Salisbury rolls past Pen Argyl
After a frustrating season, the Salisbury Lehigh Valley Connie Mack Falcons produced a gem of a performance last Tuesday night, dominating Pen Argyl 11-1.
The Falcons wasted no time in showing Pen Argyl who was boss. In the bottom of the first, Salisbury plated three runs, tacked on another two in the second, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and three more in the sixth. Leading the offensive attack was Josh Holler, who laced three hits good for three RBIs. Holler had some offensive help in this one, as Lucas Soria and Derek Trinidad each slapped two hits each.
Holler not only did it with the stick, he did it with his arm as the starting pitcher. He baffled Pen Argyl hitters in a six inning, one run, two hit, eight strikeout, complete game victory. Holler was so dominant that he fired 18 first-pitch strikes, giving him a strategic advantage against most batters.
The night before did not turn out as well for Salisbury, as they were blitzed in a 12-2 loss at Bangor. The Falcons fell behind early and by a lot, trailing 6-0 after two innings. But the Falcons returned fire, scoring twice in the third to close the deficit to 6-2. But Bangor was too much on this night, scoring a run in the last of the third and adding three in the fourth and two in the fifth, when the game was called.
Salisbury’s hitting star was Jacob Watson, who drove in both runs.
Last Friday night’s game at Northwest Bethlehem was canceled, leaving the Falcons with a 5-9 record with one game to play.