Holly Springs Salamanders
LeagueCoastal Plain League (East)
LocationHolly Springs, North Carolina
BallparkTing Stadium
Year founded2015
ColorsBlack, Gold and Royal
OwnershipCapitol Broadcasting Company
CoachEric Sibrizzi

The Holly Springs Salamanders are an amateur baseball team in the Coastal Plain League, collegiate summer baseball league. The team plays its home games at Ting Stadium in Holly Springs, North Carolina.[1] The Salamanders are coached by Eric Sibrizzi.


The Salamanders play in the East Division with the Edenton Steamers, Morehead City Marlins, Fayetteville Swampdogs, Wilson Tobs, Wilmington Sharks and, Peninsula Pilots. On October 1, 2014, the Salamanders signed their first player, C Joey Roach from Georgia State.[2] The Salamanders finished their inaugural campaign with a 28-28 record, advancing to the playoffs. The Salamanders lost to the eventual Petitt Cup Champions Edenton Steamers in the Divisional Round.

The Salamanders failed to make the playoffs in 2016, finishing the season with a 22-32 record. In 2017, the Salamanders came up short of the playoffs again, finishing with at 26-30 overall record.

The 19th annual Coastal Plain League All-Star Game was held at Ting Stadium July 9–10, 2017, with a crowd of 2,038 on hand to watch the East All-Stars defeat the West All-Stars 2-1. The All-Star Game was broadcast live to over 25 million homes in the United States through a partnership with 7 Communications and MLB.com.[3]

Capitol Broadcasting Company purchased the team in November 2017.[4] Capitol Broadcasting Company also owns the Durham Bulls and WRAL-TV, among other media entities.

Yearly Records

Season Head Coach Record Postseason
2015 Andrew Ciencin 28-28 1-2
2016 Andrew Ciencin 22-32 N/A
2017 Eric Sibrizzi 26-30 N/A
Overall Record: 76-90 Division Titles: 0

Salamanders in the Pros

These former Salamanders have been selected in the MLB Draft:

Player Drafted Parent Club Season(s) with Salamanders Highest Level Reached
1. Chris Clare Round 21, 631st overall (2016) Baltimore Orioles 2016 A (Advanced)
2. Joey Roach Round 31, 930th overall (2016) Tampa Bay Rays 2015 A (Full)
3. Collin Woody Round 38, 1,141st overall (2016) Baltimore Orioles 2015 A (Full)
4. Brian Miller Round 1 CBA, 36th overall (2017) Miami Marlins 2015 A (Full)
5. Josh McLain Round 14, 430th overall (2017) Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 Unsigned
6. Kory Behenna Round 25, 761st overall (2017) Boston Red Sox 2016 Rookie
7. Tommy DeJuneas Round 26, 792nd overall (2017) Cleveland Indians 2015 Rookie
8. Robbie Thorburn Round 31, 938th overall (2017) Baltimore Orioles 2015 Rookie
9. Cody Roberts Round 38, 1,139th overall (2017) Miami Marlins 2016 Unsigned


  1. ^ "Ting Stadium | Holly Springs, NC - Official Website". hollyspringsnc.us. Holly Springs, NC. Retrieved April 20, 2021.
  2. ^ "Joey Roach Becomes First Player to Sign With the Holly Springs Salamanders" (Press release). Coastal Plain League. October 1, 2014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Coastal Plain League All-Star Game To Be Broadcast In 25 Million+ Homes And Streamed On MLB.com" (Press release). Coastal Plain League. June 29, 2017. Archived from the original on July 1, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "Capitol Broadcasting purchases CPL's Holly Springs Salamanders". WRAL-TV. November 27, 2017.