Salisbury Sports Continue Cruising, Hamilton Leads Baseball to Final Four

Ethan Hamilton tossed a complete game, four-hit shutout to help lead Salisbury to a 4-0 win over Putnam County in a Class 2 quarterfinal Wednesday night. Eli Jackson had the big hit.

Austin Ward with the call on KRES and The Panthers tagged on two insurance runs in the sixth. Coach Nate King analyzed Hamilton’s pitching performance.

King says the offense has been good but still has room to improve.

Putnam County coach Blane Robinson thought his team played well despite the loss.

Vinny Jones delivered 6 2/3 innings. Putnam scored the first run of the game in the top of the second but it was waved off when the second base runner made contact with Salisbury’s shortstop and was called for runner’s interference. Robinson said the team stayed positive.

Putnam’s season concludes at 21-8. Salisbury baseball advances to its first Final Four since a runner-up finish in 1988. It also secures a fourth top-four finish for Salisbury athletics this school year. The 23-1 Panthers oppose Chaffee in the state semifinals Monday at 4.


Salisbury coach Nate King:

Putnam County coach Blane Robinson: