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Florence continues its dominance of Wild Things

| Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005

Ryan McGraw and Pat O'Brien each hit home runs, but the Washington Wild Things still lost to the Florence Freedom, 7-3, on Wednesday night at Champion Window Field in Florence, Ky.

The Wild Things (61-29) are still within one game of tying the Frontier League record for season victories. The loss marked the first time Washington has lost consecutive games since Aug. 10 and 11 at Chillicothe. It is also the seventh time the Freedom have knocked off the Wild Things this season.

Greg Stone, Joe Holland and Trevor Hall each had home runs for Florence. Holland and Hall's home runs were both two-run shots in a six-run third inning. Hall now has 77 RBI on the season, good for fourth in the league. As a team, Florence collected 14 hits.

The Wild Things, Frontier League leaders in team batting average, were held to eight hits. They also committed two errors on defense.

Washington now leads Chillicothe by 8 1/2 games in the Eastern Division. Florence (47-43) is 13 games behind, in a third-place tie with the Evansville Otters.

The two teams resume their three-game series at 7:05 tonight.

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