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Three games to watch in softball this week

Posted by Justin Rice  May 5, 2013 12:15 PM

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O’Bryant at Madison Park, 4 p.m. Tuesday

This could be a hotly contested game even though this is a down year for Madison Park, which is still searching for its first victory of the season, and it is strong year for O’Bryant, which had a good showing in a loss to East Boston last Thursday.

Madison Park will come to play against its next door neighbors and nothing would be sweeter than to get that first taste of victory this season against the Tigers.

Fenway at South Boston, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday

Don’t look now but the once underachieving Fenway Panthers are on a three-game win streak after starting the season 0-4.

In fact, the Panthers did not just start the season 0-4, their closest margin of defeat was a two-run loss to Boston English. The other three losses were by an average of 15 runs.

But then the Panthers beat Brighton 18-10, New Mission 11-3 and Snowden 19-5.
South Boston on the other hand is looking break a two-game losing streak.

Burke at New Mission, 3:30 p.m. Friday

With the league’s top hitter Rene Pierre on its side, Burke is just about the hottest team in the league these days.

But if anyone can snap the Bulldog’s five-game win streak it’s New Mission. Especially since the toughest competition Burke has faced during its win streak was during a 13-11 victory against West Roxbury.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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