Sevierville, Tenn. - After the conclusion of the third inning, Sunday's game between the Jackson Generals and Tennessee Smokies was suspended and postponed due to weather at Smokies Stadium.
The contest, which the Generals led 4-3 at the time, will be played to nine-inning completion as part of a double-header that will be scheduled during Tennessee's visit to The Ballpark at Jackson in early June (June 3-June 7). Game times for that double-header will be announced in a later release.
By rule, the second game of that Smokies-Generals double-header will be a seven-innng contest, based on the Southern League's application of the Optional Suspended Game Rule and its consequences [OBR 7.02(a)(7) and 7.02(a)(8)]. Statistics from today's contest will remain valid and are counted as having happened on this date.
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SUMMARY OF EARLY ACTION
TOP 1: The Generals draw first blood, scoring two runs in the first inning after loading the bases against Tennessee starter Michael Rucker. Matt Jones drove in Ben DeLuzio and Jamie Westbrook to put the Generals in front 2-0, giving Jones his eighth and ninth RBI of the year.
SCORE: JXN 2, TNS 0
BOTTOM 2: Tennessee manages an RBI single and a pair of bases-loaded walks to take a 3-2 lead on the Generals. Left-hander Yuhei Nakaushiro comes on in relief and induces a fire-dousing double-play grounder to Juniel Querecuto at third.
SCORE: TNS 3, JXN 2
TOP 3: Meeting Tennessee's challenge, the Generals strike for two more runs in the third inning. With Matt Jones and Jamie Westbrook aboard, Galli Cribbs smacks his second triple of the year, giving the Generals the lead back at 4-3.
SCORE: JXN 4, TNS 3
BOTTOM 3: Nakaushiro strands a runner, working through a one-out single to keep the Smokies behind after three innings.
SCORE: JXN 4, TNS 3
The Generals return home to begin a 10-game homestand at The Ballpark at Jackson on Monday, beginning with a five-game series against the Birmingham Barons! The series with the Barons will feature the Generals' second Education Day game of the year (Wednesday, April 18), as well as a "Dollar Dogs and Drinks" night on Thursday, April 19. A return of the Hub City Hippos is scheduled alongside the team's second Food Truck Friday game of the season on April 20.
To learn more about the Generals or purchase tickets to future events at The Ballpark at Jackson, fans can reach the Generals at 731.988.5299 or log on to JacksonGeneralsBaseball.com!
6:05 pm CT Monday (4/16) at The Ballpark at Jackson (Jackson, TN)
LHP Alex Young (Generals) vs. LHP Matt Tomshaw (Birmingham Barons)
THIS GENERALS HOMESTAND:
April 16-25 (vs. Birmingham Barons & Chattanooga Lookouts)
Dial 731-988-5299 for tickets to see Jackson Generals Baseball!
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