Wahoos Fall To Mississippi

June 11, 2017

Pensacola Blue Wahoo fans were shown again Saturday why the 22-year-old right hander Tyler Mahle is considered the team’s ace.

The No. 10 prospect in the Cincinnati Reds organization pitched six scoreless innings and tied his career-high with nine strikeouts.

It appeared Pensacola was going to win, 2-0, when center fielder Gabriel Guerrero singled in two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Southern League-leading saves leader Jimmy Herget entering the game in the ninth. Instead, the Mississippi Braves rallied to score four runs and overcome Pensacola, 4-2, in front of the 10th sellout crowd of the season of 5,038 at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

Pensacola manager Pat Kelly said the Blue Wahoos emotions went from feeling on “top of the world” to everything “falling apart.”

“Sometimes you just have those nights,” Kelly said of Herget, who gave up the runs and blew his third save opportunity of the season. “In your life as closer, you have to have a real short memory. There’s a pretty good chance he will be out there tomorrow.”

Mahle, who was seeking his Southern League eighth win, also brushed off the loss.

“Next time he’ll get the save,” Mahle said of Herget. “That’s just baseball. It happens.”

Mahle and Kelly were also not ready to panic with eight games left in the first half of the season. Pensacola leads the Southern Division with a 35-27 record and is vying to become the first team since the Tennessee Smokies to win four straight halves. The Smokies did it from 2009 to 2011.

Despite Pensacola losing Saturday, Biloxi lost 5-2, to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and are tied for second with Mississippi at 32-30, which is three games behind Pensacola.

“We just have to win the next two series, 3-2,” Kelly said. “I think we’re in pretty good position.”

The 23-year-old Guerrero, who was selected for the Southern League All-Star game, punched a line drive over the first baseman’s head into right field with two outs that scored both shortstop Blake Trahan and third baseman Josh VanMeter to give the Blue Wahoos a 2-0 lead.

But five of the first six batters Herget faced reached base on a walk, single, double and two more singles. Mississippi batted around in the inning. Braves catcher Kade Scivicque drove in the first run for Mississippi with a double that scored third baseman Travis Demeritte, who leadoff the inning with a walk to start the onslaught.

Mahle wasn’t the only impressive pitcher on the mound Saturday. Mississippi Braves right-hander Mike Soroka, a 19-year-old ranked the No. 4 prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization, also pitched well.

He threw seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits, no walks and striking out four. Soroka has now thrown 15 scoreless innings in his past two starts.

“Those were two pretty good pitchers right there,” Kelly said.

Blue Wahoos Down Misssissippi Braves In Series Opener

June 10, 2017

Homer Bailey got the start Friday for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and got the win as part of his MLB rehabilitation from elbow surgery to remove bone spurs.

Behind Bailey’s strong outing, Pensacola downed the Mississippi Braves, which entered the game in second place, with a, 6-2, victory in front of a sellout of 5,038 at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

Bailey, the seventh pick in the first round by the Cincinnati Reds in 2004, retired the side in the first inning throwing 11 pitches, eight for strikes. He struck out Ronald Acuna, who MLB Pipeline.com ranks as the No. 7 prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization, on an 87-mph slider.

He finished the fifth inning by getting the Mississippi lineup out 1-2-3, striking out Mississippi right fielder Connor Lien for the last out.

For the game, Bailey threw 64 pitches, 42 for strikes in five scoreless innings. He allowed three hits, walked one and struck out five.

Bailey was scheduled to pitch just four innings, he said. He joked that it was his first Double-A win since he was with Chattanooga in 2006.

“They asked how I felt and I said, ‘Man, I feel great,’” Bailey said. “Can you go another one? I said, ‘Yes’ I didn’t know how many pitches I had and I didn’t want to know.”

Bailey had been throwing at the Reds training camp in Goodyear, Ariz. He said he enjoyed playing in his first real game this season.

“The biggest thing was getting used to the lights and sounds against more advanced hitters,” said Bailey, who was happy he was “staying in the zone” with all four of his pitches.

He walked one batter, second baseman Luis Valenzuela, in the third inning on four straight pitches.

Pensacola manager Pat Kelly liked what he saw on the mound from Bailey and what he heard after the game. Bailey made a rehab start last year with the Blue Wahoos on April 26.

