HOLLY SPRINGS, NC- The Asheboro Copperheads used their early inning offense to propel themselves over the Holly Springs Salamanders on Saturday night by a score of 3-1. All three Copperhead runs came in the top of the fourth inning.
On a night where Salamander starter Kyle Mott threw 5k’s in 3 innings, it proved not be enough as in Mott’s final inning he would give up 3 hits, including a Wyatt Henseler solo shot to break the scoreless tie. Matt Kemp sacrificed his AB and leadoff man Trevor Marsh singled to add 2 more runs to Asheboro’s early assault.
Asheboro’s Jared Matthewson, LHP, gave Holly Springs a ton of trouble. Matthewson was credited with his 1st win of the season (1-0) going 6 in. 4H 1ER 2W 2K.
After a quiet 5th and 6th frame from both teams the Salamanders would finally get on the scoreboard in the bottom half of the 7th. Tanner Roach’s single would chase Matthewson from the contest bringing in Copperhead reliever Cole Benton. Pinch hitter, Rudy Maxwell, double into the corner plating Roach and tallying the Salamanders only run of the game.
Brendan Case earned his 1st save of the season (0-0-1) finishing off the Salamanders by not allowing a hit in his 2 innings of work. He also sat down the ‘Manders to finish off the game in the 9th.
These two teams will meet again tomorrow for the final of a makeshift four game series. First pitch is scheduled for 5:40pm at Ting Stadium. You can always catch the action of the CPL on flobaseball.tv.