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The RedWolves Use Rare Long Ball to Spoil the Salamanders Second Half Opener with a 10 - 5 Defeat

The RedWolves Use Rare Long Ball to Spoil the Salamanders Second Half Opener with a 10 - 5 Defeat

The Florence RedWolves entered Sunday's game with five total home runs on the year.  However, by the end of the game four more long balls had left the yard accounting for six of the Red Wolves ten runs, as they defeated the Salamanders 10 - 6.  

The Salamanders struck first in the second inning when Jake Holtzapple scored as a result of a Charlie Benson RBI single.  The RedWolves answered immediately in the top of the third inning when left fielder JT Weber hit his first home run of the year.  The Salamanders added two more runs in the third inning when Liam Hicks belted his third home run of the year over the right field wall.  Again the RedWolves would answer in the fourth inning when designated hitter Kenneth Piper hit a two run to left field. 

Each team would trade runs as the game was tied 5 - 5 at the end of the seventh inning.  However, in the eight inning the RedWolves would begin to pull away, taking advantage of two walks and a hit by pitch as Piper delivered his second home run of the game and the year.  The RedWolves added two more runs in the ninth sealing the 10 - 5 win. 

The Salamander offense was led by Liam Hicks, who delivered two hits on the afternoon, including a two run home run.  Right fielder Ian Bailey also belted his third home run of the year with a deep ball to right center field in the sixth inning.  Salamander third baseman Charlie Benson also had two hits on the afternoon with an RBI.  

After a day off the Salamanders will head to Wilson to face the Tobs Tuesday night with a 6:15 first pitch.  The RedWolves head back to Florence to face the Savannah Bananas tomorrow evening with a 7:00 start.