*****Tobias goes 3-4 with 2 Home Runs and 2 RBI, to lead the Salem Red Sox to a victory over the Carolina Mudcats, on Sunday…*****
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Josh Tobias(Southeast Guilford High School/University of Florida) clubbed a homer from each side of the plate, but the Salem Red Sox still had to withstand a furious ninth-inning rally to top the Carolina Mudcats 7-5 Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium, in Zebulon, N.C.
Tobias became the second player in the Red Sox era (2009-present) to hit HR from both sides of plate in same game, joining Jose Sermo, who did it on July 26, 2016 at Potomac in a three-homer effort.
The Red Sox posted a run in the top of the third inning, when Tobias pounced on a 3-1 fastball and sent it soaring over the right-field wall for a solo homer. It was the first homer with Salem in 2018 for Tobias and his second of the year, and it extended the lead to 5-0.
Salem poured the offense on in the top of the sixth against lefty reliever Nathan Kirby. On a 2-0 count, Tobias pounded a towering leadoff blast over the wall in left for his second dinger of the game.
Inside Sunday stats on Josh Tobias:
For the game Josh Tobias(Southeast Guilford HS) goes 3-4, hits two home runs, scores 2 runs, drives in 2 runs and gets hit by a pitch….On defense, Josh started and played the entire game at third base, for the Salem Red Sox, the Class A Carolina League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox……
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Here is the game report from the Roanoke Times/News:www.roanoke.com
ZEBULON, N.C. — Newly promoted players Josh Tobias and Denyi Reyes led the way as the Red Sox held off a late rally to defeat the Carolina Mudcats 7-5 at Five County Stadium on Sunday.
Tobias, a third-baseman who was assigned to Salem from double-A Portland earlier in the day, went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers, and Reyes, brought up from low-A Greenville on Saturday, tossed 5 2/3 shutout innings to earn the win .
Tobias’ first solo homer an inning lifted the lead to 5-0, while his second round-tripper in the sixth, coupled with a run-scoring bases-loaded walk to Brett Netzer gave the Sox a 7-0 lead.