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RedWolves add infield and arm depth

RedWolves add infield and arm depth

The Florence RedWolves and first-year head coach Ryan Vruggink announce the addition of Andrew Gough and Connor Holden to the 2019 roster. 


Gough is a freshman infielder from Middlebury College. He is a native of Lake Forest, Illinois. 


"Andrew is entering his first year at Middlebury College, a Division III school in Vermont," Vruggink said. "The head coach at Middlebury is Mike Leonard, who played affiliated ball for the Red Sox. When Coach Leonard reached out to me and told me the talent that Andrew had, it seemed like a no brainer to give him a shot. Guys that come into this league that are from smaller schools always play with more of a chip on their shoulder and like they have something to prove, which I really enjoy seeing."


So far this season for the Panthers, Gough has played in 15 games batting .327 with two doubles, two triples, 11 RBIs and six stolen bases.


"Andrew has had success so far in his freshman campaign," Vruggink said. "Middlebury beat Division I Dartmouth on Tuesday and he went 2 for 4 in the game with a triple. Andrew will have the ability to play anywhere in the infield, which is another bonus to have."


Holden is a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Murray State. He is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. So far this season for the Racers, Holden has appeared in 15 games going 1-0 with a 6.46 ERA and 15 strikeouts over 15.1 innings pitched. 


"Connor will be joining us from Murray State University in Kentucky," Vruggink said. "He is in his sophomore season at Murray and is leading the team in appearances. Connor is a big, hard throwing right-handed arm that is going to see meaningful innings as a backend bullpen arm. I am excited to get to work with him and see what he can do for us this summer." 


RedWolves announce Summer Kids Baseball Camp dates


The RedWolves will hold their annual Summer Kids Baseball Camp on June 17ththrough June 20th, 2019. The camp allows kids ages 6 to 15 the unique opportunity to learn from their favorite RedWolves players and coaches on the same field as the RedWolves play.


Each day of camp will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Early drop off for working parents will be available starting at 7:30 am. The cost of the camp is $90 per camper.


Each camper will need to bring a glove, bat and cleats. Water will be available while camp is in session, and a trainer will be present at all times during camp. 


To sign up for the Summer Kids Baseball Camp, please email Barbara Osborne at or call the RedWolves office at 843-629-0700.


Host Families Needed


Host families are an important and much-appreciated part of the RedWolves organization. Local families have opened their homes to our players each summer, and their generosity has helped us make the RedWolves a successful part of the Florence community. 


Host families provide room and board to a RedWolves player for the entire season. All RedWolves players are college student-athletes and are not paid to play in the Coastal Plain League per NCAA rules. 


Becoming a host family can be a rewarding experience. Often players and families share a friendship that last long after the season ends. Also, becoming a host family will earn you FREE SEASON TICKETS!   


If you are interested in becoming a host family, please email RedWolves General Manager Barbara Osborne at or call the RedWolves office at 843-629-0700.