HOLLY SPRINGS, NC- The Holly Springs Salamanders walked-off the field at Ting Stadium over the Peninsula Pilots 3-2 on Wednesday night. A game with a little bit of everything was capped off with home team surrounding Ben Miller with his sacrifice fly to center to win the game.
The Pilots were able to jump out to a early 1-0 in the first inning sending six to plate. A pair of hits from Alden Mathes and Tommey Bell were enough to put the visitors on top when the Salamanders came to bat.
The Salamanders were held scoreless for their first four innings not being able to string hits together and push the tying run across.
Starting in the second inning, starter Easton Klein retired 18 pilots in a row. Klein was unable to hang on for the win but managed to throw over 100 pitches in six and two-thirds innings of work.
In the fifth inning Ben Miller would extend his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-run blast over the scoreboard in left field. Miller would collect three RBI on the night.
With a 2-1 lead the ball was handed off two Colin Kulvain. Kulvain would enter the game in a bases loaded situation with two outs and would only have to throw one pitch to escape the inning. 2-1 Salamanders entering the eighth.
Peninsula would tie the game in the ninth frame at 2-2, and Holly Springs would not score in regulation to win. To extras the game went…
In the top of the 10th Noah Takac would walk the leadoff man to load the bases. However, two consecutive strikeouts and a groundout later the Salamanders would escape the extra inning without giving up a run.
Only needing to score one to win, Caleb Denny bunted to first and beat the throw to load the bases for Miller. Miller on his first pitch skied a ball into straight center so that Caden Miller could race home and join the team to celebrate another walk-off at Ting.
The Salamanders look to keep their momentum going tomorrow as they travel to Historic Fleming Stadium to take on the Tobs. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00p.m. You can always catch the action on flobaseball.tv