HOLLY SPRINGS, NC- The South Wake Shakes defeated the Holly Springs Salamanders on Tuesday night for the first time this season. The Shakes were able to capitalize on the early offense and hang on to win by a final score of 7-6.
The Shakes scored in all the first three innings tonight, giving Daniel Brown on the mound a hard time. Brown was battling his control all night, but it was the two hits in the third from Brice Martinez and Colby Warren that would force Brown out of the game.
Holly Springs was able to settle down a little bit when reliever Gunnar Boehm entered the game. Boehm only allowed one hit with two runs, a Cole Cunningham no-doubter.
Holly Springs was able to claw their way back into the game in the final two innings. A solo-shot from Ben Miller brought the game to 7-3, and in the seventh the Salamanders would load the bases with the tying run at the plate.
Easton Waterman in his first game back from injury would score on a wild pitch, and Mike Coletta would take his spot on the basepath with one-out walk. Young would strikeout to leave the Salamanders with only one out to play with. Halligan would double to the right-center gap to clear the bases and pull Holly Springs to with one run.
Unfortunately, Miller had ran out of magic for the night as he flew out to center for the final out. South Wake wins 7-6.
Holly Springs returns to CPL action tomorrow night as they travel down I-40 to take on the Wilmington Sharks. Holly Springs currently leads the season series four games to three. First pitch at Buck Hardee Field is scheduled for 7:00p.m. You can catch the action as always on flobaseball.tv