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Walk off lifts RedWolves to split of double header

Walk off lifts RedWolves to split of double header

The Florence RedWolves split the double header with the Macon Bacon falling 13-5 in game one and winning game two 4-3 in extra innings on Thursday night at Sparrow Stadium.

 

In game two, the RedWolves fell behind early but tied the game right up in the bottom of the first when Kenny Piper (Columbia College) scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1.

 

Piper would untie the game in the bottom of the fifth by hitting a solo homer to give Florence the 2-1 lead.

 

Macon would respond with two in the top of the sixth, but a Lex Tuten (North Greenville) sac fly would score Zach Durfee (Siena) to tie at 3-3.

 

The game would stay tied until the bottom of the eight when Darius Noble (Francis Marion) hit a sac fly that scored Brandon McIlwain (California) to give the RedWolves the 4-3 win.

 

Connor Holden (Murry State) picked up the win in relief tossing a scoreless inning.

 

Piper lead the offensive attack going 2-for-2 with a homer, double and two walks.

 

In game one, Macon scored in every inning except the sixth to pound ahead from Florence.

 

The RedWolves tried to catch up by pounding out three home runs but could not keep pace in the loss.

 

McIlwain hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first and Lenny Gonzales (Francis Marion) hit a solo shot in the fourth and sixth. They were the only two RedWolves with multiple hits in game one.

 

Patrick Orlando (Francis Marion) got the start and took the loss going 3 innings allowing five runs (four earned) while striking out one.

 

The RedWolves and Bacon will meet up on Friday down in Macon for the fourth straight meeting.

 

RedWolves will then stay in Georgia to battle the Savannah Bananas on Saturday in Savannah.

 

Florence will have Sunday off before hosting the Bananas on Monday for Yankees vs Red Sox night.

 

First pitch will be at 7 pm with gates opening at 6 pm.