Randy Patton (W, 1-1) pitched six strong innings, and Tom Pulice added three hits to lead the Ducks past West View.
The Wolfpack (1-1) scored two in the bottom of the first, but were held mostly in check the rest of the game while South Oakland (3-1) scored two in the fourth, three in the fifth, and one in the seventh off several different West View pitchers.
Ducks shortstop DJ Dover made a nice play to let a soft liner drop in front of him to turn a double play early in the game.
There was only a minor dust up when accusations of runner interference or something were made and shouting ensued, but never really escalated. Par for the course. The ump was telling me this happens all the time with that team
Doc pitched a scoreless seventh for his first save of the year.
West View pitchers recorded 14 Ks. They will be tough this season.
South Oakland of the North Side has won three straight on the season, and two straight vs. West View, dating back to last year’s playoff win.
Stats of Note:
Pulice: 3-4, 2RBI
Morgan: 1-1, 3BB, R
Patton: W, 6IP, 2ER, 6K, 1BB
Koshzow: 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, CS
South Oakland’s next game is Wed, 9PM at home against the Devils.