Jacksonville Sports Day

RECAP: Jumbo Shrimp Fall in Series Opener to Mobile

JACKSONVILLE – Jumbo Shrimp starter Kolton Mahoney worked seven strong innings on Friday, but Jacksonville was shut out 1-0 by the Mobile BayBears before 9,795 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

The shutout loss was the 25th of the season for Jacksonville (63-67, 34-26), matching a Southern League record. Mobile (48-79, 21-38) starter Zack Kelly (3-6) ceded just two hits in 6.2 innings, striking out eight against one walk.

Jesus Castillo recorded the final four outs for his second save.

The only run of the game came in the top of the first inning. Bo Way led off with a single against Mahoney (4-4).

A Brandon Marsh single put runners on the corners. After a pickoff at first base and walk, Jordan Zimmerman’s RBI ground out gave the BayBears a 1-0 advantage.

Mahoney surrendered just one run on five hits in his seven grames. He struck out seven against two free passes.

Mobile right-hander Luis Pena and Jumbo Shrimp second baseman Bryson Brigman and outfielder Stone Garrett were ejected after a bases-clearing brawl in the eighth inning.

Jacksonville hosts Mobile at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. RHP Josh Roeder (1-4, 3.59 ERA) starts for the Jumbo Shrimp against BayBears LHP Max Herrmann (1-2, 5.67 ERA).

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