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Hulecki heroics lift RedWolves over Blowfish

Hulecki heroics lift RedWolves over Blowfish

Jimmy Farmer

 

Griffin Hulecki (Ball State) just needed one pitch to send everyone happy in Florence on Friday night when he launched the Rendon fastball into left field to give the RedWolves the 5-4 win over the Lexington County Blowfish.

 

Hulecki's homer capped a wild night of baseball that appropriately opened with a home run. 

 

Ben Peden (The Citadel) lined a two-run shot into right field in the bottom of the first to give the RedWolves a 2-0 lead. 

 

After the Blowfish answered with a run in the second, the RedWolves would hit a sac fly that allowed Joe Simone (Rider) to score and make it 3-1.

 

Lexington County would scratch a run across in the fourth and sixth innings to tie the game before taking the lead with a run in the top of the eighth. 

 

But then Brody Gibson (Oral Roberts) would reach on an error in the bottom of the eighth that allowed Bryson Smith (Texas) to score and tied the game at 4-4. 

 

Then Hulecki's home run would seal the RedWolves win the bottom of the ninth. 

 

Jacob Grenus (Lincoln Memorial) took the win in relief after tossing a scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts. 

 

Colby Lee (Francis Marion) got the start and took the no-decision after tossing three innings allowing two runs on one hit while striking out seven. 

 

Will Abbott (Florence Darlington Tech) would stand out in relief tossing five innings allowing two runs (one earned) while striking out 10. 

 

The RedWolves (22-25) will head to Savannah on Saturday to take on the Bananas in the final game of the regular season.