Week 8: Grays Handle Goats, Phils Shock 'Topes, Plugs & Wonders Postponed
John "Troop" Waitekus waits for the pitch against the Dorian Grays Thursday night at Anniversary Field.
The Wonders and Plug Uglies were rained out Wednesday evening at Herlihy. The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 27th at Herlihy Park.
WP: Rick Fleurent
LP: Tom Conway
Two days removed from the summer solstice, the Grays and Goats battled deep into the evening in an extra-inning affair; the Grays walking away with the 6-4 win after nine in a game that featured solid pitching from starters Rick Fleurent and Eddie Esposito as well as Goats reliever, Tom Conway.
The Dorian Grays jumped out to a quick lead in the first when Tim Sigda scored on a delayed double steal. The Grays would add two more in the top of the second before the Goats responded with a pair of runs of their own in the bottom of the inning.
The Grays would add an insurance run in the 4th and the score would remain 4-2 through five and a half.
The Goats took advantage of three singles and a costly throwing error to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth.
Pitching from both sides remained strong, but a one-out hit batsman and a costly Goats error set the stage for hero of the game, Don Edwards in the top of the ninth. Edwards smashed a ringing two-run single that gave the Grays a 6-4 lead, their 4th consecutive win, and sole possession of first place in the standings.
Game photos courtesy of Patrick Johnson
Game photos courtesy of Stu Clark
WP: Ken Sloat
LP: Steve Ostrowski
Efficient pitching and some timely hitting resulted in a hard fought 5-3 victory for the Phillies.
Ken Sloat worked an effective 6 innings, throwing only 51 pitches, to earn the win and Colin Hosley held the Topes scoreless in the 7th to pick up the save. Hosley also contributed with the bat, hitting a long RBI double in the 5th inning.
The top 6 in the Phillies order did all the heavy lifting on offense, with Jon Ross, Paul Kaplan, Andy Klepacki, Paul Griswold and Ron Totten all picking up hits.
Ed Cauley led the Isotopes offense, going 3-3 with a double and two runs scored.