By Marty Simpkins
WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s adult men’s baseball team, the Swamp Donkeys, are now 4-0 in the North Wake Men’s Baseball League.
They are the only unbeaten team left in the league and they have a run differential of +11 runs.
The Swamp Donkeys features local men of Wake Forest, such as police officers, firemen and retired baseball players.
Rob Woyicki, a Wake Forest policeman, is the team captain of the Swamp Donkeys. He said the reason for the success early this season comes from returning players who have committed to the team.
“We have continuity on our team this year,” Woyicki said. “We’ve carried over a lot of players from last year and that’s what has made us successful early on. I also recruited some guys that I’ve played baseball with before.”
The Swamp Donkeys have 14 players returning from last year, plus six new players that Woyicki has personally recruited.
The Swamp Donkeys switched from the Central North Carolina League to the North Wake League this year to stay closer to home and travel less.
They are still affiliated with the U.S.A. Adult Baseball League.
The Swamp Donkey’s next game is June 12 at 2 p.m. at Flaherty Park against the Bull Durham Beer Company.