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Week 6: Grays & Goats Claim Victories; Wonders & Topes Rained Out


Marin Goldstein connects against the Plug Uglies


Dorian Grays 10

Plug Uglies 2

WP: Chris Bernacki

LP: Greg Elbaum


TNB baseball returned to Herlihy Field in Whatley as the Plug Uglies hosted the Grays. Unlike their meeting on Opening Day, which was a hard fought victory for the Plugs, it was all Grays, all night.


In the top of the first the Grays quickly put three runs on the board against Uglies starter Greg “G-Bomb” Elbaum. Ken “Papi” Hartwright reached on an error, Tim “Zig” Sigda singled, and Jay “Supe“ Sadowski knocked in both base runners. Steve Powers reached on an error and Sadowski scored. The Uglies scored in the bottom of the first when Jeff Whitehead knocked in Matt Boulanger. After one it was Grays 3, Plug Uglies 1.


The Grays put two more on the board in the 4th when Sigda singled, moved to 2nd on a passed ball, and scored when Sadowski reached on an E-6. Supe scored on a single by John Malikowski and it was Grays 5, Uglies 1 after three.


The Grays kept chipping away with a run in the 4th, and broke the game open in the 5th with five straight hits that yielded four more runs. After RBI shots from Hartwright, Sigda, Sadowski and Malikowski it was Grays 9, Uglies 1.


Grays bats may have made the headlines, but Chris “Nacho” Bernacki cruised on the mound to pitch a gem, striking out 2, giving up 1 earned run in six innings of work and quieting the Ugly bats all night.


When the dust settled the Grays and their new classic uniforms earned their first win of the season. Final score: Grays 10, Plugs Uglies 2.


Jay Sadowski and Tim Sigda paced the Grays' offense, each going 4-4. Dave Rist, Ken Hartwright, and Marin Goldstein contributed extra base hits, and Mitch Gaslin recorded a key RBI. Ugly players of the game: Matt Boulanger (2-2, 2 R, 1 SB), Morris “Mo” Partee (1 IP, 1 H, 1K)


Game photos courtesy of Jeff Whitehead



Phillies 1

Fainting Goats 5

WP: Tom Conway

LP: Ken Sloat


In a thrilling game, the Goats set the tone early, seizing the lead in the first inning with a clutch RBI single by Jeff Berniske. The Phillies quickly countered in the top of the second inning, leveling the score at 1-1 thanks to an RBI from Steve Malichite, who managed to bring a runner home and keep the game tight.


The momentum shifted dramatically in the bottom of the second inning when the Goats' offense exploded. They strung together six hits in a formidable display, resulting in four runs. Tom Salvini was the hero of the inning, smashing a bases-loaded double that cleared the bases and gave the Goats a comfortable cushion. Pres Pieraccini and Mike Martindell also contributed with RBIs, pushing the score to 5-1 in favor of the Goats.


The rest of the game was dominated by outstanding pitching. Tom Conway was in top form, delivering his second complete game victory in a row. He was nearly untouchable, scattering just five hits over nine innings and keeping the Phillies off the scoreboard after the second inning. Conway's performance was a masterclass in pitching, showcasing his ability to maintain composure and control throughout the game.


Colin Hosley provided solid relief for the Phillies, pitching two scoreless innings and striking out four, but the Goats' timely hitting in the early innings and stellar pitching throughout the game proved to be the winning formula.



Isotopes

Wonders

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The Isotopes and Wonders were rained out Thursday night at School Street Park. The game will be rescheduled at a later date.


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