“He looked good,” Kelly said. “I know he was excited to see some competition and get under the lights. Last year, when he finished up he complained of forearm soreness.”

Bailey has been on the disabled list each of the last three seasons. He had a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm in 2014. Then in 2015, he tore an ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. It limited him to six starts in the 2016 season.

“All the signs tonight pointed in real good directions,” said the 11-year Major League veteran. “I can’t change things in the past. It’s about going forward.”

Meanwhile, Pensacola supported Bailey in his outing giving him a 4-0 lead. In the second inning first baseman Eric Jagielo leadoff with a single and scored when shortstop Blake Trahan hit a grounder into right field to put the Blue Wahoos up, 1-0.

Pensacola scored two more runs in the third inning when second baseman Alex Blandino doubled, his 18th of the season, to drive in both Gabriel Guerrero and Aristides Aquino to give the Blue Wahoos a, 3-0, lead.

In the fourth, Pensacola left fielder Tyler Goeddel leadoff the inning with a double on a grounder down the third base line and scored on a Guerrero groundout to second base making the score, 4-0.

Pensacola starter Keury Mella came in relief of Bailey and gave up two runs in the sixth inning to Mississippi. Braves catcher Kade Scivicque smacked a single to center field that scored both pinch hitter Jared James and Valenzuela to pull Mississippi within, 4-2.

But Mella settled down and got the last 10 batters he faced out, striking out three to earn the first save of his professional career.

“I really liked the way he threw in the eighth and ninth inning,” Kelly said.

Mella also helped himself at the plate hitting a double in the seventh inning that scored shortstop Blake Trahan and capped the scoring, 6-2.

Braves Andres Santiago made his first start this season with Double-A Mississippi Braves and gave up four earned runs in 3.2 innings. The righty has appeared in 11 games, all in relief, with Triple-A Gwinnett, Low-A Rome Braves and High-A Florida Fire Frogs since the Atlanta Braves picked him up March 20.

Pensacola is 35-26 and remains in first place in the Southern League South Division where they’ve been in all but six days this season.

Blue Wahoos Capture Sixth Straight Series

June 9, 2017

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos won its sixth straight series thanks to clutch two-out singles by third baseman Josh VanMeter and center fielder Gabriel Guerrero in the third inning to overcome the Mobile BayBears Thursday at Hank Aaron Stadium.

VanMeter singled to right field to drive in second baseman Alex Blandino, who lead-off the third inning with his 17th double of the season. Left fielder Tyler Goeddel, who had walked moved to third base and then VanMeter stole second base to put runners at second and third with Guerrero up to bat. He singled to right field to score both Goeddel and VanMeter, giving Pensacola a 3-0 lead in the third inning.

It would be all the runs the Pensacola pitching staff would need to pull out a, 3-2, victory over Mobile. Now 10-13 in one-run games, the Blue Wahoos captured the series, 3-2.

The victory improved the Blue Wahoos record to 34-26 to keep them in first place in the Southern League South Division. The team has been in first place for all but six days in the first half. It is vying to become the first Southern League team to win four straight halves since the Tennessee Smokies did it from 2009-2011.

Blue Wahoos starter Luis Castillo earned his second win in a row to improve his record to 3-3 and he now has a 3.00 ERA. Castillo worked six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks and struck out eight.

Castillo retired the first six batters he faced before giving up a lead-off solo home run to right center field in the third inning by Mobile catcher Wade Wass, a Catholic High School product. It was his 10th homer of the season.

Mobile’s only other run came in the fourth inning when first baseman Zach Houchins singled to center field to score center fielder Michael Hermosillo. Houchins led the BayBears offense, going 7-18, or .389, with 10 RBIs.

Pensacola relievers Robert Stock, Ariel Hernandez and Jimmy Herget protected the Blue Wahoos one-run lead by pitching a combined three scoreless innings. They gave up three hits, a walk and struck out two.

Hernandez earned his Southern League-leading eighth hold, while Herget got his Southern League-leading 16th save of the season. He has 43 strikeouts in 29.1 innings on the year.

Blue Wahoos Drop Double Header To Mobile’s BayBears

June 8, 2017

Pensacola Blue Wahoos pitchers Domingo Tapia, Carlos Gonzalez and Brennan Bernardino gave up a combined two hits in extra innings against the Mobile BayBears in the second game of a doubleheader.

