Brian Strom went 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI, and Randy Patton mowed through five innings to lead the South Oakland Ducks of the North Side (10-5-1) past the Express (7-8) last night in Carrick.
After the Ducks went down in order to start the first, the Express took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the inning.
In the top of the second, Brian Strom hit a bases loaded double followed by Jon Moore’s RBI ground out to take a 3-1 lead.
The Ducks added a run in the fourth when Chuck Zuzak beat out a double play ball for an RBI fielder’s choice.
In the fifth, the Ducks broke it open. Casale singled and scored on Gwin’s double to right. Lombardi walked, Morgan beat out an infield single, before Pulice hit a scorcher that some guy threw away, plating two more runs.
7-1 Ducks after five.
South Oakland added a run in the sixth off Sorosky’s RBI fielder’s choice, and another run in the seventh when Lombardi doubled home Dover.
Then their pitcher appeared to throw at Lonnie for some reason. If this was 2009, it probably would have resulted in a shit show.
Chuck Zuzak pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh innings, striking out 3 batters.
We haven’t lost two in a row this season
Big team win after dropping last week’s game vs. last place Cranberry. Everyone contributed. We beat a great pitcher.
Bloomfield residents Strom, Gwin and Moore went a combined 7-for-10 with two doubles and four RBI
Other stats of note:
Lombardi: 3-3, BB, 2B, RBI, 3R
Mike Brandt: 0-0, HBP
Lonnie Petril: 0-1, HBP
The Ducks next game is Wednesday, at Spring Hill vs. Bauerstown. Time tbd, in case we finish the suspended game first.