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Gastonia Honey Hunters Win First Half South Pennant

GASTONIA, N.C. – June 28, 2022 The Gastonia Honey Hunters have clinched their position as the 2022 Atlantic League South Division First Half Champions at home with a 4-0 win against the Kentucky Wild Health Genomes.
 
This is the Honey Hunters’ first South Division First Half Championship in franchise history and the club’s 41st win of the season.  
 
It was an exciting night at CaroMont Health Park with the potential of becoming playoff bound lingering in the air. Gastonia got on the board early, as Joseph Rosa hit a homerun well beyond the right field wall to give the Honey Hunters a 1-0 open.
 
In the second, Jake Skole singled home Reece Hampton, who opened the inning with a triple to right center field. In the fifth inning, Herlis Rodriguez scored on a wild pitch to stretch the lead to 3-0.
 
In the eighth, Jake Skole lifted his 10th homer of the season to the deepest part of center field to wrap up the scoring. Throughout the game, all-star pitchers Euclides Leyer, Quintin Torres-Costa, Sam Bordner Jesus Balaguer closed out the contest, keeping the shutout intact.
 
The Gastonia Honey Hunters claim the second playoff position in the September postseason, joining Southern Maryland, who clinched the North Division five days ago.

For more information, or to shop the Honey Hunters team store, visit www.gohoneyhunters.com
 

 



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