The Florence RedWolves lost to the Asheboro Copperheads 7-5 on Thursday night at McCrary Park.
Asheboro (6-2) jumped out to an early lead by putting up one in the first inning and two in the third and three in the fifth to take a 6-0 lead.
The RedWolves (2-8) would answer back with in the seventh when Jake Swartz (Duke) singled home Nathan Medrano (St. Edwards) to make it 6-1 Copperheads. Later in the inning, Eldrige Figueroa (Arkansas Little Rock) came in to score on a Grey Epps (Southern Illinois) single to make it 6-2 Copperheads.
Asheboro would answer back with a run of its own in the bottom of the seventh. But the Florence rally would continue in the eighth. Reid Hardwick (Charleston Southern) scored on a Lex Tuten (North Greenville) groundout followed by Mitch Barrow (Indiana State) scoring on a Medrano double to make it 7-4 Copperheads.
The RedWolves would get a run closer in the ninth when Barrow singled home Epps, but that is where the Florence rally would end as Asheboro held on for the 7-5 win.
Kenny Piper (Columbia College), Medrano and Epps all lead the RedWolves offense with two hits apiece.
Brenden Kennedy (Mount St. Mary's) got the start for the RedWolves and took the loss firing 5.0 innings allowing six runs (three earned) on nine hits while striking out seven.
RedWolves pitchers allowed four home runs in the loss.
The RedWolves will return home on Friday June 14, 2019 to take on the Martinsville Mustangs. Friday night will be Autism Awareness night and Help 4 Kids night.
Come out and wear blue to support Autism Awareness and bid on the specialty jerseys our players and coaches will be wearing. All proceeds from the jersey auction will go to All 4 Autism.
Also, if you donate four canned goods to Help 4 Kids at the game, you will receive a ticket to a future RedWolves home game. A list of recommended items can be found on our social media.
Gates open at 6 pm with first pitch at 7 pm.