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Week 4: Wonders Hold Off Phils, 'Topes Shut Down Grays, Goats Dominate Plugs

Fainting Goats outfielder, Jim McLaren singles against the Plug Uglies Thursday night at School Street Park.

Wonders 8

Phillies 7

WP: Chris Ciepela

LP: J.R. Ross

A beautiful night for baseball at Herlihy Park on Wednesday; the Wonders built a big lead early and hung on to survive a couple of late-inning rallies by the Phillies for their third victory of the season.

The Wonders led 8-3 through five innings, but a relentless Phils attack answered with 4 runs in the final two innings to make the game a nail biter.

Wonders starter, Chris Ciepela went the distance, allowing 7 runs on 14 hits.

Jim Healy went 2-2 with a double and a walk, and Scott Taylor had a 3-3 night to lead the Wonders offense.

Game photos courtesy of Stu Clark

Dorian Grays 0

Isotopes 5

WP: Gary Webber

LP: Chris Bernacki

Gary Webber turned in another dominating performance Thursday night, limiting a potent Grays offense to just two hits through 7 innings, leading the red-hot Isotopes to their fourth victory.

Lundy "Deuce" Bancroft had 2 hits, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases, and scored 2 runs to lead the Isotopes offense, while Scott Keldun contributed 3 hits and 2 RBI.

Fainting Goats 10

Plug Uglies 2

WP: Eddie Esposito

LP: Greg Elbaum

The Fainting GOATs* combined excellent pitching, steady defense, and timely hitting to muscle past the Plug Uglies Thursday night at School Street Park.

The GOATs* jumped out to a 2 run lead in the second inning off Plugs' starter, Greg Elbaum, and never looked back, en route to a 10-2 victory.

The Plugs scored a pair of runs in the 6th to make it 6-2, but the GOATs* answered with 4 runs of their own in the 7th to seal the "W".

Eddie Esposito, Pres Pieraccini, Todd "Fast Guy" Neumann, and Tom Conway combined to hold the Uglies to 7 hits.

Conway, seemingly in the middle of the action all night long, went 3-3 and made several stellar plays at shortstop.

*In keeping with custom, the Goats are referred to as the GOATs after wins.

Game photos courtesy of Stu Clark

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