South Oakland won its third straight game, defeating the Bauerstown Grizzlies (1-4) by a score of 7-3 in Munhall Wednesday night.
South Oakland lead 3-1 going into the bottom of the fourth when Mike Brandt doubled to the gap and later scored on a ground out by Maldonado.
The Ducks added another run in the fifth on Pulice’s team leading 8th RBI on a single to right to make the score 5-1.
Bauerstown clawed back into the game with a three-run sixth, but the Ducks answered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning on singles by J. Zuzak, Petril, Maldonado and Gwin.
Randy Patton (W, 2-2) pitched five strong innings, and Chris Heisler finished out the game with a two inning save. The duo scattered nine hits on the night.
Mark Lombardi went 3-3 with 2 Runs scored.
Ben Gwin recorded the 300th hit of his Ducks career, an RBI single to right in the sixth inning.
South Oakland turned a 1-5-6 double play after a botched bunt attempt in the second.
We were the beneficiaries of a couple close plays in the field. Our 7-10 hitters went a combined: 4-10, 2B, 2 BB, RE, 2 SB, 4R
The Ducks next play Tuesday night at Herschel Park vs. the Devils.