HOLLY SPRINGS, NC- The Wilson Tobs came into Ting Stadium and used their early firepower to defeat the Holly Springs Salamanders by a final score of 5-2 on Sunday night. The Tobs scored 3 runs in the top half of the 1st inning, that would prove to be enough in the first matchup between these teams since 2019.
Dylan Scaranda, Logan Eickhoff, and Jared Carr would each touch home in the 1st to give the Tobs an early 3-0 lead. That would provide them enough runs to win the game, as the Salamanders could only send two around the bases.
Tobs starter, Darren Williams (1-0), pitched 5 full innings giving up 2H, 2R, 2BB, and 5Ks. The Salamanders starter, Joe Whitman (0-1), was tagged with his 1st loss of the season in his debut.
Holly Springs got on the board in the 2nd inning when Marek Chlup triple of the left-center wall to lead-off the frame. Chlup and Billy Hancock would score giving the Sals’ their only 2 runs of the contest.
Tobs bullpen pitchers were wheeling and dealing only allowing 1 between 3 relievers. Paul Sullivan, Justin Guidos, and Will Schomberg combined for 4 innings, a single hit, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Tobs pitching staff combined for 11k’s the 2nd highest against the Salamanders this season.
Holly Springs losses their 1st game at home, while the Tobs pick up their 1st win on the road. These two teams will meet at Historic Flemming Stadium on Thursday, June 10th for the 2nd matchup of the still young season.