Jackson, Tenn. - Building on their Opening Night victory, the Jackson Generals (2-0) skewered the visiting Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 14-6 on Friday at The Ballpark at Jackson. A 19-hit attack drew multi-hit contributions from seven different Generals players, including a two-homer night from catcher Matt Jones and a 3-for-4 effort from shortstop Galli Cribbs.
Joel Payamps (1-0, 3.00 ERA) struck out the side in his first relief appearance of 2018, adding two more punchouts over the next two innings while securing the win. He and Gabe Speier gave up only three combined hits in five innings of relief work between the two of them, helping keep the Jumbo Shrimp (0-2) winless on the year. Cribbs continued his impressive first-week surge, blasting his second homer of the year in as many games while totaling four runs scored and three RBI. The Jackson pitching staff also struck out 16 Jumbo Shrimp hitters to help atone for a pair of errors in the field.
Top Performances - GENERALS
- SS Galli Cribbs: 3-4, 4 R, 3 RBI, HR
- C Matt Jones: 2-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 HR
- RHP Joel Payamps: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 5 K
Top Performances - JACKSONVILLE
- LF Kyle Barrett: 4-5, 2 R
- RF John Norwood: 1-4, 3 RBI
- LHP Jose Quijada: 1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 K
SCORING - JACKSONVILLE'S BIGGEST INNING (Top 2)
- 2-2: Nick Neidert slaps an RBI single down the right field line to plate Mason Davis
- 4-2: John Norwood doubles to left-center field, scoring Nick Neidert and Kyle Barrett with two outs
SCORING - GENERALS' BIGGEST INNINGS (Bottom 6 & Bottom 8)
- 7-5: Marty Herum smacks an RBI single to center field (B6)
- 8-5: Galli Cribbs singles home Joel Payamps, pushing Herum to second base (B6)
- 10-5: Jay Gonzalez triples to right center, scoring Herum and Cribbs on the play (B6)
- 12-6: Matt Jones blasts a two-run HR to help the Generals pull away (B8)
- 14-6: Jamie Westbrook doubles to left field, scoring Juniel Querecuto (B8)
6:05 pm CT on Saturday at The Ballpark at Jackson (vs. Jacksonville)
Generals RHP Sam Lewis vs. Jumbo Shrimp RHP Jeff Brigham
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