Problem was for the Blue Wahoos that the second hit of the game on Bernardino was a walk-off home run by first baseman Zach Houchins that helped Mobile sweep Wednesday’s doubleheader, 1-0, and, 8-2, at Hank Aaron Stadium.

The teams were playing two seven-inning games to make up for Tuesday’s rain out.

Houchins has worked over Pensacola pitching, which has the top ERA in the Southern League going 5-14 with three doubles, a triple and game-winning homer, his fourth of the season, and driven in nine RBIs.

Tapia earned his second spot start of the season in the second game of a doubleheader with the Mobile BayBears. All he did was throw five scoreless innings, allow one hit and strike out.

Pensacola reliever Gonzalez came off the Triple-A Louisville Bats disabled list to relieve Tapia and pitched two scoreless innings and struck out two in his first appearance with the Blue Wahoos.

The Blue Wahoos did have runners on second and third with one out in the top of the seventh inning but both DH Eric Jagielo and first baseman Angelo Gumbs struck out swinging. Pensacola’s lineup earned just three hits and struck out 13 times in the second game.

The Blue Wahoos and BayBears are tied, 2-2, in the five-game series. Pensacola fell to 33-26 but remains in first place in the Southern League South Division.

Pensacola dropped the first game of the doubleheader to Mobile, 8-2, Wednesday.

The Blue Wahoos had scored two runs in the fifth inning to pull within, 4-2. Pensacola center fielder Brian O’Grady scored on a sacrifice fly by third baseman Josh VanMeter. Blue Wahoos right fielder Aristides Aquino then singled to score left fielder Tyler Goeddel.

Mobile scored eight runs, including a solo homer by Wade Wass, a Catholic High product, in the second inning, his ninth of the year. In the third inning, Houchins hit his 14th double of the season on a fly ball to center fielder that drove in second baseman David Fletcher and right fielder Forrestt Allday for two of Mobile’s three runs in the inning. The BayBears scored four more in the sixth inning with the big hit coming when shortstop Alberto Triunfel tripled with the bases loaded to drive in three runs.

Aquino singled in both games of Wednesday’s doubleheader to extend his on-base streak to 23 straight games, dating back to May 14.

Karl Jernigan Named New Tate Aggie Baseball Coach

June 7, 2017

Former Pace High School assistant coach  and Florida State standout Karl Jernigan has been named head baseball coach for the Tate Aggies, replacing the retiring Greg Blackmon.

Jernigan was a four-year starter for the Florida State Seminoles in center field. He recorded career-highs with a .332 batting average and 15 stolen bases in 2000 and was regarded as one of the top defensive center fielders in the country. he was responsible for one of the most memorable victories in FUS history. His three-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning gave FSU a 14-11 win over Stanford in the 1999 College World Series and a spot in the national title game.

Jernigan was drafted by the Oakland A’s, playing pro ball for three years. He spent the last 12 years as an assistant coach — at Milton for two years and then at Pace for the past 10 years.

Blackmon played on the UWF Baseball team from 1989 to 1990 under head coach Jim Spooner as a top first baseman. He holds the UWF career record for top batting average (.375) and is second in on-base percentage (.461). He is listed as third in slugging percentage (.570) and sixth in homeruns (13). In 1989, Blackmon was named to the All-Tournament team for his performance in the 1989 NAIA College World Series. By 1990, Blackmon held the second best single-season batting average (.472), slugging percentage (.624) and on-base percentage (.543). In 1990, he hit 11 homeruns as a third all-time record in the single season records.

Upon graduating from UWF, Blackmon continued to compete in the game as the head baseball coach at Tate High School in Cantonment, Florida for eight years. He led the high school team to two state championships in 1998 and in 2005 and posted a 202-42 record in eight seasons, leading them to five 6A Final Four appearances. Under his leadership, the Tate High School baseball team was crowned district and regional champions five times, as Blackmon was named the 6A Coach of the Year in 1998 and a six-time District I Florida Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year. He later received the Fred Waters Award in 1999 for his exceptional community contributions and devotion to the game of baseball.

Blackmon retired after the 2005 season to seek his master’s degree. He returned to the Aggie program six years later. His last two teams finished one win shy of a return to the state final four.

