaches Bill Nordenhold and Tom Palmer for all of their help this season,” Scheibe commented.

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