ED SOX OUTLSUGGED

MEDFORD (EP)     The Ed Sox were outslugged 18 to 9 by undefeated Team Indy at Medford's Tufts Field. The loss dropped the Ed Sox record to 2 and 2, and marked the first time since last season that the Ed Sox lost two straight.

The Ed Sox got contributions up and down the line up, with Mary Ellen Mullany, Hannah Sarnow, Teresa Wu and skipper Ed Mason all scoring runs. "Dancing" Arnold Salvati singled and scored twice, and worked in and out of jams in his first start of the season.

"Everyone chipped in, but it wasn't enough against this mighty juggernaut called Individuals Team Number One," said Mason. "They could have taken the '27 Yankees. And I don't mean that cause they're all dead, though it helps."

Team Indy put up four runs in the first inning and eight in the second inning to take a commanding lead. But the Ed Sox roared back in the bottom of the second, scoring eight times. Mason, Molly Frey, Salvati, Sarnow, Farrell and Wu also scored that inning.

The Ed Sox threatened again in the fourth, but could only score once after loading the bases.

Salvati, and later Frey in relief, faced a withering offensive attack of singles and doubles from Indy. Fine defense and hustle from infielder Ted Young, center fielder Brad Zollner, and second baseman Sarnow couldn't keep Indy from at least three runs an inning.

The Ed Sox have a bye week ahead, but return to action Oct. 5 against the Green Monsters at Smith Field in Brighton.