Holly Springs Salamanders
The Holly Springs Salamanders are an amateur baseball team in the Coastal Plain League, collegiate summer baseball league. The team plays its home games at Ting Park in Holly Springs, North Carolina. The Salamanders are coached by Eric Sibrizzi.
|Holly Springs Salamanders|
|League||Coastal Plain League (East)|
|Location||Holly Springs, North Carolina|
|Colors||Black, Gold and Royal|
|Ownership||Capitol Broadcasting Company|
The Salamanders play in the East Division with the Edenton Steamers, Morehead City Marlins, Fayetteville Swampdogs, Wilson Tobs, Wilmington Sharks and, Peninsula Pilots. On October 1, 2014, the Salamanders signed their first player, C Joey Roach from Georgia State. The Salamanders finished their inaugural campaign with a 28-28 record, advancing to the playoffs. The Salamanders lost to the eventual Petitt Cup Champions Edenton Steamers in the Divisional Round.
The Salamanders failed to make the playoffs in 2016, finishing the season with a 22-32 record. In 2017, the Salamanders came up short of the playoffs again, finishing with at 26-30 overall record.
The 19th annual Coastal Plain League All-Star Game was held at Ting Stadium July 9–10, 2017, with a crowd of 2,038 on hand to watch the East All-Stars defeat the West All-Stars 2-1. The All-Star Game was broadcast live to over 25 million homes in the United States through a partnership with 7 Communications and MLB.com.
|Overall Record: 76-90||Division Titles: 0|
Salamanders in the Pros
These former Salamanders have been selected in the MLB Draft:
|Player||Drafted||Parent Club||Season(s) with Salamanders||Highest Level Reached|
|1.||Chris Clare||Round 21, 631st overall (2016)||Baltimore Orioles||2016||A (Advanced)|
|2.||Joey Roach||Round 31, 930th overall (2016)||Tampa Bay Rays||2015||A (Full)|
|3.||Collin Woody||Round 38, 1,141st overall (2016)||Baltimore Orioles||2015||A (Full)|
|4.||Brian Miller||Round 1 CBA, 36th overall (2017)||Miami Marlins||2015||A (Full)|
|5.||Josh McLain||Round 14, 430th overall (2017)||Los Angeles Dodgers||2015||Unsigned|
|6.||Kory Behenna||Round 25, 761st overall (2017)||Boston Red Sox||2016||Rookie|
|7.||Tommy DeJuneas||Round 26, 792nd overall (2017)||Cleveland Indians||2015||Rookie|
|8.||Robbie Thorburn||Round 31, 938th overall (2017)||Baltimore Orioles||2015||Rookie|
|9.||Cody Roberts||Round 38, 1,139th overall (2017)||Miami Marlins||2016||Unsigned|
- "Ting Park | Holly Springs, NC - Official Website". hollyspringsnc.us. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
- "Joey Roach Becomes First Player to Sign With the Holly Springs Salamanders" (Press release). Coastal Plain League. October 1, 2014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014.
- "Coastal Plain League All-Star Game To Be Broadcast In 25 Million+ Homes And Streamed On MLB.com" (Press release). Coastal Plain League. June 29, 2017. Archived from the original on July 1, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
- "Capitol Broadcasting purchases CPL's Holly Springs Salamanders". WRAL-TV. November 27, 2017.