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RedWolves fall to Bananas

RedWolves fall to Bananas

Jimmy Farmer


The Florence RedWolves dropped a tough one to the Savannah Bananas 13-2 on Wednesday night at Sparrow Stadium.


The RedWolves got eight hits on the night, but would push across their only two runs on the night in the sixth inning when Grant Thompson (Spartanburg Methodist) walked with the bases loaded to score Griffin Hulecki (Ball State). Later in the inning, Chris Botsoe (Eastern Kentucky) would walk with the bases loaded to score Will Morgan (Old Dominion) to cut the Savannah lead to 7-2. 


But that is as close as the RedWolves would get the rest of the night, as the Bananas would score six more times in the final three innings including batting around to score four in the top of the ninth to push the lead to 13-2. 


Dylan Spence (The Citadel) took the loss for Florence after tossing 4.1 innings while giving up four runs (two earned) on five hits, four walks and striking out six. 


Florence was carried offensively by Ben Peden (The Citadel) who went 2-5. 


Savannah's offense was paced by Clay Dungan (Indiana State) who went 2-3 with four runs scored and two RBIs. He also walked three times. 


The beneficiary of the offensive explosion by the Bananas was Jordan Merritt (The Citadel) who threw 5 shutout innings allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out five. 


The RedWolves (2-2) will travel to Macon on Thursday to take on the Macon Bacon before returning home on Friday for a rematch with Savannah. 


Friday's home game at Sparrow Stadium will be a Rally towel giveaway night sponsored by Pepsi. Gates open at 6 pm and first pitch is at 7 pm.