Ducks starter, Ben Sorosky (W, 1-0) struck out five, and allowed one unearned run over four innings and DJ Dover went 2-for-3 with a HBP, three-run home run, and a game ending two-run single to lead the Ducks (2-1) to an 11-1 route over the Carrick Express.
Carrick jumped out to an early lead, scoring an unearned run in the first, on a walk, an error and a single.
South Oakland sent nine batters to the plate in the bottom of the first, and took a 3-1 lead. Casale singled and took second on a wild pitch, Gwin singled, Lombardi doubled, Koshzow was hit by a pitch then Carrick turned a home to first double play followed by singles by Strom and Pulice.
the Ducks scored six in the second, Lombardi doubled in Casale, Koshzow was hit by another pitch, Morgan doubled to the wall, and then Dover hit a ball over the left field fence. It wasn’t a cheap home run.
Sorosky got out of a bases loaded, no-out jam in the fourth thanks to a 9-3 double play, turned by Moore and Koshzow, and a strike out to end the threat.
Pat “Doc” DiPaola un-retired and pitched a scoreless fifth, hitting one batter.
Carrick’s third baseman made several solid plays in the field to keep the game from getting even more out of hand.
Eleven Ducks had hits
Pulice: 3 for 3
J. Zuzak: 0-1, SB
Petril: 2-2, R
Koshzow: 3-4, 3 R, 2 HBP
Dover (5), Lombardi, Morgan (2), Gwin, Pulice, Strom
South Oakland’s next game is Sunday, 8:30 PM at John Herb Field, vs. West View