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RECAP: Castano Fires Complete Game in Jacksonville’s 5-1 Win

FILE PHOTO BY MKE KREBS

JACKSONVILLE – Jacksonville starter Daniel Castano fanned a career-high 13 batters in a nine-inning complete game on Thursday to lead the Jumbo Shrimp to a 5-1 victory over the Mississippi Braves in front of 5,893 fans on a Budweiser Thirsty Thursday from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Castano’s (5-1) gem was Jacksonville’s (55-61, 26-20) first nine-inning complete game since Justin Nicolino accomplished the feat on July 29, 2014. Castano’s 13 strikeouts came without walking a batter, and he ceded just one run on four hits.

The scored was tied at one when Mississippi (56-59, 23-23) starter Jasseel De La Cruz (3-7) walked Jazz Chisholm to begin the third inning. After a fielder’s choice ground out, Joe Dunand singled before Brian Miller doubled in a run to put Jacksonville ahead. Riley Mahan singled in a pair of runs and two batters later, Adrian Nieto lofted a sacrifice fly to make it 5-1.

The Jumbo Shrimp got on the board in their first at-bats on Lewin Diaz’s solo home run. Connor Lien went yard for the M-Braves in the second to tie the score at two.

Jacksonville plays Mississippi at 7:05 p.m. on Friday from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. RHP Jorge Guzman (5-10, 3.89 ERA) makes the start for the Jumbo Shrimp against Braves LHP Phil Pfeifer (1-1, 4.15 ERA).

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