CHATTANOOGA, TENN. (APRIL 7, 2014) - Jackson Generals (3-2) right-hander Jordan Pries (1-0) impressed in his Double-A debut, earning a win his team's 4-0, 2-hit shutout victory over Chattanooga (2-3) Monday at AT&T Field.
Pries tossed six innings and allowed just one hit and no runs. The 24-year-old spent last season with Class-A+ High Desert and went 8-6 with a 5.13 ERA in 124.2 IP.
Nate Melendres provided the Generals with plenty of offense in Monday's victory. Melendres went 3-for-4, including a triple and a double - and was responsible for two RBIs.
The left-fielder also broke the Generals four-inning scoreless start with an RBI double in the fifth that scored Gabriel Noriega.
Jabari Blash scored in the sixth as Jack Marder reached on a one-out fielding error by center fielder Jeremy Hazelbacker. John Hicks capitalized with runners in scoring position with an RBI double prior to an RBI triple by Melendres.
The Generals' bullpen pitched well to secure Pries' win, allowing one hit in three combined innings of relief work.
Jordan Shipers entered in the seventh inning and recorded four outs before Stephen Shackleford finished the eighth. Stephen Kohlscheen halted the last hope of Chattanooga avoiding a shutout with a scoreless ninth inning.
W- Jordan Pries: 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0.00 ERA
L- Garrett Gould: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 3.38 ERA
The Generals took 3-of-5 in the opening series at Chattanooga, outscoring the Lookouts 25-15.
The Generals will host their annual FanFest at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8th, which will prelude the home opener on Wednesday, April 9th at 7:05 p.m. against the Mississippi Braves (ATL).
This will be the 17th season of Double-A Professional Baseball in Jackson. For up-to-date news and notes throughout the offseason, visit www.jacksongeneralsbaseball.com, follow the club on Twitter (@jacksongenerals) or like the team on Facebook. Ticket packages for the 2014 season are on-sale now by calling (731) 988-5299.