WHS BASEBALL: Wildcats Win In Extra Innings Behind Gracia’s Stellar Performance

WILMINGTON, MA — In their most dramatic game of the season thus far, the WHS Varsity Baseball team defeated Stoneham, 3-1, in 10 innings, on Friday, April 28 at Scanlon Field.

Junior starter Dan Gracia was superb, picking up his second win of the season. Gracia gave up just one unearned run on 3 hits over 9 innings.  He recorded 11 strikeouts and just one walk.  Sophomore closer Chris Stokes, making only his second varsity appearance, pitched a 1-2-3 10th inning, striking out 2, for his first career varsity save. Stokes has yet to give up a hit or walk this season.

Wilmington scored first in the second inning.  After Gavin Kelsey doubled and moved to third on an infield single by Riley Zaya, Tom Worob knocked him in with a single.  After Stoneham scored in the third inning on a passed ball, the score remained tied until the tenth inning.  Worob led off with a single and was advanced to second by a Matt Rideout sac bunt.  After a Dave Woods walk, Chris Grecco knocked Worob in with a single.  Jared Aucoin proceeded to knock Woods in with a single of his own.  The Wildcats would take the lead, 3-1, and Stokes would close out the game.  Worob, Rideout, and Aucoin all recorded two hits, while Kelsey, Grecco, Stokes and Zaya had one a piece.

UP NEXT: The Wildcats (5-1) next play Burlington on Monday, May 1 at 3:45pm at Scanlon Field.
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