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Swamp Donkeys win third North Wake championship

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WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s adult men’s baseball team, the Swamp Donkeys, scored six runs in the second inning on their way to a 6-0 victory over the Blue Jays to win the North Wake Men’s Baseball League title at Flaherty Park on Sunday.

This is the third league championship for the Swamp Donkeys in the past four years after making it to the title game all four years. Wake Forest defeated the Blue Jays in the three-game series.

Swamp Donkeys got things started in the second inning. Swamp Donkeys scored two runs when Swamp Donkeys’ captain, Rob Woyicki, ripped a single to left with bases loaded. The Donkeys onslaught ended after six runs were put on the board. Ken Glanville, Tyler Owen, and Rock Faison each had RBIs in the frame.

Dan Thomson led the Swamp Donkeys to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He pitched a complete game shutout allowing seven hits and zero runs while striking out seven and walking one. The other half of the winning battery, Karl Zellman, was masterful behind the plate. Zellman caught the entire game and did not allow a stolen base.

Swamp Donkeys tallied 10 hits on the day. Owen, Glanville and Jordan Choiniere each had multiple hits for the Swamp Donkeys. Chounere, Glanville, and Owen each collected two hits to lead Swamp Donkeys.

As the 2019 season concludes, several individual Donkeys will be playing post-season baseball in Florida and Arizona. Woyicki and Glanville will be heading west while Dan Thomson will represent the Donkeys in the Fall Classic in Florida.