The Salem High baseball team is still unbeaten after 10 games. The Spartans got a strong pitching performance from Caleb Lingenfelter on Tuesday and took a 6-1 win at Cave Spring.
Lingenfelter, a junior, allowed just one hit over five and a third innings to pick up the win, fanning six. He left with one out in the sixth and Zian Honaker finished that inning. Hunten Tensen put the game away in the seventh.
Parker Stallard led the offense with two doubles. Jaden Fetrow and Joseph Quinn had two hits each and Austin Sowers drove in three.
“We’ve been playing good ball,” said Salem coach Wes McMillan. “Everyone is contributing.”
The win followed wins over William Byrd and Blacksburg on back to back days last week. On Thursday at Kiwanis Field Salem beat Byrd, 8-4. Salem scored eight runs in the fifth inning to blow the game wide open. Fetrow, Hunter Clifton and Trevor Gallagher had two runs batted in apiece and Quinn picked up the win in relief of Zian Honaker.
On Friday Salem edged Blacksburg, 9-7, in eight innings, in Blacksburg. Salem scored twice in the top of the eighth, then got out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the inning to preserve the win. Fetrow had two hits and Quinn picked another win in relief. Quinn also knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the inning.
The Spartans are now off until next Tuesday when they play host to Pulaski County at Kiwanis Field.