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A Rare Triple Play Highlights an Afternoon of Miscues as the Salamanders Fall to the SwampDogs 9 - 6 in Front of Another Packed House at Ting Park on Sunday

A Rare Triple Play Highlights an Afternoon of Miscues as the Salamanders Fall to the SwampDogs 9 - 6 in Front of Another Packed House at Ting Park on Sunday

The SwampDogs took advantage of 4 Salamander errors with timely hitting to plate runs in five of the last six innings defeating Holly Springs 9 - 6 on another beautiful Sunday afternoon at Ting Park.

Both teams retired the first six batters of the game, however, that's where the boredom ended.  The SwampDogs lead off the top of the third inning with singles from Will Karp and KC Brown.    One batter later, SwampDog catcher Gabe Austin delivered a sharp ground ball to Salamander third baseman Nick Lucky.  Lucky touched third and then executed a perfect 5-4-3 triple play to end the inning.  A triple play of this nature is one of the most rare plays in baseball occurring only once every 20,000 plays. 

The defense of the Salamanders, however, would falter at times committing four errors on the afternoon.  Those errors would directly attribute to four SwampDog runs.   The SwampDogs would take advantage of the miscues with timely hits, scoring one run in the fourth and four runs in the fifth.  

SwampDog center fielder Cameron Phelts lead the offensive attack with two hits and two RBI's on the afternoon.  RBI's by Will Karp, Austin Bost, Brandon Talley, Gabe Austin, Sean McGeehan, and Alex Kachler (2) also attributed to the SwampDog victory.

The Salamanders actually outhit the SwampDogs 10-8 in the contest.  Center fielder AJ Hrica was a perfect four for four on the afternoon generating three RBI's as well.  Third baseman Nick Lucky also had two hits and two RBI's.  Jake Wright, Tyler Smith, John Michael Faile, Chris Crabtree, and Dan Leckie also had hits in the loss.

The Salamanders will have away games on Tuesday and Thursday.  They will return home next Friday at 7:05 to face the Fayetteville SwampDogs.  

The SwampDogs will travel to Wilmington tomorrow evening to face the Sharks with a 7:05 first pitch.