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Matties Service Center Indians held on the defeat the Milford Auto Car Quest Pirates, 5-4, in recent Cal Ripken League Minor Division baseball action.

The Indians pitching was a major factor in the game with Jason Cruz pitching three innings, striking out seven batters and not allowing any runs.

Liam Fedigan came into the game closing out the third inning with a strikeout and continued pitching into the fifth, allowing only one run.

Kian McEnerney closed out the game with two strikeouts in the sixth.

The Indians offense was led by Cruz, who knocked in two runs in the fifth.

Fedigan followed this with another two RBI hit putting the Tribe up 4-1.

Cal Wrigley singled to start the sixth and McEnerney hit a long shot to center field to bat in the run.

Declan Wywoda pitched three great innings for the Pirates, giving up no runs while striking out four batters.

Jake Stash came in to pitch in the fourth and fifth innings and struck out four Indians.

Ronan Smith came in to pitch the final inning, allowing one run while striking out two batters.

Wywoda pulled the Pirates within range to win in the sixth inning with a two-run single.

Sam Smith batting him in for an exciting end to a close game.