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WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Swamp Donkeys won their baseball game 8-4 over the Blue Jays at Flaherty Park on Sunday to improve to 7-2-1 overall in the North Wake Men’s Baseball League standings.

The game was tied 4-4 in the bottom of the fifth until Jordan Choiniere singled on the first pitch at-bat, bringing in a Swamp Donkey teammate for the run. After that, Wake Forest chipped away at the scoreboard until they finished the game with four more runs.

The Swamp Donkeys recorded 11 total hits in the game. Chase Barnes, Paul Haynes, and Jordan Choiniere each managed multiple hits for Swamp Donkeys. Barnes went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Swamp Donkeys.

Rob Woyicki started on the mound for the Swamp Donkeys. The team captain allowed eight hits and two earned runs over five innings with four strikeouts. Dan Thomson entered the game to relieve Woyicki at pitcher. Justin Rogers recorded three outs from the mound in the final inning to earn the save for the Swamp Donkeys.

With the win, the Swamp Donkeys are still second in the league behind the Ghost Runners, who recently suffered their first loss of the season to the Durham Beers in a 2-1 defeat July 21 at Flaherty Park.

The Swamp Donkeys have four more games until the end of the regular season. Wake Forest will play the Durham Beers on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Heritage High School.