RedWolves top Macon, 5-1
The Florence RedWolves won their second consecutive game Saturday, defeating the Macon Bacon 5-1 on the strength of a solid outing by starting pitcher Boyce Kobleur.
Kobleur pitched five scoreless innings before the RedWolves (4-8) broke the game open with five-run seventh.
Grey Epps started the scoring in the top of the seventh with a double that scored Joe Weisenseel from second.
Florence loaded the bases before J.T. Weber cleared them with a three-run double. Weber would come around to score on a Kenny Piper single to give the RedWolves a 5-0 lead.
Reliever Jared Lembcke took the mound in the eighth for Florence and worked the final two innings to preserve the win.
Brett Manis picked up the win in relief for Florence, tossing two scoreless innings, giving up just two hits while striking out three.
It was the RedWolves second win of the season over the Bacon, who saw their record fall to 8-6.
The win over Macon followed Friday’s 8-3 home victory over the Martinsville Mustangs. Starting pitcher Andrew Coker earned his first win of the season, giving up two runs over six innings.
The RedWolves played host to the Savannah Bananas in a doubleheader Monday at Sparrow Stadium. Florence entered the game in last place in the Coastal Plains League’s four-team South Division. Savannah leads the division with a record of 9-3.
Florence was on the road June 18 to play the Swampdogs of Fayetteville. The RedWolves play host to Macon June 19 at Sparrow Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m.
The June 19 game has several promotions. All baseball camp participants can run the bases between innings. In honor of Homer the mascot’s birthday, there will be free cake and ice cream for the kids.
Also, those who bring and donate a can of Pedigree dog or cat food for the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue will receive a free ticket to a future RedWolves’ game.