Generals Sweep Doubleheader With The Pensacola Blue Wahoos

June 23, 2018

The Jackson Generals swept the Blue Wahoos in Friday’s doubleheader at The Ballpark at Jackson. The Generals took the first game 2-1 before edging the Wahoos 5-3 in game two. Jackson has now won all seven meetings between the two teams.

In game one Rudy Flores hit a two-run double over the first base bag to score Daniel Robertson and Domingo Leyba in the first inning. That proved to be enough. Pensacola got a run in the third when Luis Gonzalez doubled home TJ Friedl. The Wahoos got the tying run to third in the seventh but Taylor Sparks was stranded when Friedl flew out to center field.

Daniel Wright (L, 3-5) went the distance. He allowed just the two first inning runs over his six innings. He struck out four without a walk.

In game two the Generals struck first again. This time with a four-run second inning. The Blue Wahoos committed three errors in the inning behind starter Wyatt Strahan (L, 5-7). Jackson still used five hits in the inning, but all were singles.

Trailing 4-1 in the sixth, Pensacola rallied to pull within one. Narciso Crook was hit by a pitch to start the inning and advanced to third a batter later on Shed Long’s single. Gavin LaValley doubled them both home before Luis Gonzalez reached on an error. Yoan Lopez (S, 6) came in from the Generals bullpen with LaValley at third and Gonzalez at first and pitched out of the jam without allowing the tying run to score. Jackson added an insurance run on the bottom of the sixth to cap the win.

Strahan took the loss after pitching two innings and allowing four runs (two earned). He walked one and struck out three.

The Blue Wahoos and Generals continue the six-game series on Saturday. LHP Seth Varner (3-0, 2.55) will get the start for the Blue Wahoos against Generals RHP Bo Takahashi (0-1, 8.56).

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