Northview Quarterback Club Announces New Officers

June 7, 2017

The Northview High School Quarterback Club has announced new officers and board members for the upcoming year. They are:

President – Jerry Fischer
Vice President – Josh Edwards
Secretary – Tammy Wilson
Treasurer – Courtney Nichols
Concession stand manager – Susan Hagan
Spirit merchandise – Jan Coleman
Programs and Ads – Genia Bayshore
Media – Carrie Bryan

Board Of Directors:
Ronald Peebles
Kent Calloway
Gary Killam
Kyle Wilson
Ronnie Cloud
Lonnie Wilson
Kevin Bryan

The next meeting of the Northview High School Quarterback Club will be at 6:30 p.m. on July 11 in the NHS Media Center.

Wahoos Hold On For Win Over The Mobile BayBears

June 6, 2017

For the second game in a row, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos relied on its bullpen to finish a close game with the Mobile BayBears.

This time it was righty Ariel Hernandez who pitched three scoreless innings to help Pensacola maintain a one-run lead before the Blue Wahoos scored twice in the ninth inning for a, 7-4, victory Monday over Mobile at Hank Aaron Stadium.

Pensacola was in danger of allowing Mobile to rally from a, 5-0, deficit. Mobile third baseman Zach Houchins doubled to left field to drive in Jose Briceno, who had singled to center, to pull the BayBears within, 5-4, in the sixth inning.

In came Hernandez to replace Jose Lopez, who was making his second start for the Blue Wahoos since being called up from the High-A Daytona Tortugas on May 30.

Hernandez, whose fastball touches 100 mph, promptly struck out the first to Mobile hitters he faced and got a groundout for a 1-2-3 inning. In fact, he faced the minimum nine batters over the final three innings and struck out five in his relief appearance that earned him his first save of the season for the Blue Wahoos.

Hernandez is now 1-0 with a save and 2.48 ERA.

The Blue Wahoos have won three straight games and improved to 33-24. It owns first place in the race for the Southern League South Division. The Biloxi Shuckers lost its second straight game to the Mississippi Braves, giving Pensacola a three-game lead in the division.

Lopez looked much better on the mound in his second Southern League start with Pensacola. He pitched six innings, allowed four hits, gave up four runs, one earned, walked two and struck out eight. In his first game, he gave up four runs and walked six in 4.2 innings. Lopez is now 1-0 with a 4.22 ERA.

The Blue Wahoos offense has now scored five runs or more in five of its last seven games and is on a three-game winning streak. It has captured the first two games of the five-game series with Mobile.

Leading the way on offense Monday for Pensacola was second baseman Alex Blandino, who homered and knocked in four of the seven runs Pensacola scored. Blandino was 2-3 with a walk and scored twice.

In his last 10 games, the first-round pick in 2014 is hitting .310 (9-29) with four doubles, three homers and 10 RBIs.

He crushed his fourth home of the year, a three-run dinger to left field, in the second inning that put Pensacola up, 3-0.

In the fourth inning, Blandino knocked in the first run with a single to shortstop that allowed Pensacola right fielder Aristides Aquino to score. The second run, which gave the Blue Wahoos a 5-0 lead, came when catcher Adrian Nieto singled to center to score first baseman Angelo Gumbs, who had singled.

Mobile’s Houchins, though, came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning and delivered a bases-clearing triple to left field to pull the BayBears within, 5-3.

Pensacola gave itself some breathing room in the top of the ninth inning when shortstop Blake Trahan doubled in Blandino and then center fielder Gabriel Guerrero singled in Trahan for a 7-4 lead.

Aquino was 1-4 Monday with a single to lead-off the fourth inning and now has reached base in 21 straight games, dating back to May 14.

Blue Wahoos Hold On For 3-2 Win Over BayBears

June 5, 2017

Pensacola Blue Wahoos closer Jimmy Herget turned in his longest outing this season, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings for his Southern League-leading 15th save.

Herget protected a one-run lead as the Blue Wahoos held on for a, 3-2, victory Sunday over the Mobile BayBears in Hank Aaron Stadium.

The Blue Wahoos improved to 32-24 and with the Biloxi Shuckers loss Sunday took a two-game lead in the race for the Southern League South Division. The club is now 9-12 in one-run games this year.

