South Oakland of the North Side defeated expansion Wexford 8-3, behind another strong outing from starting pitcher Randy Patton (W, 3-1). Patton pitched five solid innings, recording seven strikeouts, before giving way to Zuzack in the sixth. Zuzack pitched two shutout innings, striking out the last five Sorcerers he faced.
The Ducks sent nine men to the plate in the first inning, jumping out to a 5-0 lead. highlighted by a Joe Graff hbp before Matt Swetz collected his first RBI of the season with a line drive up the middle, and Sorosky drove in the ducks fifth run on a blistering ground ball to the right side.
South Oakland scored three more in the third on a Lombardi triple that drove in two runs, followed by a throwing error on a double steal that allowed him to score from third.
Despite trailing 8-0, the Sorcerers had some tricks up their sleeves as they conjured up two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth. But ultimately, they ran out of magic, falling to the Ducks in their inaugural NABA game.
Another big win without several starters
We are old
Wexford will win some games this year, and they have the best uniforms in the league
South Oakland next plays on Wednesday night, 9PM at Springview Field vs. Pittsburgh D2.