BY ED WRIGHT
April 30, 2010, 9:45 p.m.
There was some smokin' hot aluminum being swung at the Plymouth High School varsity baseball complex Friday afternoon.
The most proficient swingers were wearing white uniforms with an olde English "P" on the front.
Plymouth stroked 15 hits to knock off visiting Dearborn Heights Crestwood, 22-12, in a non-conference clash that threatened to short circuit the Wildcats' scoreboard.
"The guys really hit well today," said Plymouth coach Bryan Boyd, whose team improved to 7-8. "There are some things we have to clean up pitching-wise, but any time your team gets 15 hits in five innings, you have to be happy."
The Wildcats scored a touchdown in the first inning after the Chargers posted a field goal.
Crestwood cut its deficit to 7-5 with a pair of runs in the second, but the Wildcats took control for good when they pushed across three runs in the second and seven more in the third to seize a 17-7 lead.
The Chargers scrapped to within 17-12 with a five-run fifth, but Plymouth capped the five-inning mercy-rule game by scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Plymouth outhit Crestwood 15-12. Both teams committed three errors.
Andy Dodge improved to 2-1 with the win. Dodge gave up five earned runs and eight hits while striking out three in three innings. Harrison Michels pitched 1.2 and Erik Lee was called in to get the final out.
Mike Nadratowski continued his torrid hitting, going 3-for-3 with a home run, triple and two walks. Nadratowski scored four runs.
Ben Wohl registered two hits, two runs and four RBI, while Chase Zebari went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI.
Jimmy May and Matt Priebe each scored three runs.
pitcher Andy Dodge picked up his second win of the season. (photo by Ed