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Wake Forest Fungo Weekly Roundup for July 10-16

Written by Joesph Ellsworth

As the season nears an end, Wake Forest FUNGO continues their July authority, going 4-2 this past week.


July 10 (3-8 @ Asheboro Zookeepers)

FUNGO traveled to Asheboro to start the week but struggled in their only matchup against the Zookeepers this season.


FUNGO scored one run in each of the first three innings, with RBIs by Jackson Rutecki and Alex Imposimato.


After scoring three runs in the first inning, the Zookeepers scored another five in the fourth to take a five-run lead.


The FUNGO only managed two hits in the remainder of the game as the Zookeepers outhit Wake Forest 10-5 and took an 8-3 victory.


July 11 (8-3 @ Edenton Steamers)

Wake Forest bounced back the day after their 8-3 loss with an 8-3 victory over the Edenton Steamers on the road. Despite being outhit 7-6, FUNGO still picked up the five-run victory.


FUNGO did a successful job at the plate despite not getting many hits, taking 11 walks.


Rutecki had a two-RBI double in the top of the third and three RBIs. Dawson Smith won the Player of the Game for FUNGO, allowing zero walks and four hits in his 5.1 innings pitched.


July 12 (4-2 vs. Thomasville-High Point Locos)

Wake Forest had a quick two-run start in the first inning with an Anthony Mitta RBI and a Will Hood score off a passed ball.


The Locos managed a run in the second and third inning, but an RBI by Hood in the bottom of the third put FUNGO back on top.


Wake Forest kept the Locos scoreless in the remainder of the game and even put up another run in the sixth to take the 4-2 win.


Despite pitching just one inning, Penn Sealey earned Player of the Game. He threw a 1-2-3 inning and two strikeouts in the frame. He also put up a hit at the plate.


July 13 (6-12 vs. Edenton Steamers)

FUNGO put up a fight against the Steamers, taking an early four-run lead, but with five runs in the fifth and seven between the eighth and ninth inning, the Steamers pulled away with the revenge victory.


The two teams combined for 21 hits and 18 runs in the high-scoring affair.


Four FUNGO players came away with two hits each: Hunter Stone, Tommy Martinez, Mitta and Nick Badgett, who had a solo homer in the first inning.


July 15 (16-2 @ Wilmington Sharks)

Following their tough 12-6 loss to the Steamers, FUNGO had a formidable bounce-back, picking up a 14-run victory in their second matchup of the season against the Sharks.


FUNGO took a commanding lead early, scoring eight runs in the second, and had two four-run innings coming in the fifth and seventh.


Several FUNGO batters saw great performances at the plate. Imposimato led the games in hits with four while putting up an RBI and a run. Badgett made the most of his at-bats, getting two hits and a walk on his three chances at the plate, and earned two runs and an RBI.


Martinez had arguably the best day at the plate, with two hits, a walk, a run and a game-leading three RBIs. This earned him Player of the Game.


The FUNGO batters were a problem to each pitcher who took on the task at the mound, with all five pitchers for the Sharks allowing two or more runs each despite pitching as little as 17 pitches.


July 16 (4-3 @ Clayton Clovers)

FUNGO ended the week with a low-scoring 4-3 victory over the Clovers. The Clovers were able to respond to each run from FUNGO with a run of their own but could only answer FUNGO’s two-run sixth inning with a single run, falling a run short as the game came to an end after seven.


The Clovers were held to just five hits in the game, with Co-Player of the Game Josh Plisko leading the charge on the mound, allowing just four hits and two runs in four innings pitched while throwing six strikeouts.


Mitta also won Co-Player of the Game with two hits on his four at-bats for two RBIs and a run. His go-ahead in the sixth ended up being crucial for a FUNGO victory.

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