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RedWolves offense explodes in Grand Opening Night win

RedWolves offense explodes in Grand Opening Night win

Jimmy Farmer 


The Florence RedWolves unloaded 13 hits and scored five runs to get their first win of the season Saturday night over High Point-Thomasville HiToms 5-3.


Kris Kuhn (College of Charleston) picked up the win for Florence after throwing 5.1 and only allowing one run on three hits and striking out five. 


His offense immediately gave him the needed run support as the second hitter of the game, Patrick Causa (Mount Saint Mary's) doubled home McLendon Sears (College of Charleston) to score the first run of the game in the bottom of the first. 


Later in the first, John Ricotta (Ball State) singled home Causa to give the RedWolves the two-run lead.


The RedWolves would add more in the third inning as Ben Peden (The Citadel) would single home Griffin Hulecki (Ball State) to make it 3-0. Another run would come home in the fourth when Ricotta would score on a wild pitch to make it 4-0. 


High Point for the first time in the top of the sixth, but Florence would immediately answer in the bottom half of the inning when Will Morgan (Old Dominion) would triple and score on a Bryson Smith (Texas) sac fly. 


Brent Herlong (North Greenville) picked up the save for the RedWolves after tossing a scoreless ninth striking out two. 


The RedWolves (1-1) will play next on Tuesday when they travel to Lexington County to take on the Blowfish. 


The next home game for Florence will be on Wednesday, June 6 when the Savannah Bananas come to Sparrow Stadium. It will be Doughnut Night at the ballpark and the first 500 people will receive a coupon for a free-dozen-doughnuts at Krispy Kreme. Gates open at 6 pm and first pitch is at 7 pm.