KODAK, Tenn. - The Tennessee Smokies' pitchers held the Barons bats scoreless for the second consecutive game on Wednesday night. RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (1-0, 1.69) threw six scoreless innings in the victory, only allowing one single in the fifth inning to Birmingham 3B Trey Michalczewski, who was promptly erased on a double play.
Tennessee got off to a quick start off of Barons starter Spencer Adams (0-3, 3.86), when CF Charcer Burks tripled to lead off the game. Burks would score on a David Bote (3-for-3, RBI) sacrifice fly in foul territory down the right field line. 1B Yasiel Balaguert (2-for-4, 2 RBI) followed that up with the first of his two RBI doubles on the night to push Tennessee's lead to 2-0.
Adams settled down from there, getting out of trouble thanks to defensive help from 2B Eddy Alvarez and C Brett Austin in the second. The righty would only allow one more run, on the second RBI double by Balaguert in the sixth. Adams finished the game tossing seven innings, while surrendering eight hits, three runs and striking out two.
The Barons were not able to get anything going with the bats in support of Adams, as a combination of Daury Torrez and James Pugliese only allowed one more Baron single off of the bat of LF Cameron Seitzer in relief of Tseng. Seitzer, like Michalczewski was also forced out on a double play.
The Barons will play two tomorrow against the Smokies to make up for the rainout on Tuesday. The first game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. CT with the second game following a half hour after the conclusion. RHP Michael Kopech (0-0, 3.38) will be on the mound in game one for the Barons and he will be opposed by Trevor Clifton (1-1, 4.50). Curt Bloom will bring you all the action on the iHeart Radio app, beginning with the Coca-Cola Pregame Show beginning at 4:20 p.m. CT.
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