Jacksonville Sports Day

JUMBO SHRIMP RECAP: Jacksonville Wins Opener 2-1 Before Falling 2-0 in Finale

FILE PHOTO By NANCY BEECHER/Florida Sports Wire

JACKSONVILLE – Sterling pitching from Jacksonville helped the Jumbo Shrimp split a de facto doubleheader 2-1 and 2-0 with the Jackson Generals Sunday from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Jacksonville (2-2) and Jackson (2-2) resumed Saturday’s suspended game with the Generals ahead 1-0 and runners on first and second with two outs in the top of the first inning.

Rodrigo Vigil began the third with a bunt single. After a sacrifice bunt, back-to-back hits from Magneuris Sierra and Brian Miller plated Vigil to even up the tally at one.

An inning later, Justin Twine singled against Generals reliever Matt Peacock (0-1) with one out. Two batters later, Stone Garrett laced a double to left to push Jacksonville in front at 2-1.

Kolton Mahoney (1-0) fired 5.1 hitless innings of relief, fanning five against two walks. Jordan Milbrath tossed two shutout frames and Kyle Keller pitched the seventh for his first save.

Andy Young led off the finale with a home run to promptly put Jackson up 1-0. The Generals added to their lead when Jamie Westbrook’s double scored Young, who reached base three times, in the third inning.

The Jackson pitching trio of Sam Lewis, Ryan Atkinson (1-0) and Kevin Ginkel, who earned his first save, combined to shut out the Jumbo Shrimp. Jacksonville stranded seven men and went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Jumbo Shrimp starter Jordan Yamamoto (0-1) whiffed nine batters in five innings of two-run ball. Parker Bugg worked two scoreless frames of relief.

Jacksonville hosts Jackson in Monday’s 7:05 p.m. rubber match from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. RHP Cody Poteet (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will make the start for the Jumbo Shrimp against Generals RHP Riley Smith (0-0, 0.00 ERA).

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