HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C.
The Salamanders fell to the Edenton Steamers by a score of 10-0 Thursday night at the North Main Athletic Complex after being held to only three hits.
Edenton starter Nick Wegmann (Junior, Binghamton) kept the Salamanders silent for much of the evening, only allowing two hits to the hosts in 6.1 innings of work. Wegmann was rewarded with the win, his second of the season.
Phillip Sanderson (Freshman, Louisville) got the start for the Salamanders and had a short night of work, giving up three runs in three innings. Jake Isbell (Freshman, Pitt CC) and Andrew Gnazzo (Freshman, Princeton) made appearances in relief for Holly Springs, giving up three and four runs, respectively. Chris Ayers (Sophomore, Indiana State) and Jamie Galazin (Junior, St. John’s) both smacked solo shots for the Steamers, the only homers of the night.
The Salamanders will look to rebound as they head to Hampton, Va. on Friday to take on the Peninsula Pilots. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium.
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 19th season in 2015, the CPL features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. The CPL has had over 1,200 alumni drafted and 79 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.