Salamanders Recover with Win Against Tobs

Updated June 18 2017

The Salamanders brought their bats on Sunday night at the North Main Athletic Complex after two nights off due to rain. Holly Springs used a season-high 13 hits to power to a 12-3 win against the Wilson Tobs.

Mark Colella (Junior, Seton Hill) started the scoring early in the first inning with a two-run single to put the Salamanders up 2-0. Colella would later single and score in the fifth inning.

Dalton Hoiles (Junior, Shippensburg) and Brett Brubaker (Sophomore, Mars Hill) both had big nights at the plate. Hoiles hit a grand slam in the second inning to stretch the Salamanders lead to six runs. He went 2-3 in the game and scored twice. Brubaker left his mark at the plate, or rather on the baseball, in the seventh inning when he launched a three-run home run to make the score 11-3.

It was also a big day on the mound for the Salamanders. Jake Lewis (Sophomore, UNCG) threw six innings, allowing just one run on four hits.  Lewis also struck out three batters. Mike Mock (Sophomore, Millersville) came in relief for two innings. Mock gave up two runs on a hit, but also struck out three Tobs of his own. Joe Williams (Sophomore, James Madison) was last up on the mound and closed the game out for Holly Springs with a scoreless ninth inning.

The Father’s Day matchup also included some rather interesting statistics. Brady Acker (Junior, George Mason) and Cory Wood (Freshman, Coastal Carolina) scored two runs each, but neither recorded a hit.  Acker reached base twice on two walks and Wood reached base four times, twice by drawing walks and twice by being hit by the pitch.

The Salamanders travel to Wilson to take on the Tobs again tomorrow night in a doubleheader at Fleming Stadium, after having to reschedule Saturday night’s game. The first pitch of game one is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Aubrey Losack


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