Wahoos Drop Third Straight Against Shrimp

August 18, 2018

The Wahoos were held to three hits as they lost 6-1 to the Jumbo Shrimp Friday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

Double-A debutant Dustin Beggs (W,1-0) was excellent for the Shrimp. The 25-year old held the Wahoos to one run on one hit. He faced the minimum through the first three innings, with a Mitch Nay walk the only thing disrupting a perfect start to the game.

Pensacola’s only run came on a broken play in the sixth inning. With two on and one out, Narciso Crook hit a slow roller to Brian Schales at third. He tried to start a double play by stepping on third, but he sailed the throw to first, which allowed TJ Friedl to score. That made the score 5-1, and that was the closest the Wahoos would come to a rally.

Simply put, the Wahoos could not keep pace with the Jumbo Shrimp offense. Daniel Wright (L, 6-9) allowed five runs on eight hits over six innings of work. Jacksonville scored once in the first inning and then scored their next three runs on homers. Monte Harrison hit a solo shot in the second and John Silviano belted a two-run homer in the fourth, which made it 4-0.

After avoiding a series loss for 12 consecutive series, Pensacola has now dropped three straight. Over their last six games, the Wahoos have been outscored 51-17, and are 1-5 over that stretch.

The Wahoos will try to salvage the series against Jacksonville Saturday night. RHP Wyatt Strahan (6-10, 4.16) will take the hill for the Blue Wahoos against RHP Cody Poteet (2-10, 5.).


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