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Salisbury Connie Mack team beats Catasauqua, Emmaus

The Salisbury Falcon Connie Mack team played .500 baseball last week en route to a 4-5 season record in Lehigh Valley Connie Mack play.

The first of two Falcon victories was a 6-3 decision at Catasauqua. The Falcons used their six hits to maximum value and led throughout after scoring a run in the top of the first. Caleb Gonzalez led the Salisbury offensive attack with two hits, while Nathan Nunez and Jacob Watson showed patience at the dish working two walks each.

Starting pitcher Josh Holler earned the victory, allowing three runs in six innings and striking out 12.

The next Falcon win was season’s easiest - a 20-1 blowout of Emmaus. Salisbury pounded out 11 hits and benefitted greatly from eight Hornet errors. Dennis Henninger, Lucas Soria and Nunez drove in two runs each. Dominic Garcia pitched five strong innings to earn the win. After giving up a run in the first, he settled into a quality performance. With a variety of pitches he turned Emmaus bats into toothpicks in whiffing nine.

The week’s later performances showcased Salisbury pitching problems. Last Friday the Falcons were bombed 10-0 by Nazareth. Pitchers Austin Spisszak and Tyler Polaha went two and three innings respectively for Salisbury with limited success. It didn’t help the Falcon offense was limited to two hits.

The next day Salisbury didn’t quit in a 7-5 loss to Franklin Township. In a back-and-forth affair that could have went either way, the Falcons rallied from a 7-3 deficit in the bottom of the seventh to close to 7-5, but could get no closer. Nunez wielded a magic stick, slapping two hits and driving in two runs for Salisbury. Starter Josh Holler received no decision in going five innings with 16 first pitch strikes and three strikeouts.

PRESS PHOTO BY LINDA ROTHROCK Josh Holler struck out 12 batters in a recent win over Catasauqua.
PRESS PHOTO BY LINDA ROTHROCK Nathan Nunez (25) had two hits in the Falcons' loss to Franklin Township last week.