Herget allowed one hit, one walk and struck out three. He now has 15 saves in 17 attempts and has struck out 41 batters in 28.1 innings. He is 1-2 with a 1.59 ERA.

Pensacola ace Tyler Mahle pitched 6.1 scoreless innings before Mobile tagged him for two runs in the seventh. Mahle got the first out of the seventh inning and then gave up singles to Mobile second baseman David Fletcher and center field Forrest Allday who both scored when BayBears first baseman Zach Houchins hit his 12th double of the season to make it a, 3-2, game.

Pensacola reliever Geoff Broussard came in and hit Wade Wass, a former Catholic High School player, with a pitch to put runners on first and second. He was then replaced by Herget, who got third baseman Andrew Daniel to fly out to left field to move Houchins and Wass to second and third. Herget intentionally walked  left fielder Tim Arakawa to load the bases. But Herget got the final out of the seventh inning when he got shortstop Alberto Triunfel to hit into a force out to end the scoring threat.

Mahle improved to 7-2 on the season and dropped his ERA to 1.66. The 22-year-old right-hander struck out three batters and now has 75 on the season, which ties him for second in the Southern League.

Pensacola went ahead, 1-0, when second baseman Alex Blandino smacked his 14th double of the season to center field to score first baseman Angelo Gumbs, who reached on an error.

In the sixth inning, Aristides Aquino smashed his eighth homer of the season to put Pensacola ahead, 2-0. Blandino made it, 3-0, then hit his 15th double of the season to right field with two outs to score Gumbs, who walked.

Aquino has reached base in 20 straight games or since May 14. During the streak, the 22-year-old, who MLB Pipeline.com ranks as the sixth best prospect in the Cincinnati Reds organization, has four home runs, 16 RBIs and is 24-73 or hitting .328.

Wahoos Win Series Over The Jumbo Shrimp

June 4, 2017

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos exploded against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp for six runs in the sixth inning on six singles and two errors to cruise to its fifth consecutive series victory Saturday.

The game was tied, 4-4, when Pensacola sent 10 players to the plate and put on a hitting demonstration for the sellout crowd of 5,038 at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The Blue Wahoos ended up winning 11-6 Friday and captured the series, 3-2, denying Jacksonville a chance to win its first series in Pensacola’s ballpark since June 2015.

Jacksonville committed seven errors, which was two short of the record of nine errors made by the Biloxi Shuckers on April 10 this season against the Montgomery Biscuits.

“We were hoping to take advantage of (the errors),” said Pensacola manager Pat Kelly. “You don’t want to look up there and see seven errors and only have four runs.”

The sixth inning started for Pensacola with a lead-off single by left fielder Tyler Goeddel. Center fielder Gabriel Guerrero then hit a rocket to Jacksonville second baseman KC Serna who dropped the ball. Third baseman Josh VanMeter then hit a towering fly ball behind third base that Jumbo Shrimp shortstop Alex Yarbrough missed for the second error of the inning.

With the bases loaded and no outs, right fielder Aristides Aquino hit a one hopper that glanced off the first baseman’s glove and then bounced off VanMeter, allowing both Goeddel and Guerrero to score to put the Blue Wahoos ahead, 6-4. First baseman Eric Jagielo ripped a single to right field to score VanMeter to make it, 7-4. Another single on a liner by second baseman Angelo Gumbs drove in Aquino for an 8-4 lead.

Pensacola shortstop Blake Trahan hit a bullet into right field where Jacksonville’s John Norwood gunned down Jagielo at the plate for the second out of the inning. Blue Wahoos reliever Robert Stock then hit a bouncer up the middle that scored catcher Adrian Nieto and Trahan with the final two runs of the inning scoring for a 10-4 lead.

Pensacola is 31-24 and in first place in the Southern League South Division with just three series left before the end of the first half. The Blue Wahoos are trying to become the first Southern League team to win four straight halves since the Tennessee Smokies did it from 2009-2011.

Blue Wahoos reliever Alex Powers came through for Pensacola Friday. He finished the game with three scoreless innings, allowing four hits, one walk and striking out five.

Powers entered the game in the seventh inning after Stock loaded the bases and walked in a run. Powers struck out the side with the bases full.

“Powers gave us three huge innings right there,” Kelly said. “He had those three big Ks with the bases loaded. That was huge.”

