Smokies Win Game 3
The Ballantyne Smokies (25-16) refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against the Carolina Chaos (21-19), recording a 12-2 victory on Friday at Ardrey Kell HS. Seven runs in the first three innings allowed the Ballantyne Smokies to put the game away early. A two-run home run by Brian Holberton in the first inning and an RBI single by Josh Greene and a two-run single by Holberton during the second inning helped the Ballantyne Smokies put some runs on the board early. Holberton racked up five RBIs on three hits for the Ballantyne Smokies. Lou Trosch picked up the win for the Ballantyne Smokies. Trosch pitched seven innings and allowed two earned runs, five hits and one walk while striking out one. Casey Cooperman (2-4) took the loss for the Carolina Chaos. He lasted just two innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed five runs.