HOLLY SPRINGS, NC– The Holly Springs Salamanders ended their three-game losing skid on Sunday night. The Salamanders defeated the Red Wolves by a final score of 11-5, all five Florence runs came in the top of the ninth. Tanner Roach and Mason Minzey each collect a three RBI game in route to the largest win at Ting Stadium this year.
Will Sandy, Holly Springs starter, had his longest outing of the season. Seven innings pitched with two hits, no runs, three walks, and three strikeouts. Sandy picks up his first win of the season improving his record to 1-2 with a 2.30 ERA.
Holly Springs got on the board first in the third. Cash Young sacrificed his at-bat on a ball into deep center field to plate Tanner Roach.
The ‘Manders poured it on in the fourth inning scoring four more runs to extend their lead to 5-0. Eight batters came up to the plate, and it was Roach this time driving in a pair of runners. Roach finished the night 2-3 with a walk and 3RBI.
After the home team grabbed an extra run in the sixth, the floodgates busted open again in the seventh. This time all nine batters make an appearance in the box, and it was Mason Minzey with a bases clearing double to push the lead to 11-0.
Florence however did not go down quietly. Two homeruns of Noah Takac made the game look closer than what it was. The Red Wolves were able to get five runs on the scoreboard before Justin Quinn recorded the last out in center field.
Holly Springs finishes the season series against Florence 5-1. The Salamanders return to Ting Stadium on Tuesday night as they host the South Wake Shakes for the final time this season. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00p.m. You can catch the action on flobaseball.tv