Meanwhile, Gabriel Guerrero led the Pensacola offense Friday and throughout the five-game series against Jacksonville. He was 6-17 (.353) and drove in six runs, increasing his RBI total to 15 for the season. He has 21 multi-hit games in the 52 games he has played this season.

Plus, he has enjoyed playing center field more lately. He made a sliding catch in the fifth inning to rob Jacksonville left fielder Alex Glenn of a hit.

“I’ve had a good season, so far,” Guerrero said. “I’m seeing the ball and not trying to do to much.”

Pensacola also benefited from two great defensive plays by Angelo Gumbs at second base, especially in the eight inning when he fielded the ball on the shortstop side of second base, spun and threw out the runner.

Jacksonville is 4-16 in Blue Wahoos Stadium the last two years.

Jacksonville’s Perez tied the game, 4-4, when he lined a triple into the right center field gap to lead off the fourth. Jacksonville’s Yarbrough hit a chopper to Pensacola’s Jagielo at first base who threw home to get Perez but the center fielder scored when he slid wide behind home plate and tapped the plate with his left hand.

Pensacola right fielder Aristides Aquino had put the Blue Wahoos ahead, 4-3, in the third inning when he scored on catcher Adrian Nieto’s ground ball to Jacksonville first baseman Taylor Ard. Ard threw to Jumbo Shrimp shortstop Yarbrough to get Pensacola Jagielo out at second. But Yarbrough’s throw to first base glanced off the glove of Jacksonville starting pitcher Chris Mazza, allowing Nieto to reach third base where he was stranded.

The Blue Wahoos lead the game, 3-0, after the first two innings but Jacksonville right fielder John Norwood hit a three-run homer to left to tie the game, 3-3. Norwood has nine homers this season, which is fourth in the Southern League.

Jumbo Shrimp Tie Up Series With The Wahoos

June 3, 2017

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have gotten some revenge for getting swept by the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in the teams’ first meeting this season and going 4-15 in Blue Wahoos Stadium the last two years.

Jacksonville received home runs from catcher Austin Nola and third baseman Brian Anderson to beat Pensacola, 7-2, Friday in front of 4,778 Pensacola fans. Jacksonville evened the series, 2-2, heading into Saturday’s final game between the teams.

Pensacola manager Pat Kelly watched helplessly as his team, which scored 19 runs in the first three games, was blanked for the first six innings by Jacksonville starter Mike Kickham and managed just two runs Friday.

“It’s one of those days,” Kelly said. “We hit into three double plays and fell behind. It was very tough to make up the deficit.”

Pensacola Blue Wahoos right-hander Deck McGuire entered the game having won four straight starts. But the Jacksonville Shrimp knocked him around, earning five runs on six hits to jump out to a, 5-0, lead after the first five innings. McGuire also allowed two walks and struck out seven in his five innings of work Friday.

McGuire, a former first-round draft pick, got off to a stellar start striking out the first three Jumbo Shrimp batters he faced in the first inning. The loss dropped his record to 5-3 on the season and increase his ERA to 3.25.

“He was just a little off,” Kelly said. “I thought they truly hit some good pitches.”

Jacksonville right fielder John Norwood, who doubled to start the inning, scored on a sacrifice fly to center field by first baseman Taylor Ard to put the Jumbo Shrimp up, 1-0. With two outs, Jacksonville center fielder Yefri Perez smacked a triple into the right center gap to score left fielder Cal Towey for a 2-0 lead.

In the fourth inning, Nola clobbered a solo home run, his second of the season, to left field, putting the Jumbo Shrimp up, 3-0.

Anderson also clubbed a two-run home run in the seventh inning off of Pensacola reliever Brennan Bernardino to left field for a 7-0 Jacksonville lead. Anderson, who MLB Pipeline.com ranks as the Miami Marlins third best prospect, was 3-5 and added a triple and single for four RBIs in Friday’s game.

Pensacola second baseman Angelo Gumbs reached base seven straight at-bats over the last two games, before grounding out into a double play in the ninth inning.  He was 2-4 with a triple but reached on a fielder’s choice and scored one of the Blue Wahoos’ two runs.

Pensacola is 30-24 but remain in first place in the Southern League South Division where they’ve been in all but six days this season.

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