HOLLY SPRINGS, NC– The Salamanders used a five-run seventh inning to propel themselves over the affiliate South Wake Shakes on Sunday night 7-2. In the final exhibition game of the year the Salamanders reign supreme in the season series 8-1 over the Shakes.
The Salamanders got on the board first in the bottom of the second. It was Shake-turned-Salamander Jordan Blalock who scored on a wild pitch from South Wake starter, Daniel Eagen. Seven members of the NCHSAA 4A State Champion Fuquay-Varina High School Bengals were invited to play in the contest today with the Shakes, and all seven contributed in some way for the “away” team.
The Shakes would take the lead 2-1 in top half of the fifth. Cole Cunningham and JoJo Allen came around to score on the Parker McGraw RBI.
Holly Springs however would answer right back and tie the game in their half of the frame. Ben Miller drove in his final RBI of the season plating Jaxson Masterson. Easton Klein went six innings for the home team striking out four.
The floodgates opened in the seventh as five Holly Springs runs came with two outs. The biggest being a two-run blast from Daniel Brown, Brown’s first live homerun of the season, showing why he is a multi-time homerun derby champ.
Hunter Stevens and Brendan Wright close out the game on the mound for Holly Springs, combining for six strikeouts. Holly Springs win the final contest at home this season 7-2.
We hope you have enjoyed watching Salamander’s baseball all summer long. We hope to see you in 2022!