HOLLY SPRINGS, NC– The Holly Springs Salamanders were able to defeat their affiliate counterparts the South Wake Shakes by a final score of 3-0. A single run in the second and two in the third were enough to push the Salamanders over the Shakes.
The Shakes threaten very early loading the bases in the top of the second inning. Hits by Badgett and Gupton however, where not enough to push a run across as Salamander starter, Jake Sanderson was able to strike out the last two batters to keep the zero on the scoreboard. The Shakes would leave a total of five around the basepath on Wednesday night.
Easton Waterman, catcher, made his unofficial Salamander debut behind the plate, while he did not record a hit, he reached base every time. Waterman would be walked in by Camden Munise for the first run of the game.
Caden Miller would send an RBI double to the right center gap to score Caleb Denny and Ryan Nicholson to extend the lead to 3-0. That result would hold thanks to excellent relief pitcher for the Salamanders.
Braden Fausnaught pitched four innings of relief striking out 10 of the 14 batters he would battle with.
The Salamanders return to CPL action on 6/17 as they travel to Wilson to take on the Tobs in a two-game double header. Both games with be seven inning contests, and you can catch the action on flobaseball.tv